Angela McCormack UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
I am a qualified, experienced and registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor and graduated from the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education CCPE, London, where I completed a five year Diploma course in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2006. The course, which specialises in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, is accredited with both the BACP and UKCP. My professional interest began in the early 1990s when I completed two years of study in Counselling Skills and Theory from CSCT.
I am also a qualified and experienced Supervisor and work with multiple Psychotherapists, Counsellors and others in the helping professions, overseeing and supporting the work they do with their clients. One to one and group supervision is available.
I have been working with individuals and groups in counselling & psychotherapy since 1999. Over the years, I have worked with clients, young and old, on a wide range of issues including: depression, anxiety, stress, abuse, life-crisis, addiction, gender identity, self-harming, eating disorders, sexuality, grief, relationship problems, anger, mental health issues, personal growth and life-direction.
In addition to my private practice in Wellington, I work as a psychotherapist and Head of Counselling for a Bristol-based charity with people who have been sexually abused, using both one to one and group-work. (www.the-green-house.org.uk) I also offer regular Clinical Supervision for a range of not-for-profit services including:
- Barnardos Bristol BASE (Child Sexual Exploitation Service)
- Barnardos Somerset
- MIND in Taunton and West Somerset
- SARSAS (formerly Bristol Rape Crisis)
I also have years of experience in facilitating long-term psychotherapy group-work.
I work as a training consultant with David Niven Asscociates in Bristol, and am regularly commissioned to deliver training/workshop days on psychotherapy related topics to various Public Sector bodies including, North Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, Bath and North East Somerset Council and the London Borough of Camden. I offer a range of workshops including Working with Trauma, Understanding Sexual Abuse, Managing Sexually Harmful Behaviour and Working with Body-Centred Mindfulness.
I am currently a Trustee of of the charity Somerset Counselling Centre which provides low-cost/affordable counselling in Taunton and Bridgewater. Additionally, I am a former Director of TAP (Taunton Association for Psychotherapy) a South West Based Charity providing continuing professional development opportunities for counsellors, psychotherapists and anyone interested in the helping professions.
Following an initial career working in electronic engineering, I undertook a theology degree and then moved into the charity/not-for-profit sector where I developed my management and business skills. For a number of years I was a Director of ChildLine & NSPCC. As well as being a volunteer counsellor for ChildLine for over five years, I have experience in recruiting and training counsellors for their telephone service.
In addition to my current practice as a therapist, I also work as an Independent Charity Consultant.
Professional Membership and Standards
I have professional membership of both UKCP and the BACP (MBACP). I have regular supervision with various experienced supervisors, to ensure that I am working in a healthy and professional way at all times. I keep a fresh approach to my work by undertaking regular ongoing professional development opportunities (via workshops and training courses etc). I always work within the latest ethical frameworks of both UKCP and BACP.