Honor Allen MBACP; Dip.Therapeutic Counselling; B.Ed (Hons)
As a Person Centred counsellor I offer a confidential counselling service that is empathetic, non-judgmental and tailored to each client’s need. This gives my clients the opportunity to reflect on their experiences in a peaceful environment and explore possible ways forward for personal growth and future emotional health.
There are many situations in life when we might seek the support of a counsellor. It maybe that we are facing challenges that we feel overwhelmed by or issues that we have not been able to resolve alone. We can face times of significant change when we look for outside help.
Counselling offers individual time with a qualified and experienced professional in a calm and supportive environment to consider the issues that are creating challenge or distress. By working with a counsellor it is possible to gain greater understanding of those issues and discover ways that lead to positive change in our lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.Ed (Hons); Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling; Registered MBACP
Prior to training as a counsellor I was a teacher with a particular interest in children with special needs. My own personal experience as a carer of people with learning disabilities, mental health difficulties and the elderly has given me an appreciation of the pressures experienced by families in these situations.
I worked for a number of years in pastoral care, supporting people of all ages through difficult times in their lives, including relationship breakdown, low self esteem, bereavement, physical illness, depression and anxiety. This increased my understanding of how these circumstances can deeply affect a person’s quality of life and emotional wellbeing.
Other past experience has included working for Merseycare as a co-facilitator for psychological self-management groups, helping clients with learning disabilities and mental health challenges to manage their conditions on a daily basis in order to have a better quality of life. I have also worked as a counsellor in a pregnancy crisis centre, supporting clients through the challenges of difficulty pregnancies and offering post abortion counselling.
I have trained in bereavement, grief and loss and currently also counsel at a bereavement service in Liverpool. I am aware that bereavement does not only apply to the death of someone close but also to other losses we experience in life, such as loss of relationships, jobs, status, finance and pets.
I have a particular interest in helping people to transition through different seasons of life, dealing with the gains and losses experienced as life changes. This can include moving from adolescence to adulthood, from education to work, from not having children to parenthood and from work to retirement.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, working according to their Ethical Framework for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have an advanced DBS, am fully insured and receive regular supervision to ensure good practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Standard fee: £35 per hour
Some concessions available on discussion.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays 7.30am-12.30pm; Wednesdays 5.00-7.00pm; Saturdays 1.30-5.00pm; other times by arrangement
Types of client