I have been practising in private practice for the past 22 years. I am a registered member of BACP.
I have experience in telephone, Skype and FaceTime counselling as well as working face to face in the counselling room.
I speak English and French.
Using my training, my experience and my intuition in equal parts, I continue to learn from my clients. 

My original career was in art, design and fashion.
But I found myself searching for a different kind of creative fulfilment. I started training to work with children but through a series of serendipitous encounters, found myself following the path of various counselling trainings.

Training
My initial training was in Person-centred Counselling, but I subsequently gained my Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from a Sussex BACP accredited course. I have undergone regular training during my years in social services and through Continuing Professional Development.

Career
I started my career in social work, working with children and families before helping with adults’ and older people’s mental health problems in a multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health team with other mental health professionals, gaining invaluable experience in identifying problems other than those safely helped by counselling alone and in working compassionately with the elderly and those suffering from illness and loss. 
I have spent many years working in private practice in France.

 

I am happy to work in English or French by telephone, Skype, FaceTime or online worldwide with women, men, older men and women, couples and younger people. Occasional face to face sessions possible from my rooms situated between the Devon border and Taunton
I endeavour to respond to your initial or emergency contact within 24 hours and keep some slots free for emergencies each week.
I have some limited availabilty evenings and weekends.
  If I am unable to answer when you call please do leave a message or send an email using the email button. Thank you.
Testimonial example
"It's so helpful to have someone to talk to who listens and actually hears what I have to say. For the first time in my life I feel valued and valuable. Angela is able to provide the mirroring and validation that has been so sorely missing in my life up until now, allowing me to explore who I really am, and to have more confidence in my own thoughts and feelings. It's clear she cares. She has helped me come to recognise the dysfunctionality of the people around me and how they have shaped who and where I am today, and for that, I shall always be truly grateful."