Vanessa D'AlO Dip (Hyp) BAHons Dip (coun) MBACP

Vanessa D'AlO Dip (Hyp) BAHons Dip (coun) MBACP

East Yorkshire

01482 561531 / 07817472380

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East Yorkshire

01482 561531 / 07817472380

About me

I  am a  person-Centered counselor offering confidentiality at all times. My rooms are very welcoming and relaxing and are close to the center of Hull.

Person-centered counselling, allows you (the client)to reflect at (your pace) issues which for whatever reason may be causing difficulty. These difficulties might be life-style events which may in my opinion influence the way we sometimes think and feel about ourselves and others.  This  may also have an impact  on the way we view our relationships with family and friends. I do incorporate other techniques depending the client's individual needs. By doing this, I feel this integration of approaches in many cases helps the client work through their issues, thoughts and feelings.

I offer long and short term face-to-face counselling. This is in accordance to the British Association for counselors and psychotherapists (BACP) code of ethics. There is no given time with  counselling, some client's  may need just one session,  others may need  several session over a period of time. What matters to me as a counselor is that the client has the respect, honesty, freedom of choice they (the client) deserve within the counselling session.

Having had counselling myself, I believe when the client experiences respect coming from the counselor  (the feeling of being valued, by their counselor  this enables the client  (no matter how painful and difficult)  to start  moving forward. I  believe also that humor as well as tiers are important in the therapy session.

I have a member of the British Association for Counselors and Psychotherapists. (BACP) for the past 3 years.

I work  at the moment for an organisation which works with survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.(I have a lot of experience in this field.) The office is very busy, offering clients,space, confidentiality and security at all times.The organisation also works with male survivors of rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence.

From listening to my clients, it appears life at times for some of us may be very challenging, leaving   some of us feeling  confused, and not really knowing which way to turn. These challenges might be related to job prospects, the fear of possible having to re-train in order to keep working, breakdown of a relationship, the loss of a loved one, or simply as a child you experienced a terrible trauma. This is where counselling will offer you the opportunity to explore at your own pace, all those hidden feelings. Counselling also helps you to focus on the strengths which are present within us all. Counselling will encourage growth  and confidence, leading  to  a better understanding about ourselves.

I believe in plain-talking however, I talk in a very simplistic manor  if you would like to know more about me or about counselling please give me a call; hopefully together we may find a way which will allow you to explore the things which you feel are arrears of concerns in your life.

Comments from clients:

  • "When I walk in to your room within minutes I feel a sense of warmth and acceptance I feel as if someone else is in the room. This warmth is coming from you my counsellor." (client 20/02/10)
  • " You have such a relaxed way about you. I could talk to you about anything".(client's comment after three sessions)
  • " I never feel that you are judeging me not like other have in the past." ( this comment was made after five sessions.)
  • " No one  has ever offered to get to know me like you have.... I really enjoy coming to your sessions". ( expressed after ten sessions)
  • " You are so warm and have such a warmth about you .....this happens everytime I come in to your are so welcoming." ( comment from client six session.)

Training, qualifications & experience

Training qualifications and experience

  • Trained as a crisis worker with the  Sexual Assault Referral Center in Hull.
  • BA Hons degree in counselling
  • Foundation Degree in counselling.
  • Foundation award in counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Counselling Certificate
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy

I have worked in the voluntary sector for sometime, gaining extensive experience in working with people of historical abuse and domestic violence. I have also gained experience from working with client's who simply just want someone to talk to without feeling they are being valued or judged.

I have also attended several Mental health training courses run by the NHS. These courses are invaluable I feel, as it gives me the counselor, an insight into why some individuals feel the way they do about themselves.

I am constantly attending training courses, by doing this this is is my way of keeping in touch and up-to-date with the current changes in counselling and  research. I also have regular supervision. Supervision for me helps me to work in an ethical and safe manner set down by the British Association for Counselors and Psychotherapist (BACP)

Therapies I use

  • Person-Centered Counselling
  • Transactional Analysis

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have recently qualified as a Hypnotherapist this works for people wanting to stop   smoking, weight loss, past life regression, confidence issues, low self esteem and many more health related issues and phobias.

Fees to be arranged on consultation with myself


Fees for counseling

I  charge  £30.00 per hour, if you were to book six sessions inadvance, I would  charge £15.00 for the first session. Giving you a 50% discount on your first session.

Concessions are available for students and  unemployed, and the elderly.

Further information

Further information

I also offer counselling via SKYPE please contact me for further information.

I  offer either one-to-one face -to face counselling, telephone counselling or online counselling.

The offices I use are warm and relaxing, close to the city centre, bus and train station.

Maps & Directions

Hull, HU3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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