Alison Kinrade MBACP (Reg)
I offer affordable, compassionate counselling in Shrewsbury. I am an experienced counsellor who is passionately interested in helping people understand themselves – why they do the things they do, say the things they say and think the things they think.
My counselling approach is based on the belief that you possess everything you need to create the life you want. Sometimes though, it can be hard to work out what to do or how to do it. Perhaps things have happened that have limited your belief in yourself, maybe you feel confused and can’t see the answer clearly enough or, you know what to do, but something holds you back. This is when it can help to talk to someone who will listen with care and without judgement whilst you work things out and make the choices and decisions that are right for you.
WHAT HAPPENS IN OUR COUNSELLING SESSIONS
Our sessions will last for 50 minutes – the first session is free of charge and will usually be to find out about each other and the service I offer. It is important you feel understood, heard and above all, safe to talk about the things that matter to you.
The length and frequency of counselling is very individual. It can be short, mid or long term depending on what you’re going through and what you’re looking to accomplish. Please feel free to telephone me on 07872179588 or email me at email@example.com to ask more questions before you decide whether counselling is something that you would like to do.
WHO DO I SEE?
- Young people over 16 years of age
I am fully insured and have a current DBS clearing me to work in the Adult and Child workforces.
I work from my accessible practice near Shrewsbury Town Centre.
Training, qualifications & experience
Some of the areas I have counselling experience in are as follows:
Bereavement, grief and loss
Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
Facilitating parents, children and young people to achieve confidence and resilience when challenges at home or school or with parenting crop up
Insight and understanding for people who have had contact with the justice system and the impact of this on their spouse/partner, children, siblings, grandparents and wider family members.
I trained as a Person Centred counsellor and this is my main approach. I have also trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Focusing. All of these have roots in the humanistic approach which believes people have the potential to grow and the strengths to change.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethics and code of conduct.
Change Solution Focused Brief Therapy Certificate in Youth Counselling
Foundation Degree Arts: Counselling, Edge Hill University
Solihull Approach - Understanding your Child Foundation and Facilitator Course
User of Counselling Skills level 3
ABC Counselling Skills Certificate
Foundation in Solution Focused Practice
British Focusing Association Certificate in Focusing Skills
Cruse Training: Supporting Bereaved Children & Young People
Cruse Training: Bereavement Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
My first session is free of charge to help you decide whether counselling with me is right for you. I also offer concessions to students, people on a low budget and people who are experiencing financial difficulties.
Please telephone me on 07872179588 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I welcome enquiries from individuals seeking counselling and also referrals from GPs, Probation, Students, Schools, Voluntary Sector Agencies and Employers
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, evenings, weekends, Early and late appointments available
Types of client