Maeve Allison B.SC (Hons), Dip Couns, MBACP (accred), Cert EMDR(accred)

Maeve Allison B.SC (Hons), Dip Couns, MBACP (accred), Cert EMDR(accred)


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07570 798917 / 07570 798917

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About me

I am an experienced and BACP-accredited counsellor and an EMDR Europe accredited Practitioner.  Counselling offers space for you to talk about your problems in a confidential setting, and find ways of coping better.  We all have hidden resources inside,and counselling can help us to tap into these resources, resolve inner conflicts, increase our self-esteem and resilience, and have better relationships.

EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a powerful therapeutic approach which enables the brain to heal memories of distressing past experiences, which at the time were not adequately processed and filed away.  These "stuck" memories can give rise to difficulties, such as anxiety or low self-esteem, which may surface many years later.  By stimulating the brain's natural self-healing abilities, EMDR therapy appears to enable the nervous system to process, or "file", the memory, by connecting the part of the brain where the memory is stored with another part, which has the useful information necessary to resolve the problem.  This results in a reduction in distressing symptoms, including flashbacks and triggers, and a more neutral or helpful perspective on the past experience.

I have a particular interest in Attachment-Focused EMDR as developed by Laurel Parnell. This approach focuses on relationship difficulties in childhood, and their continuing effect into adult relationships.

EMDR therapy is practised in many countries, and is consistently reported in research to be effective in significantly reducing or eliminating  symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  It is approved by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and the World Health Organization as a treatment for PTSD.  It is also being successfully used by EMDR practitioners to treat symptoms such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems and low self-esteem.  My focus is on working with you as quickly as possible while ensuring that you feel safe, and confident that your issues are being addressed

EMDR is also very effective in helping you to use your imagination to develop inner resources which you can use outside sessions, and these resources can also reduce trauma symptoms.

I sometimes suggest simple, effective mindfulness techniques to use in conjunction with counselling and/or EMDR to aid the healing process. I have been practising daily mindfulness for about four years, and find it very beneficial in helping me to live more in the here-and-now.

My work is guided by the BACP's Guide to Ethical Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I have professional insurance.

You can find further information at: (about Integrative Psychosynthesis) (about EMDR)

Training, qualifications & experience

B.Sc (Hons) Human Relations - University of Surrey

Certificate in Applied Social Studies- University of Bristol

1986-89 Gestalt Therapy.

2001-5   Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling, a holistic approach which includes mind, body, heart, soul and spirit. - Re-Vision, London

2012      EMDR Therapy Parts 1-4 ( Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

2015     EMDR Accredited Practitioner (EMDR Association Europe)

2017     Mindfulness for Health - an eight week programme delivered by Breathworks

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

EMDR Europe

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • spirituality and meaning
  • mid-life crisis
  • long-term illness and disability


£60 per hour. EMDR sessions typically take 60-90 minutes.

Maps & Directions

Beccles, NR34

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Daytime Thursdays

Types of client

Older adults