Alison Caldow, BSc, PG Dip, MBACP

Alison Caldow, BSc, PG Dip, MBACP

About me

I am an integrative counsellor of many years experience in the private and charity sector. I have experience with addiction and obsessive behaviour. I can also support with anxiety, depression, lack of motivation or direction.

My approach is down to earth and friendly. I will do my best to put you at your ease as I am aware of what a big step it is to start counselling. I am optimistic and solution-focussed.

I use my skills and knowledge to help you to explore your values and direction in life and help you if you feel stuck. My work is supportive and collaborative. I help you to use your strengths to move forward.

My fees are £45 per hour. I can offer reduced fees for students or those who are not in employment. If you are uncertain about undertaking counselling, I can offer 30 minutes free to discuss this.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 12 years 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 am studying for 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.

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My fees are £45 per hour. I can provide 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.

Further information

I am a registered member of BACP and am bound by their code of ethics. I am fully supervised. I can offer sessions in Woodford and have a small number of sessions available in Walthamstow, E17.

Maps & Directions

London, IG8

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available most weekdays in Woodford. I have some availability during the week and at weekends in Walthamstow.

Types of client

Older adults