Angela Small

CBT/integrative therapist


Angela is a vibrant, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited psychotherapist, with 14 years’ experience of working with people with substance addictions, and more recently, specialising in trauma related symptoms. She believes that the link between trauma and addiction can start as a survival mechanism to cope with underlying pain, or intrusive thoughts. For the past 4 years, she has drawn on eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help desensitise the addiction and trauma memory network, fostering new neural pathways to healthier adaptive thought processes.

In addition, Angela’s work includes helping people to overcome stress, anxiety and depression.
Sometimes these can be linked with addictive behaviour, trauma, bereavement or a chemical imbalance in the brain to name a few.

Angela believes that an integrative approach to therapy, when working with clients, is vital as humans are all unique and respond to situations, crisis, or distress differently. Therefore, she works with other modalities such as psychoeducation, motivational therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) and relapse management.

Angela has a passion for aiding people to explore and embrace their true authentic self.

Position at Priory

CBT/integrative therapist, started in November 2023.
Registered and accredited member of the BACP.


  • Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy at University of East London
  • EMDR European Standard Training with EMDR Academy, in London
  • CBT Intensive workshop with PESI UK in London
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision at CPPD Counselling College in London
  • CMI level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership in London
    Diploma in Counselling at The Gestalt Centre in London

Research interests

Angela’s research dissertation for her Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy was conducted with substance users, placed on a drug rehabilitation requirement order, along with staff members facilitating the groups. The title was ‘Does people’s culture hinder the level of engagement on a group work programme?’ Exploring group work dynamics in relation to cultural norms and generic CBT interventions. For practitioners, the findings from the research highlighted the importance of the therapist values and cultural competence, despite what modality is worked with.


  • EMDR Europe Standard Accredited Training
  • Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision
  • Diploma in Counselling