Angela Simmons

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Gender: female

Location(s): Steyning, Palmeira Hove
Postcode: BN44
Contact Telephone: 00441903 339028

Services Offered: Skype/Telephone, Individuals, Couples, Expats
Counselling Approach: Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Eclectic
specialism: Survivors of Narcissistic Parenting, Survivors of Boarding School, Telephone/Skype counselling, Counselling for expats, General counselling, Fluent French speaker

About your services: I work face to face in my rooms in Steyning and Hove, or via Skype/Telephone. I have a particular interest in working with survivors of Narcissistic Parenting and Boarding school survivors as well as working via telephone/Skype with people from all over the world and with levels of disability, who are unable to visit me in person. A warm, open and insightful counsellor, I am dedicated to finding ways of improving the lives of those of you who come to me seeking help. I believe that counselling truly is your journey of a lifetime, your magical mystery tour. You may come to counselling feeling cornered, restricted and encumbered, trussed in chicken wire, strapped into a strait jacket or tangled up in swaddling. 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 find it difficult to feel what you or others would like you to feel about the people and things outside of your bubble. You may feel your head is full of sticky black cobwebs, rendering your brain unable to move at the normal pace. If you are feeling any of those things, 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, but there is laughter and humour too - and 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. I use Psychodynamic and Person-centred approaches and have had 21 years experience in counselling, with 8 years previously working in Mental Health, enabling me to identify problems which may need additional help from services other than from counselling alone.

Fees: £45
Fees Extras: Initial consultation free of charge

Qualification: Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. 1998
Accreditation: BACP
Membership number: 537912