Allan Turner MBACP Registered (Senior Accredited Psychotherapist).

Allan Turner MBACP Registered (Senior Accredited Psychotherapist).

Counselling Works Ltd
62 High Street
Stony Stratford
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK11 1AQ

Towcester
Northants
NN12

01908 263800 / 07790 484 016

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Counselling Works Ltd
62 High Street
Stony Stratford
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK11 1AQ

Towcester
Northants
NN12

01908 263800 / 07790 484 016

About me

Summary:

High level of training and exceptionally high level of experience
Over 36 years experience
Known for his clarity of thought
Suitable for clients who believe that experience and knowledge is more important than cost
Specialist in Couples Counselling, Relationship issues, Aspergers' Syndrome and Trauma

Training, qualifications & experience

I started counselling in 1980 with Scottish Marriage Guidance on a voluntary basis. In 1985 I studied on the first Person-Centred Diploma training course in the UK. Staff on this course included Brian Thorne and Dave Mearns, who both went on to become Professors of Counselling at the Universities of East Anglia and Strathclyde, respectively. Both now have international reputations. I subsequently completed a post diploma certificate in Clinical Supervision of Counsellors in Glasgow.

I was first Accredited as a counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in 1989 and am now a Senior Accredited Member of BACP and am also registered on the BACP Accredited Voluntary Register. I served as an Assessor of Accreditation with BACP for five years.

I was a founder member of Person-Centred Therapy Scotland, have served as Chair, Treasurer and Executive member of the British Association for the Person Centred Approach (BAPCA). I am a past Chair of the Association for the Development of the Person Centered Approach (ADPCA) this is an international association. I am also a founder member of the the World Association for Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling (WAPCEPC).

My work with clients:

My approach to counselling is Person-Centred for those who already have some understanding of this approach, Classical Client Centred is probably a helpful description. For those with less understanding of the approach, Person-Centred is an approach to counselling which was developed by the American Psychologist, Dr. Carl Rogers. It takes an optimistic view of human nature and is a growth, rather than a deficit, model. Most approaches to counselling assume that the cause of human distress is a deficit in the client (wrong thinking, powerful and destructive subconscious forces are examples). In contrast, a growth model assumes that people have within themselves vast resources for self understanding and for altering their self-concepts, basic attitudes, and self directing behaviour. The task of the counsellor/psychotherapist is to facilitate this growth which is achieved by offering a non-judgemental, valuing environment where a client can truly be her or him self. (The term "client" was popularised by Dr Rogers to move away from the hierarchy implied by "patient".) This approach has a vast evidence base with more than 60 years of evidence based research confirming its effectiveness

I continue to work a lot with couples and relationship issues, although have moved a long way from the original training. I train counsellors to work with couples and relationship issues. (Straight or gay.)

My case load currently includes a wide range of presenting problems including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, stress and bereavement, sexual and physical abuse, and, of course, couples. Growing out of the couples work has been the effect Aspergers' Syndrome has on a relationship and this has become increasingly important in my work for the last decade.

My experience:

I am a Director of Counselling Works Ltd and a full time Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have well over 18,000 hours counselling and supervision client contact experience, which makes me one of the most experienced Person-centred counsellors in the world . I am also a Critical Incident Debriefer and have attended hundreds of serious incidents including armed raids, transport and natural disasters as well as various terrorist incidents.

Training:

I am also a Partner of Counselling Workshops and Training which is an LLP dedicated to providing additional training and CPD workshops for counsellors and psychotherapists.

Publishing:

My personal website, www.allanturner.co.uk has an international reputation for being the world's first Person-centred website and many experienced counsellors say that this website was an early source of reference material for them.

My most recent publication is a chapter in the Sage book "Client Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy" where I discuss Trauma and PTSD from a Person-centred theoretical perspective.

Video-castes

I have been interviewed and presented work on On Lines Events (www.onlinevents.co.uk) on five occasions.

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  • Allan Turner East Coast
  • Allan Turner Reg Snr MBACP

Fees

My fees are £50 per one hour session. The fee increases to £60.00 for evenings (after 18:00), weekends and public holidays. My company's office is in Milton Keynes and you can contact me on 01908 263 800.
My company website is www.counsellingworks.co.uk

Further information

My Company, Counselling Works Ltd, has 25 affiliates and so can offer a range of counselling services to meet all budgets.

Maps & Directions

Milton Keynes, MK11 1AQ
Towcester, NN12

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

09:00 till 20:00 + weekends

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Organisations

Supervision & training

I have been supervising since 1989 and have thousands of hours experience.

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