Allison Hartman Dip.Couns. Reg MBACP
93 Higher Ainsworth Road
48 Princess Street
Life seldom goes along without the occasional challenge. However, sometimes these challenges can be overwhelming. The choices you make, or indeed those missed opportunities, can leave you feeling despondent. If your daily life is being affected by your thoughts and feelings and you want to change this, counselling can help.
Bereavement, relationship breakdown or problems at work can lead to stress, anxiety and depression which make you feel worse. This can impact your ability to make even simple decisions, often causing you to question everything you do.
Sometimes your own resilience is not enough and exploring your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment can be the first step to recovery.
I am a qualified counsellor, offering the person centred approach, a form of counselling which involves listening to you, thinking together, sharing ideas, and giving feedback without any judgement. This process then helps you to make the decisions which relate to your life.
Deciding to come for counselling can be quite daunting, so I offer a free 30 minute initial meeting where we can get to know each other and you can ask any questions before deciding whether person centred counselling is right for you.
If you then decide you wish to come to counselling regularly, during our first full session we will discuss how often (weekly or fortnightly) you will attend and for how many sessions. Sessions will last approximately one hour.
You will not be told what to do, but encouraged to talk openly and honestly in a relaxed and safe environment about the issues which have brought you to counselling. At this first session, I will also explain about our counselling contract, confidentiality and its limits and working within my own area of training.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my training in Person Centred Counselling in 2012 and qualified with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
I have experience in working with young people (14 plus) and adults.
I have worked for Salford Education for 16 years working with young people aged 14-16 in a life coaching and advising position helping them to make decisions about their future.
I hold a current DBS and have completed Salford’s Safeguarding Training (Level 2) and have attended all refresher courses available.
I chose person centred counselling because I believe it is the relationship between client and counsellor that empowers the client to change.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
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I offer a free 30 minute initial meeting and thereafter my fees per session are:
Adults - £35.00
Young People £25.00
Counselling Students £20.00
Seniors (over 65) £25.00
Young People aged 14-16
Young people will have to have the agreement of their parent or carer to attend counselling. You would both be required to attend the meet and greet session but thereafter the young person would be seen on their own for up to 50 minutes depending upon their emotional wellbeing. Further information is available at www.counselling4changes.co.uk
You can contact me as follows:-
By telephone or text 07802 558922
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am part of the Health and Wellbeing Clinic based in Leigh, and can also be contact through the website www.healthandwellbeingclinic.co.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays 8am - 8pm Saturday mornings 8am - 12pm
Types of client