Alan Vann Reg MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor
I offer a warm friendly confidential safe space to explore the emotional difficulties or situations which may impact your life. My approach draws from the various models I have trained in (e.g., person-centred, CBT, Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused) as I believe that everyone is unique. Therefore I hold on to a strong ethos that therapy needs to be the best fit to meet an individual’s goals or needs.
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.
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. I achieved my Graduate Diploma in Counselling from South Cheshire College in 2008 and later attained a post-graduate Diploma in Counselling Studies from the University of Chester. I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework, attend regular supervision of my practice and maintain my professional and personal development.
As well as working with adults, I have extensive experience of working with children and young people from ages 5 to 18 years of age, and maintain my Enhanced DBS and safeguarding training requirements. I have previously held the role of youth worker, running projects to support young people into employment. I 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 therapeutic interventions within schools and children's centres. I have worked with some of the harder to engage children and young people, and their families, in and around Staffordshire, both in formal and home settings. 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 children and young people. I work with adult clients on a range of issues including bereavement, life changing illness, work-related issues, anxiety, depression, and childhood sexual abuse.
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
- 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 issues
- 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
£40.00 for a 50 minute counselling session
£60.00 for a 90 minute supervision session
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, Fridays and weekends
Types of client
Supervision & training
In 2011 I became a qualified counselling supervisor awarded by the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.View supervision profile