About me

Thinking about whether counselling is for you? I can support with issues big or small, issues that may have recently challenged you, or problems from the past.        I have worked in the mental health sector, and with young people and their parents, to address challenging situations. and behaviours. I am a mobile counsellor and travel to your home for your session.  Alternatively I can arrange a place to meet in central Macclesfield.  

If you would like to speak to someone other than friends or family about things on your mind, then counselling may help. Counselling sessions last an hour, and are confidential* . 

 *exceptions to confidentiality relate to the safeguarding of children, money laundering and terrorism. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a level 4 Diploma in Person Centred Therapy I qualified over ten years ago, and have enjoyed working in many different settings, with vastly diverse issues, and age groups.

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

£40 for home visits within 5 miles of Macclesfield, I would cover other areas also with a small additional charge. Discounts for block bookings, students, or low incomes

Further information

I am trained in the Person Centred Approach to counselling, this means I believe you are the expert on you! As your therapist I aim to shed light on your strengths and realise if changes need to happen.  Counselling is often seen as beneficial, but this is not always the case for some, to get the best out of your sessions try to keep an open mind.  I myself have undergone counselling and understand it can be daunting to open up to a stranger.

3 Knight Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Ahlene Dawson

Ahlene Dawson