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About me

Hello, is name is Ali, I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor with BSc hons from Derby University. I have recently completed an IAPT Post graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Practise. I am waiting to gain my qualification. I have also completed Applied Suicide Intervention Training. I am based in Prenton, Wirral. I am an accredited member of The British Association of Counsellors (BACP).

I am a passionate, empathic and honest humanistic counsellor and systemic practitioner. I provide 1-1 and couples counselling sessions 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 within numerous counselling settings counselling. 

I have also gained experience of counselling both male and female adult carers. 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, understanding and management of emotions which include anger, relief from depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions.

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 the BACP 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
  • Completed IAPT Family Systemic Practise- I am awaiting my results
  • Online counselling via telephone and Zoom
  • 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£45 per counselling session

To be paid via bank transfer prior to our sessions

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am currently available

Wednesday afternoon from 1pm

All day Thursday

All day Friday and Saturday mornings

Prenton, Merseyside, CH42

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme