Alison Calladine Registered MBACP Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Are you looking to make a positive change in your life? Are you wondering how to achieve this? Seeking a therapist who you are at ease with is the first positive step towards making this change.
With this in mind, I offer a first consultation without charge. I see this as an opportunity for us both to ask any questions which we may have and decide if we wish to progress further.
What I can offer to you is a confidential, safe space where you are able to explore your important issues, in your own way and at your own pace. Whatever the personal challenge you are facing, I will be here to listen to you.
A small selection of the issues, which I have worked successfully with:-
Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Isolation, Sadness
Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse,
Panic Disorder, Relationship and Family Issues.
I focus on understanding your life experiences from your own unique individual viewpoint. I will respect your choices and decisions and if it is important to you, then it is important to me too.
My aim, as a therapist, is to walk alongside you, as you develop your self-awareness and reconnect with your belief in yourself, discovering new positive ways of being ‘you’ and making choices in your life, which you are happy and comfortable with.
My Background and Counselling Experience
I am an experienced Counsellor & Psychotherapist and a Registered member of the BACP and ensure that the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy guides my practice. I attend regular and on-going supervision/consultative support for my work in accordance with professional requirements and to ensure that I am working with you to the very best of my ability. I have also completed the BACP certificate of proficiency.
Alongside my private practice I work in a specialist area, as a Counsellor with both male and female survivors of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and sexual violence.
For over 20 years, I have worked in a variety of job roles in Disability Services, both in the NHS and also in Social Care.
It will be my pleasure, to answer any questions you may have, via whichever method of communication you choose; my contact details are at the top and bottom of this page. I understand how difficult this first step to therapy might be, what I can promise you, is that you receive a warm welcome into my practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Introduction to Counselling Skills
- Understanding the Skills of Effective Counselling
- Introduction to Transactional Analysis
It has been invaluable to my continued professional development as a counsellor to regularly attend further courses/training events, in order to increase my knowledge and skills.
Here are a selection:-
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexual Issues
- Working with family affected by substance misuse
- Eating Disorders
- Sexual Abuse
- Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Post Traumatic Dissociate Disorder
- Creative Therapy
- Domestic Violence & Abuse
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
- Sexual, Emotional & Physical abuse
- Safeguarding Children
- Mental Health
- Managing anger effectively
- Anxiety & Depression
- Healing from the loss of a relationship,
- Introduction to drama therapy
You are welcome to see my portfolio at the commencement of therapy if you wish to do so.
I am a registered member of the BACP and ensure that the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy guides my practice. I have also completed the BACP certificate of proficiency.
Regular and on-going clinical supervision/consultative support is central to my work.
Essential to maintaining good practice is my commitment as a practitioner to monitor my work and keeping up to date with the latest knowledge and responding to changing circumstances. This is to ensure that I am working with you to the very best of my ability.
I hold full Professional Indemnity insurance.
I hold an Enhanced CRB Disclosure Certificate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with clients who are experiencing the following:-
- Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
- Dissociative Identity
- PTSD and its effects
- Families affected by substance misuse
The first consultation is an exploratory one and is without charge.
It will be an opportunity for us both to ask any questions we may have and decide if we wish to progress further.
Thereafter, consultation prices are:-
Individuals = £40 per consultation
(Subject to an increase on November 1st 2017 to £45 per consultation)
I also have a few consultations which I offer at a reduced rate and ask that you discuss this opportunity with me.
My private practice is located in a quiet and comfortable room.
There are free car parking facilities available on site.
If you require your consultations to be in a room with disabled access please inform me and I will arrange to meet your requirements.
If you need any further information or wish to book an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact me on:-
tel:- 07511 994111
I understand how difficult this first step to therapy might be, what I can promise you, is that you receive a warm welcome into my practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible - Daytime and Evening. Weekend consultations are available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|