Alison Gilbert Counselling MBACP- Young People and Adults
It is at times like this when we feel scared, anxious and hurt. It is at times like this that we do not reach out to others due to feeling like a burden.
Are you, a loved one or your child experiencing low mood, anxiety and feeling overwhelmed?
Do you struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and low mood?
Are you experiencing feelings of loss and bereavement, or having issues within your relationships? I may be able to help you.
Hello, is name is Ali, I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor with BSc hons from Derby University. I have also completed Applied Suicide Intervention Training. I am based in Prenton, Wirral. I am an member of MBACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
I am a passionate, empathic and honest humanistic counsellor. I provide 1-1 therapeutic creative and talking therapy within a safe confidential space. I offer a therapeutic relationship where you can feel listened to, accepted and valued. Together we can explore your hidden thoughts and deep feelings. I aim to walk alongside you on this journey of discovery. By gaining understanding of our experiences we can begin to understand our thoughts and feelings. Together, we can help you find your voice, improve your self confidence and unlock your true potential. I love what I do and I feel passionate about improving your emotional health and overall mental wellbeing.
I have gained experience working with young people aged 11-16 years of age in numerous Education settings and at Next Chapter. I have gained awareness and understanding of some of the current challenges they face such as exam pressures, social media, changes to family dynamics, issues around food, identity etc.
I have also gained experience of counselling both male and female carers at Wired. Together we explored the impact of caring for a love done 24/4. We explored anticipated loss and bereavement."
How counselling can help:
Being given the time and space to explore our emotions can allow improving communication and interpersonal skills which can lead to greater self-acceptance and self-esteem; which in turn can lead to increased confidence and decision-making skills.
Counselling can also lead to the ability to change self-defeating behaviour and habits, as well as gaining the ability to manage stress effectively and improve problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities.
Counselling can help expression and management of emotions which include anger, relief from depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions.
In light of recent national events I have decided to offer online and telephone counselling.
What to expect in your first session
After our telephone consultation, I will explain our confidentiality agreement. We will spend time building our therapeutic relationship, as I listen to your experiences and validate your emotions.
I adhere and work within their ethical guidelines and framework, to ensure best practice and standards. I am fully insured for public and personal liability.
Please call for an informal chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Hons Person Centred Counselling
- Safe guarding within Further Education
- Prevent Training
- Using Creative Arts as a Therapeutic and Healing Process with Children and Young people
- Beat: Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders
- ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Safe Guarding children and young people
- Level 3 in Counselling skills
- Level 2 in Counselling skills
- High Level Teaching Assistant
- Nursey Nurse Education Board (N.N.E.B)
Prior to retraining to become a counsellor I have over 20 years of working child children and young people within education settings. The children I supported had Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy amongst others. I ensured they were able to continue to access the school curriculum whilst also being aware of their emotional and social needs within a school setting.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£35 per counselling session
To be paid via bank transfer up front