Alicia Coates, BSc, Dip 4 Therapy, MBACP
Hi, I'm Alicia and I am a MBACP registered Integrative Counsellor based in Stamford, Lincolnshire. You may be looking for a counsellor to help you or maybe someone else through a difficult time. Deciding to see a counsellor can be daunting for some, and it is therefore so important to choose the right one.
I have my own private practise based in a cosy chalet which is located in my garden. It is a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I can offer short or long term counselling depending on what is right for you.
I have successfully helped people who have experienced difficulties with self-harm & suicidal ideation, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse, stress and anxiety, depression, eating disorders & addiction, relationship issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), attachment issues, low self esteem and confidence, anger management, PTSD and trauma.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified CPCAB Level 4 Diploma Therapist. My Integrative style of counselling is based on the person centred approach to therapy combined with other types of counselling such as looking at patterns in relationships to help you break repetitive cycles or exploring CBT techniques to help manage anxiety or depression. I use more than one approach to therapy depending on your needs and experiences.
I have previously worked for several years as a Counsellor in primary care, based at GP Practises in Peterborough. I also have experience of working with young vulnerable adults during my time at Axiom Housing.
I am committed to attending regular additional training courses to enhance my practise as your therapist.
I also have several years experience of personal therapy so I understand the hopes and fears that you can feel as a client when meeting and building a relationship with your new therapist. I aim to offer you a calm, confidential environment where you can just be yourself.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Counselling sessions are usually 1 hour and can be weekly, fortnightly or how often you feel it would work well for you. The first 45 minute session is FREE.
Individual sessions cost £45.
Cash is payable at the end of each session or payment via bank transfer ahead of the session if you prefer.
During the first session we can meet each other, explore what brings you to therapy and find out whether we would like to work together as client and therapist. It is a time to ask questions to help you decide if I am the right Counsellor for you. I will ask some background questions so that I can understand more about you.
Once you have booked an intro session, I will send you a confirmation email with all the necessary information to find me easily and to ensure your first session is as straight forward as possible.
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows you to talk about your problems and feelings in a confidential environment. Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, by exploring feelings and thoughts with a counsellor, you can discover solutions to problems, feel more confident making choices and create positive change in your life.
A humanistic person centred approach to counselling allows you to go at your own pace and choose your own topics. I will help you to explore anything in the past that is holding you back, recognise your own potential and further your personal growth.
I also have a:
- Enhanced DBS check certificate
- Professional liability insurance
I operate an equal opportunities policy and do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, marital status, physical disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, social origins, political or religious beliefs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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There are some small steps leading to my counselling room.
Day time and evening times available.
Types of client