About Me

I am Angela Walsh, a Systemic Counsellor based in Monmouthshire.  My history is living and working among varied cultures in both the rural and urban communities of Wales and England.  A broad range of interests contributes to my lived experience, and I am open to hearing and learning from others’ experiences and ways of life.

I have eight years experience counselling adults, and young people; I am used to working alongside various diagnoses of mental health disorders.

I  trained at The Family Institute, and am qualified with BSc (Honours) in Systemic Counselling. My work with clients draws upon a range of recognised therapeutic counselling approaches. My key approaches to working are Systemic and Existential, integrating methods such as Dialogue, Narrative and Solution Focus.

Our work together during your counselling, would be through conversation within a respectful, professional, therapeutic and genuine relationship.

I have found that Systemic Counselling makes very good sense as a way of viewing and working with all problems in living. In many situations this approach has been shown to be far more effective than some of the more traditional counselling approaches such as CBT and Person Centred counselling.

I am a registered a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).  I also have a particular interest in Eco therapy as a branch of my work.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Systemic Counselling.
  • The Family Institute Basic Competence for Counselling in placement with Children and Young People.
  • The Family Institute Diploma Level 5 Systemic Counselling Studies.
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4

Additional Training:

  • Understanding Domestic Abuse, MARAC and Risk
  • Substance Abuse Awareness
  • Domestic Abuse: Effects on Children and Young People
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
  • ACT Therapy training
  • Safeguarding Children, Recognition, Referral and the Child Protection Process
  • Hidden Sentence Training
  • Protection of Adults Level 3
  • Working with Children/Young Persons
  • Introduction to Play Therapy

Continued Professional Development:

  • Dialogues in Family therapy: trust and creativity in times of constraint and control
  • Way of the Horse: Counsellors wishing to explore Equine Assisted Therapy
  • Beyond Shame: Helping Clients recover Pride and Self Worth in Psychotherapy
  • Moving Carpets: A Systemic Approach to working with Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Mind in Body: The Self of the Systemic Therapist in Practice and Everyday Life
  • Exploring Personal Identities