Hello and welcome. I'm Angela, a freelance Accredited Counsellor and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner based in Midlothian. I have several years' experience of successfully helping adults, children and young people to improve their mental health. Take a look at my site and see how I can help.
Angela Robb trading as Purple Swan Counselling
Counsellor, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
Accredited Professional Registrant National Counselling Society
Member EMDR Association (UK and Ireland)
Financial worries, redundancy, career change and transition are all common stressors today. Work place harassment, work related stress and conflict with employers can also impact our mental health. Juggling work with parenting or caring for ageing parents can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Other major life events that can present us with challenges to our mental wellbeing include relationship breakdown, separation and divorce, loss and bereavement, infertility, miscarriage and post natal depression and family conflict. I have personally found counselling to be hugely helpful in supporting me through my own difficult life experiences. It would be my privilege to help you with yours. I can't make your problems go away, but together we can work on making them feel more manageable.
A powerful, evidence based treatment which uses bilateral eye movements to process post trauma symptoms. Suitable for treating a wide range of traumatic experiences which often underpin anxiety and depression. Traumatic experiences are distressing events that occur outside our window of tolerance and can leave us with unhelpful reactions to present day triggers, such as panic attacks and phobias or unexplained physical sensations. EMDR can be used to treat adults, children and young people. Screening for suitability essential. Contact me to find out more.
Counselling is a form of talking therapy that provides young people with a safe and confidential space to explore their thoughts and feelings around difficult life experiences. Young people often have concerns around school, relationships, identity, self-image, loss and the future. Feeling heard and understood can alleviate anxiety and depressive symptoms, reduce the urge to self-harm and improve confidence. I have experience of a wide range of issues and offer a non-judgmental LGBT+ safe zone. I currently welcome young clients over 16.
Combining the natural healing benefits of being nature with counselling/psychotherapy, together we will walk side by side whilst talking about issues that are important for you. The benefits of walk and talk therapy include decreased anxiety, improved mood and more restful sleep. Suitable for adults and teens (age 16+) an initial intake session is required to take place indoors before starting therapy outdoors. Clients should be in good enough health to take part in gentle walking for up to an hour and must take responsibility for their personal wellbeing.
Therapy is a process that requires commitment to regular sessions. These are usually weekly 50 minute appointments but I am happy to be flexible and agree a programme that fits in with your life.
As a private practitioner I offer appointments in a comfortable, relaxed yet professional, home working environment where you can feel safe to share your concerns in a confidential setting. I also offer counselling online using recommended video conferencing technology or phone.
Session fees are £60.
'I am so happy to have worked with Angela, not only is she very welcoming but I greatly appreciated her diverse knowledge of techniques and ability to guide me through the process as comfortably as possible.'
38 year old woman
'Your kind, compassionate approach and wise insights have transformed my life.'
63 year old woman
'You've really helped me.' 13 year old girl
'You gave me hope there could be a tomorrow.' 26 year old man
'I cannot express how grateful I am.' 18 year old boy
'You have been an immense help at a time when we were struggling, and I'm so glad that he had a positive experience of counselling.' Mum of 11 year old boy
'The help you have given me will be with me for the rest of my life.' 17 year old girl
'You made me feel at ease and really helped me with my issues.' 45 year old woman
'Counselling helped me to deal with difficult situations better.' 12 year old girl
Please get in touch via the contact form or email me at email@example.com if you think I may be of help.
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Q. Are you a member of an Accredited Register?
A. Yes I am an Accredited Professional Registrant of the National Counselling Society. I am also a member of the EMDR Association (UK and Ireland). I adhere to their Codes of Ethics.
Q. How many sessions will I need?
A. Counselling is unique to each person so it is impossible to say. It really depends on each person and their individual experiences. I take my lead from each client and respect their choice around how many sessions is right for them.
Q. Is your work supervised?
A. I hold full PVG Registration to work unsupervised with children and young people, however, it is an ethical requirement for all counsellors to have regular clinical supervision. I discuss my client work anonymously with my supervisors to ensure that I am complying with best practice.
Q. Are you insured?
A. Yes, I hold therapist's public liability insurance.
Q. How do I know if you are any good?
A. I am a member of the National Counselling Society Accredited Register, a public record of therapists who have met their standards for registration. These standards cover training, supervision, continuing professional development and a contractual commitment to their Code of Ethics. As counselling is confidential, I cannot provide you with examples of successful counselling case studies. However, you are welcome to review my qualifications, training and experience on LinkedIn and read my client testimonials. If at any time I believe that I am not the right therapist for you, I will try to sign post you to an appropriate service.
I, Angela Robb collect basic personal data about you including your name, adddress, telephone number and email address in order to provide you with information regarding my services and to arrange appointments. I may also collect other relevant data about you including a history of significant life events and health concerns in order to undertake a fully informed clinical assessment of your suitability for counselling and/or EMDR Therapy. I am required under the terms of my therapist insurance policy to maintain client records for a minimum of 5 years including a brief description of the therapy. You have the right to request to see information I hold about you and even have it corrected or deleted with the exception of records retained for insurance purposes. All personal data I process is processed by myself in the UK however for the purposes of IT hosting and maintenance this information is located on servers within the European Union. No third parties have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so. I have a Data Protection regime in place to ensure the effecive and secure processing of your personal data. I am the Data Protection Officer and you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to raise a complaint on how I have handled your personal data.