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MBACP Reg. BSc(Hons) Couns, Dip Couns, Lecturer IANLPC, IAHT

About me

Hi. I’m Alli, I am an Integrative Counsellor, and lecturer of counselling and Psychotherapy. I specialise in;

  • Relationships (your relationships to other people and to self) such as relational trauma, intimate relationships.
  • Trauma 
  • Anxiety (Generalised and Social Anxiety)
  • Depression 
  • Low Self Esteem 

I have worked as a Psychotherapist/ Counsellor for a decade and pride myself on training ethical and competent counsellors within the field.

Within my experience, i  have had the pleasure of witnessing many empowering people, explore and process throughout the counselling relationship,  creating lasting and powerful changes.

You will find that I am genuine, caring and approachable.

I feel very passionately about how effective counselling is and the changes it can bring. The very act of speaking out loud the struggles which we feel internally,  starts the process of change.

What approach do I use?

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist which means that I can tailor our work together to make sure that the type of counselling is right for you. 

Singular approaches may not always be the best 'fit' for you and what you need.

Integrative Counselling  means that Psychotherapy can be tailored to what you need, rather than trying to fit you into 'my model'. I will blend a variety of approaches from more than one school of thought, in order to find the best way of working for you as an individual.

Working with Unconscious processes and recognising repeating life scripts/patterns which keep playing out over and over again is my specialism. 

Together, we will become a solid trusting relationship, where everything is ok to share. Talking about those things which we just bury for fear of not being heard or understood no longer is a barrier to moving past them.

You can trust that I will 'hold' you. 

Once this space is created, you will find that we can start to bring into awareness, all of those past imprints/ messages which have been learned and handed down to us and which don't belong to the real us. 

Changes will happen and you will start to feel a sense of freedom and excitement about life again. If you are invested in you and this journey, i will meet you there. 

The therapeutic models which i can integrate into practice are below:

Person Centred Counselling Approach

Psychodynamic

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Transactional Analysis

Karpman Drama Triangle 

Mindfulness

Therapeutic Interventions

What does all that mean?

Mostly, i tend to find that developing a trusting space is paramount, you will feel heard and experience the power of an unconditional and free space, free from any judgement, a space where you can just freely speak without any fear or consequence.  Making connections between past relationships and experiences and how they may be currently holding you back will mean liberating from those chains, uncovering unconscious motives is often the key which creates the most change. 

I am creative as a counsellor and find that  visual interventions, metaphor and very carefully considered questioning can prove to create changes where other modalities may fall short. To integrate the best of the main psychotherapeutic approaches means a freedom to ensure the technique is what you need, giving you choice to decide what you need from counselling and trusting that together we have those tools there to draw upon and you are not alone. You can feel free.

I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Feel free to email to arrange a free chat to see how counselling can help. 

FURTHER INFORMATION;

DERESSION AND ANXIETY

It takes a lot of energy to bury the feelings from past experiences, this repression leads to depression and anxiety, a heavy-ness and feeling of hopelessness and/or a constant feeling of panic and terror that feels so unexplainable. It is possible, within counselling, for those buried emotions to dissipate. A sense of freedom ensues,  a new energy, leaving you feeling that you can 'live' again. I mean truly live with a bounce in your step.

THE PAST AND ITS INFLUENCE ON OUR PRESENT 

Past experiences can often continue to have a negative effect on us and hold us back, sometimes these emotions can 'leak' out beyond our awareness and effect us in the present, I find that as we take back some power and control through becoming more self aware, the pain and turmoil which we can often be caught in, naturally subsides and we start to feel better, gain self confidence, discover who we really are. rather than who others think we should be, or even who we ourselves think we should be.

This turmoil inside of ourselves is so tiring, exhausting, often leads to burnout, sadness, anger and/or anxiety, we may withdraw or throw ourselves into work and become stressed, always trying to run form what we feel.

HOW THEREPEUTIC LISTENING CAN HEAL?

I find that through the beauty of being heard, feeling completely safe and becoming aware of how past experiences are still being carried by us emotionally, we can start to become free of these unconscious controls. Start to become who we once were, or who we were always meant to be, before the hurt, in spite of the hurt.

You deserve freedom. Counselling can give you a sense of peacefulness and insight into self which stays with you and lasts. There is no homework! It is a relationship, a safe, insightful journey towards discovering you and finding yourself again.

Wholeheartedly I believe in the power of talking therapy and the changes it can bring, when we are free to be our true selves.

You will be greeted with a warm, safe, understanding, confidential environment.

I assure you, you will feel heard, validated and understood.  I do not judge. Your humanness is enough, you are enough.

From this place of safety and empathy, we can start to unpick past patterns, unresolved feelings, or negative thoughts which are holding you back.

The effects of counselling often starts to create changes. You will listen to YOU more,  develop positive self esteem and notice your confidence growing. You will start to make choices which come from your true self.

SESSION INFORMATION;

Currently, counselling sessions are offered via online face to face platforms (zoom) or via telephone.

Feel free to contact me either by telephone or email to book a session or book your free initial telephone discussion to see how we may be able to work together. I look forward to hearing from you.

07511922531

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Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Modules Psychological Trauma 
  • Bsc Hons Counselling 
  • Counselling Couples & Families
  • Counselling Children & Adolescents
  •  Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. (DTLLS).
  •  Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. (PTLLS).
  • Level 4 Diploma Integrative Counselling (Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • ASK Suicide Awareness
  • Working with Depression
  • Working with Narcissism
  • Working with Anxiety
  • Working with Self Harm
  • Pluralistic Counselling
  • Managing and Facilitating Group Counselling
  • Play-work with young children.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Techniques in Counselling
  • Mindfulness Techniques in Counselling
  • Member - International Association of Neuro linguistic Programming and Coaching (Mindfulness Diploma)
  • Member - International Alliance of Holistic Therapies
  • MBACP  - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Trauma

Relational Trauma

Relationship Difficulties 

Feeling Mis-Understood/ Alone?

Family Trauma & Relationships

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free Initial telephone consultation

£50 Session

£55 Couples Session

Corporate Counselling - Please contact me for further information.
Health Insurance/ Work Insurance   - please contact me for further information

Concessions for: Students, Trainee Counsellors, Unemployed. Please contact me to discuss circumstances.

When I work

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Warrington, Cheshire, WA1

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Zoom