Live a Happy Life!

Available via teams, Phone or Face-to-Face.

Hello! I’m Angela

I would like to offer you a warm welcome to Brighter Lives Therapy.

I understand that it can be quite daunting when searching for a counsellor, but you have taken brave steps to be able to get to this point. It is not easy when help and support is needed, it can feel quite overwhelming and scary.

What I can offer is a safe and accepting environment without any form of judgment. I will help you to explore your present difficulties and consider how you’re past experiences or thoughts on the future could be impacting your life.

Together within this safe environment is where the journey to a brighter life can begin.

Self Care

This is a safe place where you will be able to familiarise yourself with what Brighter Lives has to offer. Your individual needs are paramount and matter.

Life doesn’t have to be full of stress, anxiety and other concerns that cause distress. Counselling can help you to find your Mojo, gain perspective and create change in your life.

Feel free to have a look around the Brighter Lives website in your own time. Ask yourself; is this the time to offer yourself the support and care in your life?

I have lots of information on what Brighter Lives can offer, so maybe peruse at your own pace and if you feel that there is an area I could help you with, then please get in touch with me.

Be You and Feel Free!

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy which provides the opportunity for change and growth. You are unique and not only have unique fingerprints but also have your own unique thought process, voice, and personality. It’s because of this uniqueness that you will have different reactions and thoughts to events and life experiences from childhood to adulthood.

Counselling can be used in many ways such as to offload your problems, manage anxiety and depression and to be able to deal with stress or tackle difficult challenges that seem out of reach in a way that suits you best. It might be that you need to create healthy boundaries with people in your life whereas another individual might explore coping strategies for anger or anxiety. Others might use the sessions to find acceptance or to discover who they are as a person.  There is so much that you can use counselling for. The sky is the limit and it’s your journey.

Take Your Next Step And Live Life!

What will happen at first?

Firstly, if what you have read sounds like what you are looking for, then the next step would be to contact me via email. We can then have a brief discussion of around 30 minutes about what has brought you to wanting counselling and your presenting issues, this is free of charge. We will also cover briefly the counselling contract which will focus on confidentiality, timings and cancellations.

We will make enquiries about each other and ask questions so that together we can decide if counselling with me is right for you and if so, we can go ahead by booking you in so that you can get started on your counselling journey. I feel it is important to feel like we are both happy and understand the process on a level with each other. If you feel you would like to meet; or begin online/phone or face-to-face sessions we can then arrange an initial session.

Should you wish to start therapy with me we could schedule an initial 6-week course of treatment with a view to review and extend if we both feel this is the best way forward for you or simply keep the appointments open and attend as many or as few as you feel is right for you.

My approach to person-centred therapy is to work creatively to make sure that my clients are provided with a safe space where they are able to explore their individual past and/or present issues. I support individuals to take control so that they feel empowered to make changes and discover their own solutions to any issues they have. The client is the best expert on themselves. I am not to force or lead the therapy in any way.  Together we can work towards enhancing your self-awareness enabling you to manage yourself and your life in a more pleasing way that enables you to live a more fulfilling life. 

I value and respect the importance of the therapeutic relationship between myself the counsellor and you the client. I can proudly say that I am a registered member of the BACP register. The skills I have made it easy for me to empathise with clients. I can understand their point of view and really enjoy supporting individuals to develop strategies that will have a positive outcome for them.

Every Step Counts

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