Alison Ballantyne MBACP Accredited. BACP Registered

Alison Ballantyne MBACP Accredited. BACP Registered

Furnace Green
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10

Tooley Street
London
SE1 2TH

07961 151088

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Furnace Green
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10

Tooley Street
London
SE1 2TH

07961 151088

About me

Welcome!

'How do I find the right therapist?' Even choosing the right therapist may seem daunting at the moment. I have detailed some information below which hopefully may help you.

1. First and foremost you will need to feel comfortable talking to your therapist.

As you can see, it's easy to find a counsellor/psychotherapist, but we all have different personalities and the important thing is to find someone who you can completely trust, who also has the experience to help you make changes for the better in your life.

I offer a safe and confidential setting to explore personal problems.  My aim is to offer a warm, non-judgemental, caring setting in order to build a trusting therapeutic relationship.

The initial consultation session will be a great opportunity to see how you feel about how I work. This is an initial meeting which is a friendly and relaxed discussion to answer any questions, and to identify your counselling needs. And of course, there is no obligation at all to continue afterwards.  The decision will be totally up to you.

2. You will need someone experienced in working with your particular issue.

I am BACP Accredited Counsellor and am competent to work with clients in most areas of counselling but it is always valuable if they have first-hand experience of your particular issue.  Please see below to see the broad range of experience that I will bring to our sessions.

3. You will want a counsellor who can help you to find your own solutions to whatever issue or concern has brought you to therapy.

This will empower you and give you the tools and resources you need to have greater control over your life and live in a more satisfying and positive way. I am here to help you explore any difficulties you may be experiencing, in order to empower you, to make the necessary changes to live a more fulfilling life.

4. You will need a therapist with the right qualifications.

A therapist's credentials and qualifications can tell you a lot about how adept they will be at helping you through your problems.

I am qualified Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.  I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within the BACP Code of Ethics. I have regular supervision and undergo continuous professional development.

I have additional professional qualifications having undergone training in Eating Disorders and Obesity with the National Centre of Eating Disorders.  I am also a Barnados Approved Counsellor which allows me to work with individuals, couples and families who have been impacted by Adoption.

I have over 13 years experience of counselling.  My experience has included working with clients in private, organisational and voluntary settings (hospices) covering a broad range of issues.  My experience of providing counselling in the City has provided me with the opportunity to work with clients from a diverse background on a variety of different issues.

As the mind and body work in unison, emotions will be greatly impacted upon by lifestyle issues such as nutrition, activity and sleep.  I am suitably qualified and experienced to be able to work with clients by providing support to make the necessary changes if required. 

I am used to working with clients in both brief and long term therapy.

5. In addition your session needs to be at a convenient time and ideally somewhere that's easy to get to.

  • Please contact me for available session.  I aim to be as flexible as possible.  Weekend appointments may be available

I offer psychotherapeutic counselling in two locations:-

LONDON BRIDGE (LONDON SE1) -less than 5 mins walk from the mainline and underground station.  Wheelchair access is available.

CRAWLEY , WEST SUSSEX (RH11) – 5 mins walk from Ifield station.  Free parking is available

Both have good access to bus routes

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy working with Adult individuals and couples on a wide range of different issues.. I also undergo Continuous Professional Development.

I also provide specialist counselling for weight management and other types of disordered eating, having qualified In Eating Disorders and Nutritional Interventions with the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCED).

In addition to the above, I am a Barnardos Approved Adoption Counsellor working with individuals affected by adoption.

Further information about all areas I deal with can be found on my website http://www.talkingheals.co.uk

I have practiced counselling for a number of years. My experience has included working with clients in private, organisational and voluntary settings (hospices) covering a broad range of issues. My experience of providing counselling in the City has provided me with the opportunity to work with clients from a diverse background on a variety of difference issues.  I am used to working with clients in both brief and long term therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Weight Management
Obesity
Understanding eating
Loss
Pet Bereavement/Pet loss
Life changes
Life transitions
Assertiveness
Conflict Management

Fees

CRAWLEY

Individuals

Couples

Organisations

Consultation

£35

£40

N/A

Ongoing   sessions

£45

£60

TBA

LONDON

Individuals

Couples  

Organisations

Consultation

£38

£45

N/A

Ongoing   sessions

£52

£65

TBA



You may be able to claim if you have medical insurance cover with Aviva (Norwich Union), Pruhealth or Simply Health (HSA) and if your policy covers therapy treatments.

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Further information

Please see my website www.talkingheals.co.uk

Maps & Directions

Crawley, RH10
London, SE1 2TH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Day, evening and weekend appointments maybe available

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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