Angela is a warm and
insightful counsellor, dedicated to finding ways of improving the lives of those
of you who come to her seeking help.
She believes that counselling truly is your journey of a lifetime, your magical
mystery tour. You may come to counselling feeling cornered, restricted and
encumbered. Maybe you feel as if you are living inside a glass bubble; you can
see the world outside it but seem unable to communicate in the way you or others
want, and feel unable to feel what you would like to feel about the people and
things outside your bubble. You may feel your head is full of sticky black
cobwebs, rendering your brain unable to move at the normal pace.
During her 22 years in France Angela has suffered much of the frustration,
anxiety, loneliness and sadness experienced by many people living in a foreign
country with a different culture, language, and way of doing things, away from
children, family, friends and colleagues. She has undergone regular counselling
in order to help maintain her energy and equilibrium.
If you are feeling any of those things, expat or not, are
a survivor of narcissistic parenting or boarding school, are enduring or
recovering from coercive control, are
struggling to make decisions, are undergoing relationship difficulties or are
looking to enjoy a quality of life that seems to elude you, counselling can help
you achieve that equilibrium. Yes, it can feel a terrifyingly risky first step.
Yes, it can be painful - sometimes very painful, but there is laughter and
humour too - and growth - oh yes, growth, along the way. Given time, patience,
and above all courage and trust in yourself, your counsellor and the partnership
between you, you really can achieve that.
Angela’s original career was in Social Work in Sussex. She worked for three
years with children and families before moving into adults’ and older people’s
mental health, where she spent eight years based in a multi-disciplinary
Community Mental Health team with other Mental Health professionals from Health
and Social Services, where she gained invaluable experience in identifying
problems other than those safely helped by counselling alone. She also worked as
a hospital Social Worker and as a frontline Telephone Helpdesk Advisor for
Social Services where she gained experience helping the elderly and those
suffering from illness and loss in a compassionate way. She gained her diploma
working parallel to her Social work career. On qualifying she moved to France
where for 22 years she has practiced as a face to face, Skype, FaceTime and
telephone counsellor for English-speaking clients from anywhere in the world.
She also has some training and experience in On-line Counselling.
Angela’s training is in Person-centred and Psychodynamic Counselling.
She has undergone regular training during her years in Social Services and
subsequently through Continuing Professional Development.
Angela speaks English and French. She has been practising in private practice
for the past 22 years. She is a Registered member of BACP. She makes no charge
for the first session together.
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