About our therapists

 

 

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Angela McMillan MBACP (Accred)

I first became interested in counselling in 2007 when I trained to become a Childline Volunteer.  Being available to listen to others and help support them in the issues they were facing changed my life.

 

I began to train as a counsellor in the same year and since then have been privileged to work with many clients for several charities including MIND, the YMCA and The Terrence Higgins Trust.

 

I worked for several years within a busy doctors' surgery  and am now in the lucky position of being able to work in the beautiful location of Cardiff Bay where I have been based for six years. I also run a counselling service in a school in Cardiff.

 

I am an Integral Therapeutic Counsellor and trained using a holistic model of therapy that focuses on stages of development. We can all get stuck at various points within our lives, for all kinds of reasons, This might be due to problems with early relationships, a loss, a breakdown in a partner relationship, health or pregnancy related issues or problems at school or work. I use different  therapies to try to explore what this might mean for you.

 

Building a therapeutic relationship that feels secure is incredibly important in the work that I do and this can be an important part of the process of healing.

 

I am trained in the use of relaxation and imagery techniques to help alleviate anxiety and to pinpoint specific problems. The use of this can be discussed during our first sessions together.

 

I have worked as a counsellor for The Terrence Higgins Trust and have experience working with clients of all genders. I am also listed on Stonewall's database.

 

I have specialised in working with anxiety and anxiety disorders since I became a therapist for the charity Anxiety UK.

 

I am a registered therapist for the charity 2 Wish Upon a Star: a bereavement support service with a particular focus on supporting parents who have lost a child: www.2wishuponastar.org

 

 

 

My practice 

As part of a large GP surgery and in my private practice, I have had the privilege of working with a broad range of clients, including people looking for support relating to: 

  • Anxiety - in general or in relation to a specific aspect of your life 

  • Depression 

  • Bereavement & loss 

  • Traumatic experiences (past or current) 

  • Recovery from illness 

  • Relationship / family difficulties 

  • Stress management 

  • Anger management 

  • Assertiveness /confidence building 

  • Life transitions 

 

Whatever your reason for seeking support, it's important to me that in our work together you feel safe, comfortable and relaxed about talking to me openly so that we can fully explore your experiences, thoughts, feelings and behaviours in order to find ways for you to move forwards and bring about positive change. 

 

Perhaps you don't know exactly what it is that's preventing you from living the way you'd like to, or maybe you feel you know exactly what it is you'd like to address. It may be that you feel the need to tackle some long-standing issues, or perhaps it's current challenges, recent stresses or future-based anxieties which are troubling you.

 

I work with clients whose needs and hopes or goals are diverse and I tailor my practice to suit your individual needs, drawing on a range of approaches and strategies, always in agreement with you and in line with your preferences. My qualification in Integrative Counselling and Coaching also equips me to employ, where appropriate and desired, some more directive coaching elements in the work we do together.  

 

A little more about me 

For many years I worked in a range of educational settings guiding adults and young people to achieve personal and professional development through learning. I often found myself supporting them in times of personal difficulty and enjoyed collaborating closely with them, assisting their discovery of ways to overcome and move positively through those challenging moments. As a result, and to build on that experience, I decided to undertake further professional training [completing a PG Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Coaching] and the focus of my work is now more explicitly on supporting individuals in times of difficulty, crisis, or challenge, helping them to find ways to thrive, to remove personal barriers to change or growth, or to identify and fulfil their aspirations. 

 

I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP - membership number: 388097] and I adhere strictly to their ethical framework. 

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Glennis Pye
MBACP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angela McMillan
TW Counselling
(Online only)

The Maltings

East Tyndall Street

CF24 5EA

 

Tel: 02921 286883 |  07766764729


Mail: twcounselling@gmail.com