Ms Angela Greensmith
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS21-00686
I am an experienced counsellor with additional qualifications, life skills and many hours of client work in -
Relationships - we can struggle in all kinds of relationships. These with friends, colleagues, partners, family, in-laws, children, parents and even loss of a relationship can cause stress and upset. Sometimes it can be hard to try to unravel the problems on your own. I have life skills and experience in a private practice setting that has enabled me to help many people work through challenging issues. This has given them some clarity and reinstated their own sense of understanding. With this on board they have managed to make their own informed choices concerning problems that had been affecting their relationships.
Sexual abuse and assault (historic and current) - years working within a sexual abuse charity supporting the victims, the survivors and their families cope with the trauma that abuse can inflict. By giving the client space and time to be heard without judgement or question enables trust to begin the counselling process. I also work with victims of voyeurism - a often misunderstood crime which can have devastating effects on the victims. I have worked successfully with clients who's lives have been emotionally and physically violated by voyeurism and the voyeur.
Suffering with depression, sadness and anxiety can be a lonely place to be. It can feel that it takes all of your effort just to try and function day to day with no answers or chance of change in sight. By working with clients helping them unravel the emotions and feelings that can sometimes feel overwhelming is the start to help them gain back some control and positive wellbeing in life. Working together can help with feelings of low self esteem and lack of self confidence - enabling a fuller and more contended way of life.
Loss is a can be a painful and lonely place and the journey to navigate through it can seem unobtainable. Although friends and family can be there sometimes it is not enough and we may need the extra help to gain a sense of being able to cope. Loss comes in many guises and is not always loss through bereavement, It could be loss within a fractured family, loss of a friendship or even the loss of a pet. It always hurts and it is ok to grieve that loss so we can move on when we are ready.
The first step - Does it feel as though you are overwhelmed and everything is too much to cope with at the moment? Do you need individual time and space to talk about what is going on in your life. We can work together and take the first steps towards gaining back control or start understanding why you feel you feel stuck or struggle with painful feelings and emotions.
How we can work to solve it - Together we can make sense of what is holding you back, causing you pain and distress, directing your decision choices or making you unhappy in areas of your life, personal and otherwise.
'I was almost paralysed with anxiety and feelings of panic and distress...Angie helped me to untangle the the mess of threads in my head and put them into order...' Rachel
What we need to solve it - offering privacy and a safe confidential space - by listening, understanding, supporting and helping can make sense of what seems so complicated and unfathomable.
'The sessions left me feeling empowered and with a sense of my own self-worth. I found confidence in myself ...' WJW
What will you experience in the process - being heard and understood is the start of the journey which focuses on gaining deeper understanding, encouraging change, acceptance, growth and development.
'...the sessions helped me know myself better and understand how I could make life less stressful for me and those dearest to me...' Chris
What is unique about what I can offer you - When clients see the clearing of their 'fog' or have that 'light bulb' moment is part of the counselling journey which signifies growth and understanding. This is achieved by working together. I offer a rich and diverse outlook, knowledge and understanding of life, plus counselling experience in abundance.
' I am so very glad I sought Angie's help, and will be forever grateful for enabling me to become the much happier person I am now...'
' Angie has given me more self confidence and a fresh outlook on life...'
So if you want to have a talk about what is worrying you give me a no obligation call and let's see what we can do to help you take the first step.
' I would recommend her without reservation...if you are unsure, seriously just give Angie a call...meeting her has been a great benefit...'
- Qualifications & ExperienceI have extensive experience in both private practice, clinic, charity and the volunteer sector as an Independent Counselling Practitioner.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I also have additional background history and professional training in
Supporting through Bereavement & Loss
Working with Tools in therapy - creating a tactile way of communicating
Working safely online
Fight Flight Freeze – Critical Incidents
Sexuality, Gender and Sex – What’s the Difference
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
Sexual Violence and Eating Disorders
A background in historic and recent trauma
Working and counselling experience with young people
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Sexuality Identity
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support