Choosing the right therapist for you could be the most important decision you'll ever make. So how on earth do you go about it?
You want someone you can trust with your head and your heart, your thoughts and your feelings. Someone knowledgeable, experienced, caring and understanding. Someone who will really, really get you. Someone who will make a real difference to your life.
Hi, I'm Allan a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with 20 years' experience of helping people.
People come to see me with all kinds of problems, difficulties and issues. Relationships, families, work, anxiety, depression, OCD, addictions, mid life issues, later life issues and so many more. They may have seen or worked with other therapists before contacting me. Recently I was therapist number 5. I don't mind, I like a challenge.
Check me out on a free, no catch, no obligation, informal, introductory Zoom call of up to 25 minutes to see how I could help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 20 years' experience as a talking therapist
- 7 years' experience as a supervisor
- BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor
- BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
- BA Hons Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling
- Trained in Transactional Analysis
- Trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- Trained in Couples Counselling
- Trained in MBT (Mentalisation Based Treatment)
- Trained in Supervision
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Mid-life issues aka mid-life crisis. 'What now?'
Existential issues. 'What gives my life meaning?'
Identity issues. 'Who am I? What defines me?'
Lack of motivation. 'I just can't be bothered'.
Free initial online session
My fees reflect my experience, skill, qualifications and level of training as a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor of other therapists. I have 20 years' experience as a talking therapist.
I work 100% online using Zoom and FaceTime.
Read and sign up for my supervision blog "This Therapy Business' on my dedicated supervision website supervision4therapists.com
Contact me to schedule a free, no obligation, informal, introductory Zoom call of up to 25 minutes.