Alan Wilson Reg.MBACP
First things first, this is more about you than me. You are unique, your story is unique, and your future is unique. You are probably in a very difficult place right now and want to make positive changes in your life. You are not alone, but... who do you turn to?
Listening and hearing are among my greatest strengths as a counsellor. You want to be heard and understood, without judgement. You want to improve your situation. You want to spend time with someone you can really trust, who empathises with your situation and is committed to helping you to the next stage in your life. Many of us will experience real personal lows at some time in our life - anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, addiction, terminal illness.
Breathe a little easier. Help is at hand and no matter your age, race, gender, sexual identity or background, you are always welcome at one of my clinics. If you are not confident in English - do not worry. I am well used to working with people from all corners of the World and have lots of interpreters I can call on. The biggest challenge for you right now is to walk through my door and begin your journey to recovery.
Counselling and Psychotherapy really can help you manage and overcome many issues. Maybe you've lost someone close, a friend or family member and need someone to talk to. Perhaps you have had a traumatic experience. Or, you are addicted to alcohol or drugs and need some space to learn how to manage these cravings in the future. Or, perhaps you're coming to terms with your sexuality, and want to explore this in a space free from judgement. Or, maybe you are depressed and anxious. These conditions can make our lives hell – that’s why I do what I do.
Why choose me?
What makes me different from many other therapists? First, I'm a person-centred counsellor which means that I focus on how you are right now. There are no tests or homework - I know what I am doing and do it well. Just as important, I have myself had to navigate many challenges over the years, giving me additional tools and insights. I have worked in industry then in adult education – with people who wanted to make a better life for themselves – indigenous, new citizens (including refugees) and asylum seekers. My track record is of being fully committed to each individual and supporting them throughout their journey.
Your well-being is everything and you will always be welcomed in a quiet, comfortable, safe and relaxing space. Whatever your reason for seeking help, I'll listen and support you at every stage.
With the right counsellor, the right therapy and your willingness to change you are on the right path to feeling better.
You have already taken the most important step today.
Supporting clients affected by:
- Bereavement and loss.
- Terminal illness.
- Low self-esteem.
- Loneliness and Isolation.
- Addiction to drugs, alcohol and other substances.
I also work with clients from the LGBT community.
- Person-Centred Therapy
My clinic locations:
- 207 Counselling service, 9 Gilpin St, Sheffield, S6 3BL
- Heeley, S8
Free 30 minute telephone consultation
I offer all new clients a free 30 minute telephone consultation. Please feel free to email, text or call to arrange - I'd be happy to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 2012 ABC Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Theory and Practice
- 2015 BACP Registration
- 2016 York St. John University/BACP Working with Depression
- March 2013 South Yorkshire Conference - To explore and share good practice around issues of prostitution and sexual exploitation.
- February 2014 Northern Refugee Council (Training event) Wakefield - Working with women seeking asylum and refugees who have been affected by rape and sexual violence
- November 2015 Counselling for depression - York St John University
- June 2016 Starting and maintaining your own private counselling practice - BACP
In addition to my private practice, working with adults and young people, I work with Asylum Seekers and Refugees at the Central Health Clinic in Sheffield. I have also recently completed year long placements at the Sheffield University Counselling Service and in a North Sheffield G.P. Surgery for Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Free 30 minute telephone consultation.
£40 per session.
Professional memberships, Associations and insurance
I'm registered on the BACP register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I operate within the BACP Ethical Framework and regularly participate in further, professional development training. In line with BACP requirements, I attend regular supervision and practice with full liability insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available Wednesday-Friday 9am-8pm across two locations. Please contact me for further information.
Types of client