Alison Kinrade MBACP (Reg)

Alison Kinrade MBACP (Reg)


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 – and make sense of what's going on in their life.

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 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 – 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

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

I have many years’ experience in bereavement counselling and helping people of all ages understand their emotions such as anger, fear and sadness. I work with anxiety and stress too. I have insight and experience of supporting people who have had contact with the justice system, and family members. I am also able to help parents, children and young people to achieve confidence and resilience when challenges at home or school or with parenting crop up.

I trained as a person centred counsellor and this is my main approach. I have also trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Focusing.


Change Certificate in Youth Counselling

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


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 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 some weekdays and evenings and weekends by arrangement

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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