Alice Head MBACP (Alice Louise Counselling)
Many people find themselves considering counselling when they want their lives to change. This is sometimes a response to symptoms such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addiction, and flashbacks. At other times, it's simply because there is a general sense that life isn't working how you would like it to. It's at times like these that finding a safe & confidential space where you can talk can feel invaluable. I can offer a safe and empathetic environment in which we can begin to explore together the causes and effects of unwanted & uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Our work together will aim to heal past hurts, reduce present distress, and equip you with tools to face whatever the future may bring.
I aim to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can share and explore present and past experiences and express thoughts and feelings enabling you to gain personal awareness. This can empower you to enjoy a better quality of life, have resilient mental health, improved well-being and have more authentic relationships.
My aim is to listen, to understand and to help you reach your potential.
I am a Registered BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapists) Counsellor with a Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
My counselling approach is integrative, which is where I bring together several models of counselling and psychotherapy techniques and approaches to meet the needs of the client. I include the creative arts and CBT to enable an expression of feelings and a positive move towards improved well-being.
I incorporate a humanistic framework using models such as Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
As well as working with Adults, I offer counselling sessions for young people where they can explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours which are causing distress and learn how to make changes to improve wellbeing.
What to expect?
Sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually weekly. I offer short or long term therapy, assisting you to explore your difficulties in a safe place based on warmth, acceptance and respect.
I welcome people from all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.
In our sessions together, you will have the time for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and identify areas of concern or difficulty, which may be preventing you achieving your goals and fulfilling your potential.
Whilst I am happy to work with what you choose to bring to the sessions, it can be helpful to know your reason for coming including any areas you would especially like to work on, plus any specific aims or goals you may have in mind so that these can be taken into account.
To help you decide if I am the right person for you I offer a brief initial telephone or face to face assessment meeting, where you can tell me more about yourself and what you would like to achieve. You will get a taste of how counselling works and see if we feel comfortable working together. There is no obligation, and you may want to visit a few therapists before making a decision.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Diploma Course)
- Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
- Enhanced DBS Certificate & Professional Indemnity Insurance
- I work with Adults within the NHS and at a nearby hospice. These clients maybe experiencing life changing diagnosis or under palliative care. I also work family members & friends who are experiencing a loved one going through this.
- In addition to working with Adults, I work in a college with young people (16-18 year olds). I have a varied experience of working with many issues that can affect life during adolescence.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
- Psychodynamic therapy
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Individual one to one Sessions - £35 per 50 minute session.
To help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you I offer a free of charge assessment meeting, which is usually approximately 30 minutes, where you can tell me more about what you would like to get out of the therapy and I can discuss any questions you have about the counselling process.
I am happy to discuss a reduced rate for Students on request.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have limited availability for some evenings and weekdays.
I currently have no availability for Saturdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|