Alison Caldow, BSc, PG Dip, MBACP
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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.
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
Type of session
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I am available most weekdays in Woodford. I have some availability during the week and at weekends in Walthamstow.
Types of client