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MBACP. MNCS Accred. BSc. (Hons). Dip Couns.

About me

Hello I'm Alison.  Are you looking for a safe space where you can share your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged?  Do you feel anxious or overwhelmed but not sure where to turn to for support?  Are you feeling depressed and need someone to listen to you who is calm and empathetic?  Are you feeling sad about life at the moment and need to make sense of your goals and where your life is going?  Counselling can help you to focus on what matters to you and help you to understand yourself so that you can work towards having a more fulfilling life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BSc. (Hons) Education
  • CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Certificate 
  • LGBTQ+ allied and I am supportive of friends and family of this community.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Menopause and women’s issues
  • Teachers wellbeing
  • University students 
  • Long Covid
  • Parenting issues


Additional information

Each session is 50 minutes and the cost is £40.00 per session.  

The initial telephone consultation is free of charge.

Further information

I am conveniently located in the town centre in Ashford, Kent, which is easily accessible by public transport.  I am also minutes away from the M20.  I offer counselling 6 days a week including evenings and early mornings.  I want to ensure that we can find a time together that is convenient for you.

Ashford, Kent, TN23

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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