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About me

Each of us face times in life when we experience difficulties which can lead us to feel anxious, stuck, or depressed. I offer a confidential, safe space where you can share thoughts and emotions which may otherwise be bottled up. I create a warm and collaborative environment in which you can express yourself without fear of judgement.

I have a gentle yet practical approach which has the ultimate aim of unlocking your own resources to help you achieve your potential and lead a more fulfilling, healthy, and satisfying life.

I have a special interest in mid-life transitions faced by women. These include the challenges and opportunities brought about by changes in family responsibilities such as children leaving home, divorce or the loss of a parent. Together, we can consider ways of coping with anxiety and depression and explore questions about identity and purpose in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. My training as an Integrative Counsellor means I can adapt my approach to suit your own particular needs and preferences. I am not limited to one particular model or way of working and together we can find the approach which suits you best.

I am able to offer both short and long term work according to your needs and circumstances.

Member organisations


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.


My fees are £55 per session. I offer a free initial telephone consultation, giving us both the opportunity to assess how we might work together.

Further information

I have a comfortable and welcoming therapy room in my Theydon Mount home, allowing you complete privacy and discretion. Parking is freely available in the driveway.

Theydon Mount
Epping, Essex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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


Flexible hours available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Alison Halls MBACP PG Dip Counselling &Psychotherapy

Alison Halls MBACP PG Dip Counselling &Psychotherapy