Alison Caldow, Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. BSc, MSc, PG Dip, MBACP
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I am an experienced and professional counsellor with many years of experience offering safe, non-judgemental and confidential counselling and psychotherapy. I have worked in the charity and private sectors as well as working in addiction rehabilitation services. I have an MSc in Addiction Psychology and understand the issues that can lead to and maintain this behaviour. This is in addition to my training in integrative counselling and in supervision.
It is important to address the issues that contribute to the addictive behaviour. These issues may be depression, anxiety, stress of trauma. By seeking support for and addressing these issues, it offers the opportunity to break the cycle of destructive behaviours and make the changes needed to live a life free from them.
I work collaboratively with clients and offer a flexible approach that respects your circumstances and offers a space free from judgement.
I offer a free, no-obligation telephone consultation to discuss your needs and answer any questions that you have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 14 years of experience working in the charity sector and in private practice. I am trained as an integrative counsellor as well as having studied CBT, mental health and family work. I have a BSc in psychology and an MSC in Addiction Psychology and Counselling.
As an integrative counsellor I use theoretical approaches including psychodynamic, person-centred and CBT based. I have experience with a wide range of issues and have worked with individuals groups and families.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
My fees are £40 per hour for counselling and £50 per hour for supervision. I believe that counselling should be available to all who want it. Therefore I offer lower cost counselling for students and those who are not employed.
I offer a free 30 minute session to discuss your needs and whether I am the right person to support you. We will meet weekly for one hour thereafter.
Concessions offered for
I am available most weekdays in online. I have some weekend and evening availability.
I am currently working only online due to Covid-19.
I am a registered member of BACP and am bound by their code of ethics. I am fully supervised.