Alison Fitzsimmons BSc (Hons) MBACP
We all have times in our lives when things can seem unclear and overwhelming and sometimes we need help to make sense of what is happening. My belief is that we grow in relationship and it takes strength to reach out and to connect with other but, in doing this we are better able to make contact with ourselves.
I offer a safe, non-judgemental environment in which clients can talk through their thoughts and feelings. I work holistically and relationally in line with my Humanistic philosophy and I am passionate about helping others to gain insight into their unconscious processes in order to help them to grow as an individual and to feel acceptance of self.
I have experience of working one to one with clients of different cultures, ages and backgrounds. As a full member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I work in accordance with their code of ethics to provide a safe and confidential service for my clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited)- SPTI and the University of Stafford
- RNDipHE (Adult)- University of Wolverhampton
- Training in supporting victims of Sexual abuse and Rape- (SARAC)
- Training in supporting people who self-harm
- Training in dementia awareness- Mind
- Safeguarding and child protection training
- Experience working with clients at the Sexual Abuse Rape Advice Centre (SARAC) and at Burton and District Mind.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Each counselling session is £50 per hour.
You have already made the first step by looking for a therapist. If you like what you have read here then give me a call or send me an email and I will be happy to have a chat with you about how you would like to proceed forward.
I am happy to work with clients on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.
I am unable to answer my phone when working so please leave your name and telephone number on my confidential answering machine and I will get back to you as soon as I am able to.