I am a qualified Social Worker with ten years' experience working with adults, children and young people, who seek the support of counselling in moving forward at challenging times in their lives. I have particular experience supporting people of all ages who are recovering from trauma, and their families. (Trauma may include difficult or painful relationships, loss of significant people, domestic violence, sexual abuse, frightening situations, for example).
Counselling is a safe place where you will be listened to and encouraged. Some people whose current situation or memories of events are painful or overwhelming may be worried about the pace of counselling- or being asked to explore too much before they are ready. Others may be worried about being asked to focus on or explore the past when their priority at the moment is the issues of the present. To ensure counselling is a safe experience and that it addresses your needs and goals, I negotiate the pace of the work and the areas and priority of focus with each individual at the outset and as the work proceeds. There is no set number of sessions, and each client makes appointments according to their needs.
Often when working with a child or young person, I will recommend support for the child or young person's carers as well. This enables some of the particular assistance and support the child or young person may need to be continued into the week between sessions, and provides parents or carers the opportunity to discuss concerns and ideas they may have.
I am a facilitator for Tuning in to Kids™, a program for parents, carers and others who work with children and young people. Tuning in to Kids helps children learn to understand and regulate their emotions, by giving parents know- how in 'emotion coaching' their children. This particular kind of support enables parents to develop 'emotional intelligence' in their kids- skills which help kids to feel better, get along with others better, learn better, and even enjoy better physical health. While Tuning in to Kids can be taught individually, it is designed as a group for parents and carers. Groups are offered through the year. More information and the opportunity to register your interest is available on our Tuning in to Kids page.
I am also a facilitator for Prepare/Enrich. Prepare/Enrich is designed for couples at any stage of their relationship and life journey, and is often sought by couples preparing for engagement, marriage, parenting or another significant transition such as purchasing a joint home. Other couples request Prepare/Enrich because they have made a decision to spend more conscious time attending to their relationship with each other.
Availability I currently work Wednesdays and Thursdays
Fees $90/ hour appointment.
Contacting Angela You are welcome to contact me via phone or text (0412 159 591). Should I be unavailable when you call, please leave your contact details clearly so I can call you back. Should you prefer to email me, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . You may like to speak with me on the phone or at the room to ask any questions you may have prior to deciding whether you would like to book a counselling appointment, and to discuss whether counselling may assist you. Please make a time with me in advance if you would like to speak with me at the room to avoid disrupting other work there.
Angela Middleton BSW, BA (Psych) WWC 0312824E ABN 45862932679
Mudgee Therapy Room 2/52 Lewis Street Mudgee NSW 2850 (Entry via Denison St.)