Alison De Ledesma Registered MBACP (accred)

Alison De Ledesma Registered MBACP (accred)

Upper Farringdon

0142 0587 417 / 07759 278 220

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About me

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.

Celebrating difference
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
2011BACP Accreditation
2011UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor
Further training
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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


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.

Further information

What Next?
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

Alton, GU34

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


Weekdays 8.30 am until 8.30 pm Weekends by arrangement.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme