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BA, FdSc, MBACP

About me

Hello, I'm Alison and I'm a fully qualified, experienced person-centred counsellor.  Before training as a counsellor, my professional background was as a facilitator working in sensitive areas such as sexual health, menstruation, motherhood, ageing and chronic illness.  My years in the marketing industry gave me first-hand experience of a high pressure, demanding work environment and struggling to manage the work-life balance.  I have a wealth of life experience to draw on which supports my therapeutic training,  this includes loss, bereavement, divorce, parenthood, sexual abuse and depression.

What you can Expect

As a person-centred counsellor and therapist, I believe that no one knows you better than you know yourself,  so my role is not to analyse the things you tell me or make my own assumptions about your experiences.  Instead, I will be right there with you as we explore the reasons you have come to counselling, with gentleness and without judgement.  I'm trained in helping you to talk about and work through your personal problems, supporting you in reaching the root causes and focusing on healing.  I am an expert in guiding people through a variety of situations and will be able to help you to clarify issues, explore options, develop strategies, increase self-awareness and focus on what really matters to you.

I won't give you the answers, but I'll help you to find them.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdSc Person-Centred Counselling (accredited by the BACP), University of Brighton

Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)

Certificate in Counselling Skills (Person-Centred), East Sussex College

BA (Hons) Lib Studies, University of West London

TA101 Transactional Analysis, The Link Centre

Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), NLP World

Counselling for Problem Gambling and Affected Others, Gamcare

Bereavement Counselling, St Wilfrid's Hospice

Independent Visitor for children in care, CGL

Certificate in Menopause Support

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

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Fees

Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free initial 30 minute face to face / phone / online session.

£40 for a 1 hour session.

Further information

I work face to face, by telephone or online, whatever fits in best with your lifestyle.

Seaford, East Sussex, BN25

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom