Alison Kinrade MBACP (Reg)

Alison Kinrade MBACP (Reg)


I am unable to take further enquiries until 05-Feb-2018

078721 79588

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078721 79588

About me

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.


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 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
  • Children

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 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

Member organisations



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

Further information

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

Maps & Directions

Shrewsbury, SY1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Weekdays, evenings, weekends, Early and late appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults