Alan Vann (Reg. MBACP Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor)
Why do people come for counselling?
You may want to come to counselling for a number of reasons. You may be experiencing anxiety, feeling depressed, be having difficulties at work, relationship issues, or had a bereavement. It might be difficult to tell others how you're feeling, in case they don't understand. The decision to access counselling may therefore feel daunting.
What I offer/how I work
I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space to explore the emotional difficulties or situations which are impacting your life. I will work with you to try to understand your issues from your point of view. I may use different therapeutic approaches if I feel these will be a useful way of exploring your difficulties, and these will be explored with you to make sure you agree with how we're working together.
What to expect
Prior to starting counselling, I will ask to meet you for an initial consultation. This session focuses on exploring what you wish to work on in counselling and whether we will be a good "fit" for one another. The quality of the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important aspects of counselling, so it's important that we're both comfortable with working together.
Where I am based
My practice is based in Stafford, just 5 minutes' walk from Stafford railway station, 10 minutes' walk from the town centre, and 5 minutes' drive to junction 13 of the M6 motorway.
Find out more
For more information, feel free to go to my website. Please email, ring, or text me if you have any queries or would like to arrange an initial consultation for counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a practising counsellor since 2008 and am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), abiding by their Ethical Framework.
Within my counselling practice I work with both adults, and young people from ages 5 to 18 years of age.
I have previously held the role of youth worker, running projects to support young people into employment. I have also worked in a youth offending team, providing emotional support to individuals to help them move away from offending behaviour.
I have experience of delivering both individual and group therapy sessions within schools and children's centres, and have worked with some of the harder to engage children and young people, and their families, in and around Staffordshire. I have also worked on a one to one basis with individuals who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger’s Syndrome, and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
I currently work for a national mental health charity with both adults, and young people with a range of issues including bereavement, life changing illness, work-related issues, anxiety, depression, and childhood sexual abuse.
2008 - Graduate Diploma in Counselling
2011 - Certificate in Counselling Supervision
2015 - Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Studies
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£30.00 for 1 hour initial consultation
£45.00 for a 50 minute counselling session
£60.00 for a 90 minute supervision session (£50 for trainee counsellors)
I also offer training/workshops to organisations in a variety of subjects such as:
- Stress management.
- Mental health awareness.
- Working with anxiety.
- Working therapeutically with children and young people.
- Managing anxiety and stress through nature and photography.
Please contact me to discuss your individual requirements.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evenings, Friday all day, and weekends
Types of client
Supervision & training
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