Works as Counsellor/ Psychotherapist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.
Angela's way of working
In her therapeutic work, Angela focuses on creating a safe and trusting relationship with each individual, so that they may work through their issues at their own pace, in a non-directive way. She works in a 'trauma informed' way, seeking to understand what has happened to each client to cause the issues they are experiencing.
Once Angela has a sense of the origin of client’s present concerns and their hopes from therapy, she works collaboratively with them to agree a suitable therapeutic way forward. Angela integrates Counselling, Psychotherapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) approaches into her work with clients depending on the needs and preferences of each individual. She works with clients on a short or long-term basis and seeks to agree a schedule which fits in with each client's lifestyle.
Angela's background and experience
Angela has substantial experience of counselling young people and has also managed a primary school-based counselling service, supervising volunteer counsellors and supporting teachers and parents.
In Angela’s more recent private sector work, she has focussed her clinical practice around adult clients including students, professionals, retired people and working mothers. In this setting Angela has significant experience of using EMDR Therapy effectively to alleviate a wide range of symptoms arising from clients’ traumatic experiences.
Prior to training as a counsellor, Angela had a career as a chartered banker where she worked in a variety of managerial, customer relationship and people development roles.
Angela is a Professional Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society and a Member of the EMDR Association (UK and Ireland). She is also a member of the Disclosure Scotland Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme.
Angela charges £60 a session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer / organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.