Alison Calladine Registered MBACP Counsellor & Psychotherapist
173 Walton Road
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.
A warm welcome to you.
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.
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.
It is sometimes a specific problem which brings people to counselling. I have worked successfully with people who present with a range of concerns, here are a select few, to give you some idea of how I might help you:-
Anxiety, Affairs & Betrayals,
Bereavement, Depression, Family Issues,
Health Issues, Relationships,
Sexual, Emotional & Physical Abuse,Trauma.
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.
Our time together will be spent exploring whatever feels relevant and comfortable for you to share.
My Background and Counselling Experience
I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor & Psychotherapist and a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).
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.
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
- 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
- Sex problems
- 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:-
- Sleep problems
- Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
- Dissociative Identity
- PTSD and its effects
The first time we meet will be without charge as this is an opportunity for us both to consider if we are able to work together, thereafter ....
Individual Counselling £35 for a 50 minute therapy appointment.
Counselling Students £25 for a 50 minute therapy appointment.
My private practice is located in a quiet and comfortable room, which is easily accessible.
There are free car parking facilities available on site.
If you require 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, Evening and weekend sessions available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|