Alison Kinrade MBACP (Reg)

Alison Kinrade MBACP (Reg)


078721 79588

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078721 79588

About me

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My counselling approach is based on the belief that we possess everything we need to create the life we 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 our belief in ourselves, maybe we feel confused and can’t see the answer clearly enough or, we know what to do, but something holds us back. This is when it can help to talk to someone who will listen attentively, compassionately and without judgement whilst you figure it out and make the choices and decisions that are right for you.

I trained as a person centred counsellor and this is my main approach, however, depending on your needs, I may sometimes suggest approaches from other counselling models I have trained in, such as Solution Focused Counselling and Focusing.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethics and code of conduct.


Our sessions will last for 50 minutes to an hour – 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 a one off session, or longer depending on what you’re going through and what you’re looking to accomplish. I invite you to telephone me on 07872179588 or email me at to ask more questions before you decide whether counselling is something that you would like to do.


  • Adults
  • 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 provide confidential counselling at my home in Shrewsbury Town Centre and also at Madeley in Telford. Both sites are accessible; ample free parking is available and main bus routes run nearby. I am sometimes able to work in other areas in Shrewsbury and also around the county of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, please contact me for details.

I can offer appointments during the day and evening in both Shrewsbury and Madeley and also at weekends from my practice in Shrewsbury.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have many years’ experience in bereavement and loss as a volunteer for Cruse, a national bereavement charity; also in anxiety and panic conditions as a volunteer on the telephone helpline for the national charity, No Panic.

In addition, I have lots of experience in supporting individuals who have had contact with the criminal justice system and I currently provide a counselling service at a drop in centre for women. I also support families, children and young people as a case worker, to achieve confidence and resilience when dealing with life's challenges.


Foundation Degree Arts: Counselling, Edge Hill University
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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I charge £35 per session however, our first session will be free of charge in order to help you decide if counselling with me is right for you.

I welcome enquiries from people experiencing financial difficulties or on a low budget and am able to offer concessions. Please do not hesitate to discuss this with me.

Please telephone me on 07872179588 or email me at

Further information

I welcome enquiries from Individuals seeking counselling and also referrals from GPs, Probation, Students, Voluntary Sector Agencies and Employers

Maps & Directions

Shrewsbury, SY1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I am available weekdays, evenings and weekends by arrangement

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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