Angela Gilligan

Crystal Palace SE19 English
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Angela Gilligan

Crystal Palace SE19 English
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My Approach

I provide a calm, confidential and reliable setting using a non-judgmental and collaborative approach. It is a space for reflection; making links and gaining new insights into your feelings, thoughts and behaviour so that positive change can be made in your life together with the right support to do so; where whatever issues in life you may be facing can be addressed and worked through. It can be very challenging to explore worrying and difficult thoughts and feelings and I aim to provide a safe space for this to happen.
Psychodynamic informed practice uses thinking and theories of emotional and psychological development of the self, identity and personality. It recognises the influence of past experiences on current difficulties. It also looks at thoughts and feelings that we are not consciously aware shaping our behaviour and perpetuating problems or ‘symptoms’. This approach is therefore more suited for issues that may require longer term work and are long standing and deep seated in origin, such as anxiety and depression, loss and complex grief or issues concerning relationships or self-esteem.
Sessions are unstructured and we would explore and think about whatever comes to mind that is different to usual conversations. In this way we would hope to understand less conscious, or surface, issues to identify more underlying or root causes of ongoing distress. The aim is that through greater self -awareness or by making sense of past and traumatic experiences, difficulties or symptoms can be resolved allowing you to move forward, develop greater resilience, confidence and improved quality of relationships or inner well-being
I also have a special interest in Attachment based therapy and complex and relational trauma
Please get in touch to book an initial appointment where we can think about what is prompting you to seek therapy at this time, to see if you would like to work together and find out if this kind of help would best suit your needs.

About Me

I am an experienced qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist offering individual in person once weekly sessions for adults on an open ended or fixed term basis. I work to the Code of Ethics of my Professional Standards Authority Registered with both FPC and UKCP. I have Professional Indemnity Insurance.
With over 10 years’ experience since qualifying, I provide counselling and psychotherapy within a private practice based in Crystal Palace SE19. In the past I have held clinical roles for WPF Therapy amongst other organisations and prior to this have a background of 10 years working within a range of NHS and Community Mental Health Services providing rehabilitative support for individuals with diagnosed mental health conditions.
My experience includes a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorder, trauma and relational trauma, loss and bereavement, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, diagnosed mental health conditions, addictions and existential problems.

I work with

  • Individuals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term

Crystal Palace Office

Crystal Palace SE19 3RY

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From £50
Evening appointments available

UKCP College

  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)

Angela Gilligan

Crystal Palace SE19

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