Alison Lee BA (hons) MBACP (Accred.)
The Counselling Rooms
10, Southgate Street
When we are facing difficult or emotional challenges, talking to an experienced, professional counsellor can really help. Finding the right counsellor for you is important so to help you decide I offer a free half hour, initial session. I see clients with a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I have an interest in pre and post natal depression and the challenges of parenthood, for both mothers and fathers.
I offer open ended counselling because I believe it takes time for each individual or couple, to be able to express their concerns. Counselling can enable people to explore their relationships, see repeating patterns and understand their feelings better; helping them to face the future with more confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), trained in Psycho-dynamic Counselling with Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) and the BACP.
I work in private practice offering counselling to individuals and couples, covering a wide variety of issues. I also work as an assessor for a community counselling service, assessing client's suitability for counselling.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have an interest in pre and post natal depression and the challenges of parenthood, for both mothers and fathers. Having children is a life changing experience and many couples find the transition challenging and sometimes frightening. Having support to understand the changing dynamics in their relationship and the developmental needs of their children can be of great help.
Fees range from £35.00-£45.00 for on-going weekly sessions, with some reduced fees for students and those on low income. The fee for couples counselling is £55.00 for once weekly sessions.
Prior to starting on-going session, I offer a first session which lasts for approximately 90 minutes. This session costs £50.00 and provides an opportunity for me to assess whether my way of working would be appropriate for each individual. It also gives the potential client time to ask questions and to consider if they would like to work with me. Counselling is not right for everyone and so an alternative referral maybe appropriate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Sessions are offered on the same day and at the same time each week. I offer weekday and evening sessions.
Types of client