Alannah Parkinson

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Specialises in anxiety, self-esteem and trauma.
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Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1NN
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

It's a weird feeling looking on this directory searching for someone that can offer some support for what you’re going through. I always feel like it’s a bit like a dating site, but instead of looking for the love of your life you’re trying to find someone that can “help” but what does it even mean when a counsellor helps someone? 

My counselling is very much defined as: 

  • A relaxing space, giving you a piece of time, just for you.
  • A place to feel heard and understood
  • A dedicated person (ME!) who encourages you to access your true feelings.
  • An opportunity to go at your pace, explore solutions or enable processing. 
  • A great cup of coffee (sometimes we even have hot chocolate!).
  • Consistent support throughout your therapeutic journey – Whether that’s one session or many.
  • Recognisable growth in confidence, autonomy and finding your own voice. 

I’m a huge advocate for counselling! BUT, I will always tell clients that it’s essential to find the right counsellor for you. We aim to have a strong, trusting relationship with our clients, but counsellors are human, and as clients we know we don’t always like every human and that’s okay. I would always encourage clients to explore a few different people. 

Let me tell you a bit about me. 

I am a fully qualified counsellor (I have the pretty certificate on my wall confirming this). I know lots of theories, resources, therapeutic styles, and I’m pretty good at what I do, I’ve supported a lot of people get where they want to be. 

Counselling is about YOU, it’s about us connecting on that human level.

How can we connect if you don’t know if I understand you or not? It's okay that I have my pretty degree, but how do you truly know I can understand?

Well, I have many experiences of supporting family, friends, and myself with mental health issues. I have previous diagnosis of both PND, and PTSD. I have a tapestry of trauma which I have worked through making me the woman I am today. I am a recovering people pleaser and perfectionist who is trying to find ways to charge my social battery up. I have learnt how to quieten my inner critic and allow my cheerleader to be at the forefront (most of the time). I battle with anxious thinking every day but know how to work with it. Most of all, I am incredibly passionate about supporting individuals to find their voices. 

My expertise: Is this what you’re looking for? 

Okay, below is three of my main interests, this is what I continue to train in. However, please know that I work with many clients with different needs. 

  • Confidence: I’ve worked with a variety of individuals to find their voice, I support clients in exploring healthy boundaries not only with others but also themselves, I help people to create a toolkit of self-care that works and supports them in learning their capacity. Often, you will find that your confidence waivers around certain people, we can explore and under the triggers of this, and understand further how these relationships are serving you. 
  • Trauma: Since the start of my counselling career I have worked with clients that have experienced trauma. This is an experience that has happened which has changed the way a person sees themselves or/and the world around them. Most of my experience is working with clients who have experienced abuse, whether as a child/adult. I have also supported clients to move forward after having a near death experience such as car accident, attempted suicide and many other situations 
  • Helping Helpers: I also specialise in working with clients that are in helping roles, this could be as a health professional, support worker, counsellors, carers and parents. I’m passionate in supporting those who are needed to ensure they have a space for them and to ensure they feel empowered to ensure their needs can be met. 

If you've made it this far, then I'm pretty chuffed! If you've enjoyed my written word and think we may work well together, just get in touch, I'm not going to pester you or push you to do anything you don't feel ready for. You'll find me through here/text/email/WhatsApp/Facebook/Instagram or my website. Whatever feels comfortable for you - I'm here! Alannah 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have achieved a degree in BSc Counselling and Psychological interventions as a Pluralistic Counsellor and Brainspotting Practitioner. I am a registered member with the BACP and working towards accreditation. Additionally. I have an active enhanced DBS and possess professional liability insurance. If you require further details please contact me.

I offer face-to-face, online and telephone counselling. I am based in Burnley, Lancashire.

I can provide: 

  • Trauma counselling, utilising the best and most up to date therapeutic resources, such as eye-movement therapy and Pluralistic counselling. 
  • Support with navigating anxiety, providing resources proven to reduce anxious thinking.
  • Counselling for those with self-esteem, confidence issues, providing a solution focused model which allows us to plan and ensure the best care going forward 
  • Brief interventions: Solution Focused.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Models.
  • Single Session Therapy (Double Session) - You'll leave with a support plan and next steps 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Please note that many consider counselling a journey, and that we often feel a pressure to commit to this. 

I am a believer that support, little or often can hugely impact a persons life and their overall wellbeing. 

Here is some information on my packages that are available: 

  • Counselling Session 50 minutes (Face-to-face, Burnley) = £65
  • Counselling Session 50 minutes (Online) = £65
  • Single Session Therapy (One Session) - 100 minutes = £130
  • x 6 Therapy Sessions @ 10% Discount = £350 (Online/Face)
  • x 10 Therapy Sessions @ 15% Discount = £550 (Online/Face)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

As my working hours vary. If you have specific needs for when you can attend sessions, give me a call and we can explore what works best for us both. 

Alannah Jade Counselling Ltd, Lodge House, Cow Lane, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1NN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams


Alannah Parkinson
Alannah Parkinson