Alison Simone Dip, Counselling. FdSc, Counselling. BSc (Hons) Counselling. MBACP
To see the light again
and to feel, without confusion.
To end the turmoil
and again walk in sunshine.
“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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mobile Facility Mon-Fri 9am-8pm
Types of client