Alison Abbiss MA, MBACP (Accredited Member)
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. My name's Alison and I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I appreciate finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. I hope I can provide you with enough information here and on my website to help you decide if I am the therapist for you, but please feel free to call or email me if you want to ask me anything further.
My private practice is in Guiseley, conveniently situated 1 minute walk from the railway station so accessible in 15 minutes from Leeds, Ilkley and Bradford.
My aim is to provide a safe, understanding environment where you can begin to talk through your issues without feeling judged. Together we can look at what is causing you difficulty in your life, and explore new ways of being which will hopefully allow you to experience a more fulfilled and meaningful life. I work integratively which means I am trained in a range of theories and approaches which I can draw on to provide support which is meaningful and helpful to you as an individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the University of Leeds where I gained an MA with distinction in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
In recent years I have worked for the charitable organization, Leeds Counselling and also within an NHS setting in Bradford. As such I have experience of a wide range of client issues, and have worked with clients long-term for up to two years, as well as over brief periods of just six weeks.
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and have full professional indemnity insurance. I receive regular supervision and ensure I undertake regular additional training to maintain the ethical standard of my work.
Having undertaken a course at the British Mindfulness Institute, I am also qualified to offer Mindfulness therapy, which has been shown to be highly effective in addressing a number of issues including depression and anxiety.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I offer an initial introductory session for £25 where we can get to know each other to see if working together will be helpful for you. If you decide to continue, each weekly session will be £50 and last 50 minutes. Please visit my website www.alisonabbisscounselling.co.uk for further details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|