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Alison Glaister

London, N1
020 7609 1401 020 7609 1401 07800 881423 07800 881423

About me

I have been a practising counselor in North London for the past thirteen years and I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space in which to explore your thoughts, worries, feelings, memories and anxieties. Talking with a person not part of your daily life can help you gain insight and understanding of yourself and relieve suffering.  I am experienced in helping clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, abuse, loss and transition and problems in later life after attending boarding school. I specialise in bereavement, loss and people who feel stuck in their lives and want to move on.  Change can be frightening and difficult.  The aim of talking through problems together is not only to relieve suffering but to enable you to enhance your life and live it more creatively.

I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed number of sessions.  We meet once a week on a regular day and time and therapy sessions last for 50 minutes.  I have a private practice on Monday, Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon.  On Wednesday mornings I am a Bereavement Counselor for Camden, City, Islington and Westminster Bereavement Service.  I do not work at weekends.

My counselling practice is just off the Caledonian Road.  The nearest tube stations are Kings Cross and Caledonian Road.  I am close to the Overground station so I am easily reached by those travelling from Stratford, the City and the West End.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied integrative counselling at the Mary Ward Centre and received a Diploma in Counselling in 2004.  I have thirteen years experience as a therapist in North London and have worked for CCIWBS from 2004 - 2017 and Marie Curie for one year..

I also trained to be a bereavement counsellor with the Camden, City, Islington and Westminster Bereavement Service in 2004 and completed Bereavement Counselling Training with the Marie Curie Hospice in 2010.

I have attended courses with Nick Duffell on the difficulties encountered in later life after being sent to boarding school at an early age and how it impacts in a negative way on behaviour and relationships.

I am especially interested in bereavement counselling and helping people who find it hard to get over their grief and move on in their lives.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

There is a fee of £30 for the first consultation payable at the first meeting,  I work on a sliding scale and if you wish to have therapy with me we will agree a fair fee of around £30 per session (including missed sessions).  In special circumstances I can offer concessions.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I am available on Mondays 9-5, Tuesday 9 - 1 and Wednesdays 1 - 5. I do not work at weekends.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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020 7609 1401 020 7609 1401

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