Alison Moore Registered BACP & MNCS Accredited Counsellor; Supervisor
As an experienced counsellor based in my therapy practice - A Good Place - in Sunrise Business Park on the edge of Blandford Forum, I provide compassionate, professional, supportive, non-judgemental counselling.
I provide long term and short term counselling for a variety of problems including:
- Marriage & relationship difficulties
- Anxiety and depression
- Uncertainly at home or at work
- Health Problems
- Communication problems
- Bereavement and loss
- Dealing with conflict & fear
I have particular expertise in supporting Executives and others who have quite an isolated life − at work and/or home.
Discover your options:
Its about finding solutions that are right for you.
Do you want to make a change?
Are you finding it difficult to cope?
Do you want help with your problems
Or just when
Making positive changes
Its about helping you to find the answers.
I hope to provide answers to any questions you may have about counselling or me on the pages of my website.
Should you require any further information, please do telephone or email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a humanistic counsellor with 8 years experience, and I use Transactional Analysis as one of the tools to help you achieve the results you want. I have experience of counselling in a variety of settings, including GP Surgeries, Employee Assistance programmes and Staff Counselling Services.
My background includes twenty years in business management, supporting people in both their professional and personal development.
Building on this experience, I completed my formal qualification: FD in Humanistic Counselling with Transactional Analysis at the University of Winchester (BACP Acc).
I have a PG Certificate in Counselling Supervision from the University of Gloucester and I very much enjoy supporting other Counsellors through Supervision on their journey, working with them to be ethical, competent practitioners.
Part of my counselling process is to identify any patterns of unhelpful or negative thoughts, behaviour or feelings that are associated with the problems people are facing. We then work together to overcome the problems and to replace negative thinking with helpful and more positive responses.
I provide a professional and supportive experience. I am a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred) and the National Counselling Society MNCS (Acc) and I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice and its Professional Conduct Procedures,
PG Cert Counselling Supervision - University of Gloucester
FD Humanistic Counselling with TA (BACP Acc) - University of Winchester
TA101 - Peter Symonds College, Winchester
I hold an enhanced CRB check
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
£55 per individual session and some concessions may be available. Please do contact me to discuss fees that apply in your circumstances.
The Counselling Process:
Counselling is not a quick-fix. Even though many people feel the benefits after their first session, it may take time to address the problem effectively and to learn new skills for dealing with future issues.
I believe too often we try and 'think' change - the only way we can truly make the change we want is by doing something different. Together we can identify what you can do differently and I can support you on your journey.
It is essential that you find a counsellor you can trust and feel comfortable with. This is an important part of the counselling process and I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
First Session - telephone or face to face
In our first session together, I explain how we can best work together and I will highlight the confidential nature of our discussions. We will also cover items such as how long the sessions last, how many sessions may be appropriate and what fees are involved. During this first session, which normally lasts around 30 minutes, we'll begin to explore the problems or issues you want to discuss.
In these sessions, we will continue to explore the problems and issues and begin to identify, and work on, the options available to you to resolve these. The number of sessions is determined by a combination of factors and we can discuss these fully during Session 1.