About me

I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Ulverston. During Social Distancing measures I am able to offer face to face and online support.

Counselling is for anyone who is experiencing difficulties in their life. The difficulties you are facing may have been around for a long time or they may be related to what is happening now and you may be suffering with depression, anxiety or experiencing relationship difficulties. Your sessions will help and support you to find the confidence to move forward.

The feedback that I have received from people I have worked with is that counselling has given them a new perspective, awareness, hope, energy and courage.

I will engage with you and support you in exploring and understanding the issues you bring. My therapy room is comfortable, secure and safe and my work with you will kept in confidence.

Your 1st appointment is for 1 hour. I would want to know about you and what brought you to counselling. It also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions about me and my work, and for us to agree if we would like to work together.

I am a Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Register of Professionals, which is Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

I am happy to respond to any queries you have via e-mail or phone, (details at the top of this page).

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist with much experience of working with adults, adolescents and children.
(I am not presently taking clients under 18years of age.)

I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis, which is a unique in-depth theory of personality, development and communication.

I have an Accredited Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People which is a qualification shared with 1% of Counsellors across the UK.

People of all ages find benefit in working creatively to understand and resolve difficult issues or manage the challenges of life. Creative approaches can be a helpful tool, helping you to understand and resolve difficulties you may be experiencing. I have much experience of working this way as well as using the traditional counselling approach of 'Talking Therapy'.

I have worked in Private Practice since 2010 and have my own therapy room in Ulverston, Cumbria.

Diploma Transactional Analysis                                                                                        Accredited Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.                                            Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis.                                                                                            Certificate Counselling and Psychotherapy                                                                          BACP Certificate of Proficiency                                                                                          Enhanced CRB Disclosure                                                                                                Level 2 Safeguarding Certificate                                                                                        Mindfulness Techniques                                                                                                    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Children, teenager, and adolescent Counselling. I am not presently taking new clients under 18 years.


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 per session for individuals (1 hour)

£70 per session for couples (1hour)

Concessions available (please enquire)


Tuesday to Friday 9am-5pm

Further information

I adhere to the BACP code of Ethics.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I can offer online counselling to wheelchair users.

Alison Cocksey

Alison Cocksey