About Angela McMillan at TW Counselling Cardiff Bay
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