Alison Simone Dip, Counselling. FdSc, Counselling. BSc (Hons) Counselling. MBACP

Alison Simone Dip, Counselling. FdSc, Counselling. BSc (Hons) Counselling. MBACP

Warrington
Cheshire
WA1

Widnes
Cheshire
WA8

07718 954827

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Warrington
Cheshire
WA1

Widnes
Cheshire
WA8

07718 954827

About me

                                                                To see the light again
                                                          and to feel, without confusion.
                                                                To end the turmoil
                                                            and again walk in sunshine.
                                                                        (A. Simone).

“When a person realises he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, "Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it's like to be me”
Carl Rogers. A Way of Being (1995)

I am qualified as an Integrative Counsellor, using various theories to address a variety of concerns, these include:

Person Centred (Client Talking Therapy)
Psychodynamic (Exploring childhood and deep rooted issues)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Working together to resolve present day concerns)
Solution Focused (A goal directed collaborative approach)

With these qualifications I am able to treat conditions such as anxiety, depression and PTSD to name a few.

Client well-being and safety is paramount. The Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions states that we ‘put clients first’ and that the practitioner must be trustworthy, have respect for the client’s right to be self-governing, be committed to promoting client well-being, to avoiding harm, and be fair and impartial to all clients (BACP, 2016).

I adhere to promote these attributes, enabling client's to reach their full potential.

Training, qualifications & experience

Riverside College Halton:

Level Two Counselling Skills

Counselling Skills Diploma

Staffordshire University:

Foundation Degree Science (FdSc)

Bachelors Degree Science with Honours (BSc Hons)

I am a member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), adhering to the BACP Ethical Framework.


I am also a member of The International Alliance of Holistic Therapists.

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Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

I offer a free half hour consultation, for you to decide if I am the right Counsellor for you, and to address your concerns. After which the fee will be £40 per hour for home visits.

Further information

I offer mobile appointments in Warrington, Widnes, Runcorn, and surrounding areas, in addition to telephone and email counselling.


I also offer Walk & Talk Therapy.

  • Walk & Talk Therapy is conducted outdoors; being surrounded by nature can be meditative and grounding.
  • Walking releases endorphin's through physical activity which can elevate your mood and spur more creative, deeper ways of thinking. Physical activity has also been shown to reduce levels of depression and anxiety and can help to prevent depressive symptoms.
  • You may find yourself anxious when confronting and talking about difficult issues in the traditional seated, face-to-face interaction. Walking in parallel with visual distractions may allow for easier engagement and help you get “unstuck”.

What to expect in your first session

Finding a counsellor you feel comfortable with is so important, and so to give new clients peace of mind, I always use the first meeting as a chance for us to both find out whether we’ll work well together. Therefore our initial session of 30 minutes is completely free.

In this first session we will discuss your expectations from counselling and what, as a trained counsellor, I can help you with.

I will explain ethical issues with you such as contracting and ethical boundaries. We will also discuss practical issues such as times for and frequency of the sessions.

From there, you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

Many people ask how long counselling lasts, although it varies for every person. We can work on the challenges and difficulties for a ten week period initially, then the decision is yours whether to continue with more sessions.

Maps & Directions

Warrington, WA1
Widnes, WA8

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Mobile Facility Mon-Fri 9am-8pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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