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About me

I am a BACP senior accredited counsellor, clinical supervisor and clinical hypnotherapist.

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 passion and commitment to helping people reach their potential through 'talking therapies'. You are  unique and so choosing to work with me means we will tailor your therapy to your individual needs which could include using the person centred model for personal growth and self understanding along with 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 17 year professional career has been in health care and I have a private practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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.


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • HealthAssured
  • Vitality

Additional information

I offer flexible appointment times and my fees are :

Counselling session 1 hr £45

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

Supervision session 1 1/2 hr £60

Hypnotherapy session 1 hr £60

Stop smoking is a 2 hr session £200

Weight Management programme is 4  x 1 hr sessions £240


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

Bradshaw Road
The Coach House, Walshaw Hall

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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 supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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Alison Hepworth

Alison Hepworth