Alison Hopkins MBACP

Alison Hopkins MBACP


07946 517967 / 07946 517967

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07946 517967 / 07946 517967

About me

I have been working as a counsellor since 2004. I have worked within primary care, at a large GP's practice and I also have my own private counselling practice. I am a member of the BACP which means I have met their strict criteria and they have recognised my training and qualifications as being of a high level. I abide by their code of ethics so you can be assured of my professionalism.

I decided to train as a counsellor after I experienced for myself how effective and supportive counselling can be.

What To Expect
During our time together we may focus on a specific problem (depression, anxiety or bereavement for example), or on a decision, crisis or conflict. I will help you to discover new ways to tackle these emotions and situations and offer you new ways to manage and cope.

During our first session we will discuss the reasons that have bought you to counselling. This also allows me to learn something about your personal history and for you to decide if we can work together. The session normally lasts around 50 minutes.

Is Counselling Right For You?
Life can be chaotic and full of day to day struggles. Most of the time we can deal with the challenges in our lives, but there are times when we feel alone and have difficulty coping, and at these times counselling can be really helpful.

As your counsellor I can offer you space in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental setting. We will work through whatever difficulties you are facing so that you can start to enjoy life once again.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling and have undertaken additional training including:

  • Attachment & Neuroscience in Therapeutic Work
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution-focused Brief Therapy
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness
  • Trauma & Recovery
  • Addiction & Dependency
  • Developing Positive Esteem in Young People
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Safeguarding Children & Young People
  • Mindfulness

I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. Currently I am working towards BACP accreditation.

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Individual counselling - £50 per session
Students, volunteers - £30 per session

For a free 30-minute informal discussion about how counselling may be of help to you, or to make an appointment, please contact me using the details above.

Further information

How Many Sessions Will you Need?
This is dependant on your individual circumstances. After 6 sessions we'll reflect on our work together to make sure you are getting what you need and if you wish to continue.

What we discuss in our sessions is confidential so you can be assured of your safety and privacy. They are some circumstances in which I may need to share some information such as if I am compelled to do so by a Court of Law or you are at risk of serious physical harm to yourself or others

How Counselling Comes To An End
You can choose to take a break, or seek counselling elsewhere, or return to counselling at any time, it's your choice. You will know when the time is right for you.

My Location
Conveniently located 5 minutes from J8 on the M25, on the boundary between Reigate & Redhill, and a 30-minute train journey from London, my practice is situated in a peaceful setting with plenty of  parking available.

Maps & Directions

Reigate, RH2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Tuesday - Thursday inclusive. I offer appointments from 10am through to 7.30pm. I also offer some Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Older adults