Alison Dowdeswell, BACP (Reg) Psychotherapy/Counselling/Supervision
Thank you for visiting me at the counselling directory today. Let me first say no matter what the issues may be there is always a way forward for you and it is my job to try and help you find that. Life throws many curved balls at us and it is natural to feel overwhelmed at times by our circumstances.
Friends and family may be a great source of support but they don't always have the time or energy to be there for us, in the way we would like. Maybe some of the things we want to talk about feel too private. Sometimes we don't even know where to begin, because things feel so complex. This is where a good therapist can by be enormously beneficial enabling us to find our own solutions in a confidential, supportive but objective relationship. This is something that, at times, friends and family cannot offer. They are just too involved.
What can I offer you
I offer psychotherapy/counselling, coaching and supervision. Supportive and caring I have worked for over thirty years in community mental health and private practice the latter covering both long and short term work with a range of isssues.These include:
employment and organizational issues
I work from a relational, existential perspective which means I see your personal experience as central to and informing our work together. I aim to enable you to be more at ease with yourself and the world you live in, so developing inner confidence and your own expert self. I hope to increase your understanding of self and others so that the choices you make in life work more effectively for you.
I am a registered member of BACP and work to their code of ethics.
For supervisees I use the Shohet and Hawkins seven eyed model. I work relationally from a holistic, existential philosophy and also use the systemic approach. Please contact me to discuss matters further. I offer a free initial consultation for this.
My fees privately are £45.00 per hour.
I work face to face, by Skype, email and telephone
Please contact me for a free initial chat or session which gives you a chance to meet with me and mutually consider whether I am the right person for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma In Counselling.
Gestalt Psychotherapy, Metanoia Trust,
Cert IGD Group Therapy.
Diploma in ClinicalSupervision. Northern Guild of Psychotherapy.
Well trained and very experienced as a therapist and later as a supervisor, I am trained in many models and at ease with them.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
All general issues
Counselling,Psychotherrapy and Coaching.
Individuals £45.00 per hour
Supervision 45.00 per hour