Alison Hollingshead PgDip. BSc(Hons). MBACP Psychotherapist and Supervisor

Alison Hollingshead PgDip. BSc(Hons). MBACP Psychotherapist and Supervisor

King Street Chiropractic and Natural Health Centre
66 King Street
Newcastle Under Lyme

07801 339989 / 07801 339989

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About me

Children, young people and adult Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor

I am passionate about working with people therapeutically and creatively to help improve self-awareness and explore emotional and psychological discomfort or distress.

I am warm, accepting and passionate about empowering others.

My promise to you:-

- I will accept you and your experiences unconditionally and without judgement.

- I will be genuine, honest and transparent in the hope that you feel comfortable sharing your experience.

- I will listen deeply to you, so you know that I hear your experience.

Most of us experience psychological distress as some point in our lives. Our experiences impact on us in a variety of ways, and we can often build up difficult feelings such as anger, anxiety or low mood.  As our experiences are so individual, our aims in counselling are also different. I welcome anyone, so please get in touch.

I offer a free, no obligation, 20 minute appointment to give us both the opportunity to see if we are comfortable working together, as it is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist. In this session you have the opportunity to share your reasons for accessing counselling and ask any questions you may have.

With the nurturing and therapeutic space that I provide, we can work together through any issues to reach a more manageable place for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervisor - MIP Certificate in Supervision

Post Graduate Diploma (Level 7) Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate 1 & 3 Counselling
BSc (Hons) Psychology

Other Training:-

  • Anxiety
  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Critical Voice
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Gender, Sex and Sexuality
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Building Resilient Families
  • Working with Suicide and Suicide Awareness
  • Counselling with Children and Young People
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Congruence in Person Centred Counselling
  • Relationships
  • Safeguarding Children and Adults
  • Wellbeing at Work
  • First Aid for babies, children and adults

I have 15 years experience working in the mental health field within a variety of settings including:-

Private Care Sector
Older people’s mental health (Private and NHS)
Physical disability (NHS and Private)
Learning Disability (NHS)
Primary Care Mental Health (NHS)
Secondary Care Mental Health (NHS)
Adult Mental Health Carers (3rd Sector)
Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling (3rd Sector)
Mental Health in the Community (3rd Sector)

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I offer a free, 20 minute, no obligation initial assessment -This gives us both the opportunity to see if we could work together. For me it is important that you get the right therapy for you, and you must also feel comfortable working with me.

Individuals - £40 per 50 minute session.

Student Counsellor Concessions available.

I take payment a week upfront. The cancellation policy will be discussed in the 20 minute initial assessment.

I accept cash, card, paypal or cheque.

Further information

I am a Registered Member of the BACP which means that I agree to adhere to their ethical framework, I attend professional supervision on a monthly basis, hold indemnity insurance, have a clear and enhanced DBS, and regularly attend appropriate professional training.

Maps & Directions

Newcastle Under Lyme, ST5 1JB

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Please inform me upon contact if your require ground floor room.


Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training


Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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