Allison Brown MBACP(Senior Accredited Counsellor) UKRCP Registered Counsellor
I am a senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and offer counselling services in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. I work using an integrative/person centred approach to therapy and offer both short and long term work based around individual needs.
I believe counselling is about providing a safe, secure and confidential time and space for people to explore the things that are causing them concern and that there can be many benefits from engaging in such a process. The counselling relationship can be a very powerful one when built on a relationship of trust and mutual respect, and, although many describe counselling as challenging many also describe it as very rewarding.
Counselling is not about having a 'magic wand' to make things better - good therapy supports people to understand themselves and use that awareness within their lives and relationships
My experience has included counselling within the Samaritans, local hospices, Schools, Colleges, Universities and Private Practice and therefore has involved working with many different people of many different ages with many different issues. I have extensive experience working with children, young people and adults and have worked with people from the age of 6 through to 86.
I work with individuals and young people from the age of 12 and am happy to discuss counselling by email or telephone initially. My senior accredited status with the BACP is for my work with children and young people and highlights the unique skills needed to work effectively with this age group.
I also offer supervision to other therapists working with children, young people and adults and have specific experience counselling in schools and colleges. I also offer supervision to trainee counsellors and those working in other 'helping professions.' Please contact me if you would like to discuss supervision needs. You may also like to visit the following website specifically about school based counselling services: www.school-counselling-supervision.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Managing Change, 1999
- Counselling Skills Certificate, 2003
- Certificate in Counselling, 2004
- Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, 2006
- Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, 2008
- Certificate in the Theory and Practice of Supervision, 2010
- Certificate in Supervision, 2011
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me by email or telephone for further details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am able to offer flexible appointments including some evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a BACP Senior Accredited therapist with many years experience supervising therapists who work with children, young people and adults.