Alison De Ledesma Registered MBACP (accred)
Tomorrow does not have to be the same as yesterday!
As an experienced counsellor and as an accredited member of BACP I offer you a confidential, safe and supportive space in which you can explore, understand grow and change.
What is counselling?
A process for change! I was trained in the psychodynamic model and I believe that change can occur when we begin to explore and understand the power of our subconscious needs which are perhaps influenced by our earliest experiences. And so, as we can begin to understand ourselves changes occur, which give us the potential to gain control of our lives.
Counselling and Transformation
As a counsellor I find there are a whole range of theories to draw from which give me the ability of offer you, my clients, a way of working that is beneficial to each individual and that means I can offer you an opportunity for real change that can transform your life.
As an experienced counsellor I am aware that we all have different needs so my relationship with each one of you will depend on the relationship we create between us. I believe that this 'therapeutic relationship' between us is a vital component in counselling and although we can never offer guarantees, there is no magic wand, this' therapeutic relationship' is capable of creating a space for change so that tomorrow does not have to be a repetition of yesterday.
And the first step is for us to meet so that we can discuss your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
2003INLPTA Diploma in NLP
2006WPF Certificate in Counselling Skills
2009WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
2011UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor
Short term counselling
Introdution to CBT
2012 Couples Counselling
Since 2006 I have been working at Basingstoke Counselling Service and I continue to do so.
I also spent two years with Petersfield Counselling Service.
2012 Primary Care in the NHS in Hampshire
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
My fees are £40 per session but this can be negotiated for people on lower incomes.
I charge £50 for couples counelling.
I do not charge for the first session.
The first step is for us to meet.
Choosing a counsellor is both important and personal. You would need to tell me what you want and what you are looking for in a counsellor. And I would need to let you know if I think I can be of help to you.
I work with adults over the age of 18 individually on a short term, time limited basis or on an open ended long term basis. I also work with couples.
The counselling sessions are for 50 minutes weekly. For more information please look at my web site or contact me email or phone. Couples counselling sessions are 60 minutes
I work from my home in Farringdon, Alton. There is parking available at both venues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays 8.30 am until 8.30 pm Weekends by arrangement.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|