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About me

I am a Humanistic Integrative Therapist and offer counselling to adults primarily in a face-to-face setting, or by telephone or video call if preferred. 

I provide a warm, safe and confidential space and work in a person-centred way, with the client always leading the way on what is most important to talk about or explore. I will then tailor my approach with you to be compatible with what your needs and aims are in therapy - in a way that makes you comfortable - and where you feel confident to share whatever you are going through.

I place great importance on our relationship and will work in a non-judgemental way to help you reveal more about yourself and to assist in unblocking difficult feelings and personal realisations which can become very freeing and improve life on the outside.

I understand how starting therapy can naturally feel daunting, which is why I will follow your lead and take care to work at a pace that suits you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully trained to Advanced Diploma level in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, and trained for over 6 years. All courses I participated in were accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have almost three years of experience in clinical practice, and have worked in both a face to face setting and remotely (by video or telephone) with clients.

All my work and experience has been one-to-one with adults, to date. I have marked experience in working with depression, anger, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self esteem, narcissistic relationships and parental difficulties .

I continue to develop myself by attending other training, in order to stay current and to always be strengthening the tools and skills I can offer.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Additional information

I offer an initial no charge 15 minutes phone call for us to introduce ourselves to each other, and talk a bit about what brings you to counselling and what your needs are.

I then charge £50.00 per 50 minute session and offer concessions as appropriate - which can be discussed according to your situation.

Further information

My work premises are currently operating within a Covid-safe policy, which I can provide more details on before we meet.

Bishop's Stortford
CM23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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Alison Hedger Adv.Dip (Couns) MBACP

Alison Hedger Adv.Dip (Couns) MBACP