Alison Rickard MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor
We all need a bit of extra support from time to time, whether because of illness, difficult life events, challenges, big decisions, anxiety, stress or general unhappiness in life. Often the things that we are struggling with today have their roots in the past, looking back can sometimes help us make sense of the present and give us the push we need to change the future.
Counselling can offer a safe place where problems can be talked about without fear of judgement. Talking about our problems can help to get them into perspective, it can help us to understand ourselves better and find ways of managing in life.
I am happy to work with most problems but have particular experience of working with people around issues such as: anxiety, panic, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, pregnancy, miscarriage, neonatal death, parenting children with disability and those affected by cancer and terminal illness.
I am happy to work short or long term depending on what you think you need.
My approach is LGBT inclusive
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and a Diploma in Supervision.
Years ago I was involved in pastoral ministry within the Church of England (15 years) before training as a counsellor. Other work experience includes: work within the NHS, student support services, bereavement support agencies, project management in a counselling service, issues around miscarriage, child loss and parenting children with disability.
I also offer individual & group supervision to counsellors and other related professions. Please see my supervision profile for more details.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Counselling: £30 (50 min session)
Supervision: £40 (per hour)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Flexible appointments, daytime 9 - 4 pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
I believe in supervision that is honest, non-judgemental, educative & fun - this has been my experience of supervision during my years as a counsellor and my motivation for training in supervision.View supervision profile