Alison Gear

The Healing Clinic
Club Chambers
Museum Street
North Yorkshire

01904 679868 / 07876 505080

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The Healing Clinic
Club Chambers
Museum Street
North Yorkshire

01904 679868 / 07876 505080

About me

I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Senior Accredited Counsellor with nearly 20 years of experience working as a counsellor in NHS settings. My practice is in the centre of York.

I offer an initial consultation to discuss your reason for seeking counselling and whether working with me is the way forward. I can offer either short-term focussed work or counselling over a longer period, to be decided between the two of us and appropriate to the reason that you are seeking counselling.

My approach is underpinned with the knowledge that as humans we all have times when we struggle to find creative solutions to our own difficulties, particularly if we feel on our own, out of our depth or that our relationships and daily life are being affected. I believe that deep listening and a non judgemental approach supports each of us to find our way. My training in humanistic approaches provides a range of tools within the counselling relationship to assist this process. In the past few years I have been practising and training in mindfulness, which I may also use in my therapeutic approach.

I have extensive experience of enabling clients to address their difficulties and make changes in their lives. I work with a wide range of clients including those experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, loss relationship problems, low confidence or self-esteem. Also, those recovering from traumatic or abusive experiences, and those seeking personal growth by deepening their self awareness. 

I also hold a Diploma in Supervision, particularly suited to offering reflective practice supervision to those working in the helping professions

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Honours in Social Policy

1994 - Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.

2001 - Diploma in Supervision.

Nearly 20 years experience as a counsellor in NHS settings, offering short and longer term work. This has been in GP surgeries, a Psychological Therapy Service and Employee Counselling services. I also have experience of group work. Prior to my work in the NHS, I worked in voluntary sector and social care settings, with children, families and people with disabilities. 

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£45 per session for counselling.
The Healing Clinic discounts apply for staff of some York employers.


Maps & Directions

York, YO1 7DN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Supervision & training

I hold a Diploma in Supervision from the Northern Guild (2002).

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