Alison Wilkinson BA (Hons) MA Dip.Couns. Registered Member MBACP
Hello and welcome to my Profile. I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor who can offer you time and a confidential, safe space to start to explore any problem feelings and thoughts you may have.
You are the expert on you, although you may not feel like it at the moment.
Counselling can help you to discover your own resources and ways of coping. I am there to listen carefully with kindness and understanding, in a non-directive way, enabling you to find your own way forward if, and when, you are ready. We will work together according to your pace and needs.
Could Counselling Help You?
Throughout our lives most of us experience natural 'ups and downs', and most of the time we manage these well enough. However, sometimes we reach a point where events seem to overwhelm us and we feel we are struggling to manage, and carry on with our day-to-day activities.
Counselling cannot perform miracles but it can help to improve self-esteem, untangle emotional dilemmas, or provide much needed support to deal with grief, separation, divorce, illness or loss.
When we become low or very stressed and over-anxious, having someone calm, neutral and non-judgmental to hear our story can help. Although the tools to feel better are often within us, sometimes it can help to discover these resources through talking to someone trained to listen.
I practice at very pleasant, discreet premises across the South Birmingham area including Solihull, Knowle, Alvechurch, Kings Heath and Kings Norton. All premises have access to parking nearby and all attempts are made to accommodate clients with disabilities.
In addition to my private practice I currently work as a Counsellor at a large GP's Practice and as a Specialist Bereavement Counsellor at Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service, attached to Solihull Hospital.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Psychology
Master of Arts Degree
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in Counselling
Specialist Training Completed in:
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Anxiety & Depression
Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Fees: £40 hour
Special arrangements can be made for students and those on a low income
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client