Alison Faraday

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PGCE BSc (Hons) Adv. Dip MBACP
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Blaydon-on-Tyne, NE21
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

If you are struggling with a relationship, then you are in the right place. I help people with all types of relationships whether that’s with a romantic partner, your parents, siblings, children, friends, colleagues or yourself.

I have experience working with people just like you, helping you to understand your situation and what you can do to make things feel better.

Perhaps you have a difficult relationship with your parent(s), or are you always in the 'wrong' in the eyes of your partner, do you find saying ‘no’ to someone almost impossible to do or just feel a niggle that something isn’t right? 

It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Check out my video for more information.

About Counselling

I am a warm, caring and deeply empathetic person. I work in a pluralistic style, which means that we talk about your desired outcomes for therapy and I tailor the methods I use from different counselling schools, to help you to achieve this.

I specialise in -

+ Relationships

+ Recovering from Narcissistic Parents and Relationships

+ People Pleasing

+ Childhood Emotional Neglect 

+ Anxiety Around Social Occasions

+ Neurodiversity (Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia etc,) and

+ Relationship Mediation for Couples.

This is not a definitive list so please do contact me to see how I might be able to help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma (L5) in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling 

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

Certificate in Relationship Mediation

Certificate in Counselling those Bereaved by Suicide

Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People

IFS (Internal Family Systems) Informed

4 Years of Experience Counselling Both Adults and Children 

Post Graduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training

Individual Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Fully insured both in the UK and abroad.

Ongoing CPD in Attachment Styles, Safeguarding, Suicide Awareness, Child and Adolescent Brain Development, Narcissism, Polyvagal Theory, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD in Adults and Children, Supporting Parents of Neurodiverse Children, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and many more topics.

BSc (Hons) Historical Garden Design, Restoration and Management

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

I specialise in: 

​+ Difficult, Challenging and/or Confusing Relationships
+ Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN), 
+ Recovering from Narcissistic Parents and Relationships, 
+ People Pleasing, 
+ Social Anxiety and Difficulties,
+ Neurodiversity and
+ Relationship Mediation for Couples.

However, this is by no means all I work with. Please feel free to message me to see how I might help you.

Photos & videos


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Session Fee: £45per 50 minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently work Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9.30 to 2.30.

Further information

Where does Counselling Take Place?

I work purely online so our sessions can take place from the comfort of your own surroundings with no travelling time. I offer a free 15-minute introductory video call so you can see if you would like to work with me and whether our diaries match. I can be contacted by email.

What Happens in a Counselling Session?

The way I work is that I see people on a weekly basis. I listen and help you to become more aware of yourself, the positives and the more challenging areas and the reasons why people do the things they do.

Through the relationship that we build, I hope that therapy can support you in making changes that you would like for yourself. 

Blaydon-on-Tyne, NE21

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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