Alison Hepworth

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Bury, BL8 3PJ
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About me

I am a BACP senior accredited counsellor, clinical supervisor and clinical hypnotherapist with 20 years experience.

Are you battling with anxiety, struggling with depression or wanting to make positive changes to your life but don't know where to start?

I have a genuine interest and commitment to helping people reach their potential through 'talking therapies'. You are  unique and so choosing to work with me means we will, together,  tailor your therapy to your individual needs which could include using a combination of approaches:

Person-Centred  for personal growth and self understanding.

NLP to help identify unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns.

CBT could be useful for negative thoughts, anxiety and depression and Hypnotherapy could help reduce stress and tension.

Whatever you want to change to improve your life your therapy will be bespoke to you personally.

Counselling offers a safe space to explore and experiment and reawaken the real you.

                                        "Counselling changes lives" BACP

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling from Salford University (2003)
  • Post Graduate Cert. CBT from Salford University (2009)
  • Post Graduate Cert. in Supervision from Chester University (2013)
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (2018)
  • Practitioners Cert. in NLP (2018)

My 20 year professional career has been in health care and I have a private practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked with patients and relatives who are affected by life limiting disease e.g. Cancer, MS, MND and other palliative illnesses. I am able to use clinical hypnotherapy to help with symptoms and improved sense of well being. I have also worked with loss, grief & bereavement , helping people to find their way through traumatic and sometimes complex issues.


£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

I offer flexible appointment times and my fees are :

Counselling session 1 hr £55

I offer a free 1/2 consultation to make sure I am the right counsellor for you

Supervision session 1 1/2 hr £65

Hypnotherapy session 1 hr £50

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer daytime, evenings and weekend appointments to fit in with your work & family commitments

Bradshaw Road, The Coach House, Walshaw Hall, Bury, BL8 3PJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Private parking is close to front door with 1 small step. Ground floor therapy room with adjacent washroom.


In person

“I have a real commitment and desire to promote and develop the Counselling profession”.

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Alison Hepworth
Alison Hepworth