Alison Hollingshead PgDip. BSc(Hons). Registered MBACP
King Street Chiropractic and Natural Health Centre
66 King Street
Newcastle Under Lyme
01782 612397 / 07801 339989
Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I am passionate about working with people therapeutically 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 can trust in me to share 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 of 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
Post Graduate Diploma (Level 7) Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate 1 & 3 Counselling
BSc (Hons) Psychology
- 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
- 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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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.
If after the initial session we decided to work together we would then contract for an agreed number of sessions (for example 6 sessions). We would review the process at the end of this block of sessions and if necessary contract again for another amount of sessions. This process would continue until we both agreed that therapy can come to an end.
Individuals - £35 per 50 minute session.
Couples - £55 per 70 minute session
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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays 1-8pm. Please phone to arrange as I can be in training or in an appointment with someone.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|