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"It's never too late to be who you were meant to be"

 

George Elliot

Welcome to  AngelaLee Counselling Services

Life can be challenging! Many people I came across want their lives to be different. They try to use work, relationships, alcohol, drugs, etc. to make themselves feel better, and yet they find themselves feeling and doing the same thing unable to break free from whatever issues that are holding them back. Many are walking around disconnected from who they are and the world around them. The unresolved stories of the past continue to impact the present. You might tell yourself, 'I'll always feel like this' ,'I'll never change' ,'I'm permanently damaged' or 'I'll just survive''

Imagine how life would be if you were no longer held back by your past.

How would you feel if you were able to step into who you really are and feel empowered again?

Many do not realise that empathic and nonjudgemental support could go a long way in helping them. Seeking the help and support of a counsellor could make it just a lot easier to get unstuck and move forward in life. Some of you might have gone through unimaginable trauma and you might feel like no one understands what you are going through. Having done my own therapy to recover from trauma, I understand how difficult it is to share our deepest struggle and pain with another person. I understand how hard it is to recover and move beyond our past. But I believe recovery is always possible and there is always hope. 

 

Your Trauma Is Valid

Even if other people have experienced "worse". Even if someone else who went through the same experience doesn't feel debilitated by it. Even if it "could have been avoided". Even if it happened a long time ago. Even if no one knows. Your trauma is real and valid and you deserve a space to talk about it. It isn't desperate or pathetic or attention-seeking. It's self-care. It's inconceivably brave. And regardless of the magnitude of your struggle, you're allowed to take care of yourself by processing and unloading some of the pain you carry. Your pain matters. Your experience matters. And your healing matters. Nothing and no one can take that away.

- Daniell Koepke -

What people are saying about Angela

Angela has helped me greatly with my depression. She helped me to identify my triggers and become more aware of my surroundings. She also helped me to see things from different perspectives.  It was easy to talk about my struggles with Angela. I felt heard and accepted. 

 

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I felt safe talking to Angela. She was gentle and she did not judge me. I was able to share things with her that I could not share with others before. I felt 'normal' and not damaged when I talked to Angela.

 

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Angela was very helpful. I had experienced childhood trauma and I noticed myself falling back into depression and anxiety when I sought counselling. Angela was gentle and empathetic. She listened to me without any judgement and she helped me explore the deep issues in my heart. I am very grateful for her help and walking this journey with me.  

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