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About Angela

Angela Murray is a motivational psychotherapist specializing in helping survivors of domestic abuse overcome their trauma.


She originally began studying to become a psychotherapist in 2001, but unfortunately ended up in an incredibly abusive relationship, resulting in her giving up on her studies. She resumed her studies in 2007 when they separated briefly but again left her studies when her and her abuser rekindled their relationship. After they separated for good in 2016, Angela took distance learning classes to complete the missing modules, finally qualifying in February 2019.

Angela Murray

Angela has 13 and a half years personal experience of extreme domestic abuse and violence, so she knows first-hand the devastating impact abuse can have on a victims life, health and wellbeing.


After qualifying, Angela developed The Gently Empowered treatment program, free workbook and worksheets which we promote on the website specifically to help survivors of domestic abuse heal from their trauma and build the life of their dreams.

Proud mother of six year old twins James and Kai, Angela also utilized her personal experience and professional skills to bring healing via the Adventures of James and Kai children's book series, book 1 is currently for sale on Amazon.


Angela prides herself on her books being thought provoking, engaging, all the while being non-threatening and encouraging children to open up emotionally in an honest way, to bring about hope and healing to even the most distraught child.

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These were some of my symptoms... How about you?

Constantly on red alert

Feeling numb/empty


Feeling jumpy and easily startled

Loss of interest in life in general

Panic/anxiety attacks


Blaming yourself

Fear of being in crowds

Withdrawing into yourself

Feeling exhausted

Difficulty concentrating

Difficulty falling or staying asleep

Avoiding people and places

Feeling isolated

Self-destructive tendencies

Often feeling tearful

Intense fear


Tense muscles

Hyper-reactions to minor situations

Seeking high-risk activities

While being abused Angela managed to build a career in business management, sales, marketing and negotiating. Having negotiated agreements on behalf of the biggest banks and corporations in the world has given her the experience to know how to set and achieve seemingly impossible goals.


Angela left her abuser in 2016, with nothing but a suitcase and her old laptop. Having completely rebuilt her own life, she now works tirelessly to help others do the same.