The core of my work is to help you have less self-doubt, more self-belief and develop calm, clear confidence in yourself, your life and relationships.
Welcome to THRIVE, conveniently located in the town centre of Burton, next to the railway station. My practice rooms are situated in Equilibrium Chiropractors and Holistic Health Centre where we work together towards the betterment of our clients well-being. My mission is to help my clients accomplish their goals in a positive, compassionate, and empowering way.
I understand that many people have anxiety about talking to someone about their problems, so I have created a soothing environment and a scheduling system that never keeps you waiting long.
I aim to help you get your life back on track and feel more in control whilst offering you necessary comprehensive care.
How I get the best results for you?
By integrating the most effective approaches that are proven to improve particular problems, including psychotherauputic counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy, hypnotherapy and coaching know-how.
Every person is unique so no one approach fits all.
I'm Angela Terris a psychotherapeutic counsellor, creativity coach and trainer best known for my calm, understanding and solution-focused approach. I draw on my past experience in small business, training and mentoring to assist in my counselling practice.
I have always been interested in human nature and how the mind works, asking questions such as: What motivates us? What stops us from achieving what we really want to achieve? How do we go about doing things differently to get better results?
Now it has led to a career in which I feel privileged in helping people overcome adversity to improve their happiness and wellbeing.
I have been featured in ‘Naked Money: 29 Artists and Creatives Share the Truth About Art and Money’ by Eli Trier.
I now live and work in Burton-on-Trent and have a long association with the area. Presently I am writing and illustrating a book on Mindfulness and creating a ‘Back to Confidence’ Program both to be realesed next year.
Professional Training (ADv.Dip.PsyCs and Dip.Hyp.Cs.)
I am a professional member of the National Counselling Society, with many years experience helping and supporting all kinds of people with all sorts of problems.
Most relevant qualifications includes:
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Certificate in Life Coaching
Advanced Training in Creativity Coaching
Kind words from some of my former clients
"Thank you for all your help with treating my IBS. I found the hypnotherapy had a very positive impact on my health and lifestyle."
"I found the sessions really useful. They helped me to clear my head and get rid of a lot of stuff that was in there. I feel a lot calmer and happier."
"Angela is the most optimistic, calm and easy going person I know. I don’t recognise the person I used to be when I first started sessions compared to who I am now."
"I have to admit I was a little skeptical about counselling but I soon realised that it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. You helped me feel relaxed in the sessions and it was easier than I thought to talk about myself."
"I didn't realise how stressed I was until you highlighted it for me. I'm now talking to family and friends and getting the support I need."
"If it wasn't for you I would have had a melt down by now. I don't think I would have coped otherwise. Thank you for helping me get through it and being there for me."
"I can talk about things I came to see you about without crying now and I'm feeling not so overwhelmed by everything. I feel a lot calmer as I've learnt a lot about the reasons why I feel the way I do and why things have happened. I can understand things better."
"I wasn’t really sure what counselling was about but it has been really useful to talk in-depth about our relationship with a third party."
"My partner asks what I talk about in these sessions but I don’t want them to know about it yet. It’s something just for me. I’ve never talked to anyone else in this depth before and it’s really helping. I’m back with my partner now and we’re working through things together."
"I don’t think I could have managed without your support. I now understand what's going on in my life and what's causing me so much so stress. It’s made such a big difference becoming more aware and I’ve started to make small changes so that I can manage things better."
"Angela really got me, she really understood me and where I was coming from. It helped a lot to talk about things and put everything in perspective."
"We are a lot closer now than we have been for a long time. We would have been heading for divorce and coming to see you has saved our marriage."
"Since coming to see you I have become more calm and relaxed. My husband has even noticed! I’m starting to recognise when my thoughts become negative and I can now replace them with more helpful ones."
"I was scared of making a wrong decision about where my life was heading and talking to you helped me to think about things more calmly. I wouldn't have coped as well as I did without your support. Thank you."
"Thanks for all your help, I'm doing pretty good at the moment, you really helped sort myself out!"