Angela Mutum MBACP
I have a private practice as a Gestalt counsellor based in North London.
Following university in Birmingham in the '80s, I moved from Suffolk to London.
As a lawyer for over 30 years, I became skilled in helping clients to clarify realistic objectives and in facilitating their progress towards them. For most of my legal career, I was a civil servant, working in the legal directorates of a number of government departments, principally the Department for Transport.
As a counsellor, I provide a non-judgemental setting in which to support individuals who need, perhaps in response to feelings of stress, anxiety or depression, to navigate the process of exploring what they want in their personal lives and exploring what is getting in the way of achieving it.
My interest in the creative potential of our relationship with our environment in general, and other people in particular, was initially stimulated by an experience of living in community on the Aegean island of Skyros in 2002. Since then, I have returned to the island of Skyros and to the Skyros community in Thailand on a number of occasions.
I have also experienced living in a number of other communities (both practically and spiritually-orientated) on a temporary basis whilst retaining my home in North London. I have spent time at the Findhorn Community near Inverness, the Old Hall Community in East Bergholt, Suffolk, the Monkton Wylde Community in Dorset, the Abbey Community in Sutton Courtney, Oxfordshire and the Othona Communities in Essex and Dorset. I have also spent five weeks travelling in a group by truck from Cape Town, South Africa to Victoria Falls, Zambia - camping out every night, often in the wilderness.
I love to participate in circle camps and aim to do this at least once every Summer. Summer isn't Summer unless I have spent at least a few nights under canvas. I love to sleep in a yurt at Othona Essex in August. In August 2019, I also participated in the Unicorn Village Camp near Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire. I hope to return to circle camping again when the pandemic restrictions permit.
I have a particular interest in family relationships, especially in stepfamilies and other complex families.
Do get in touch with me via this site and let's discuss a way forward for you.