Hello, my name is Angharad and I’m a qualified Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I have worked with people from diverse backgrounds who bring many different experiences. As a Humanistic therapist however, I respect the idea that whatever your experiences, they are unique to you. I offer an initial introductory session at £35 and subsequent sessions cost £50. I offer short-term, fixed-term and open-ended weekly sessions.
Life is challenging and regardless of who we are, life events can affect our ability to cope. I offer a non-judgemental, empathic space in which we can begin to explore your experiences together, at a pace that feels safe and in a way that feels most comfortable for you. Over time I believe that a gentle and compassionate exploration can lead to a re-framing of experiences and a greater level of understanding and self-awareness. This increased awareness can also shine a light on the extent to which your choices and behaviours may be rooted in past strategies which perhaps once served you but are now unhelpful. Such insights can bring a feeling of freedom around choices you may make going forward as well as promoting self-compassion. I believe that relationship is key and that with the right person, it is possible to bring about change. For my part, I feel that previous experience I have working as a lawyer can help focus the gentle but genuine curiosity I have in others. As I work alongside my clients, my hope is that this focus will help bring about in both of us, an insight which is honest and helpful. The time I spent working in a corporate environment has also given me some insight into the pressures that can arise out of working in an intense, professional environment which some may find helpful.
I have a postgraduate diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton. As part of my training I spent time at a private practice based in Brighton and Hove working alongside clients who brought a wide-range of issues. I also spent two years working at Cruse Bereavement Care where I supported clients with grief and loss.