Alison Howe MBACP Accredited
I am a qualified BACP Accredited Person-Centred Counsellor. I am also Registered Sandplay Therapist and Certified Clay Therapist. I offer a talking therapy and/or creative therapy to children, adults, and young people.
My approach to counselling is Person Centred, establishing a relationship of trust, safety and non-judgemental support for my client to freely reflect, explore, understand and clarify on matters of difficulty. I offer a therapeutic experience characterised by acceptance, warmth and understanding.
I can provide a talking therapy with the option of creative expression using Sandplay, clay, and creative art materials.
Sandplay is a powerful non-verbal therapeutic method for all ages. Sandplay is especially well suited for working with children and young people who are naturally drawn to communicate visually and through metaphor. The theoretical foundation of Sandplay and Clay therapy is Jungian. I am a fully qualified Registered Sandplay Therapist (STR) and member of the Association for Sandplay Therapy.
I have completed training to Level 3 in Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Training, qualifications & experience
I started counselling at a local Hospice working with adults. I have been working with young people and children as a school counsellor since 2013 in a Secondary School, a Middle School and 3 Primary Schools.
Currently I work in a Primary School (I have a current DBS and indemnity insurance) and am in private practice. I am a volunteer counsellor at No 22, Maidenhead and Windsor Youth Counselling Service (joined 2013). I also work as an independent Child Advocate in Child Protection.
Training & Qualifications
ABC Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centred) 2011
LLB University of Cardiff
Accredited Member of BACP http://www.bacp.co.uk/
Registered Sandplay Therapist (Association for Sandplay Therapy) http://sandplayassociation.com/
Certified Clay Therapist https://sites.google.com/site/claytherapy01/about-us
Internal Family Systems Levels 1, 2 and 3 http://www.internalfamilysystemstraining.co.uk/ and https://www.selfleadership.org/
I have attended many shorter courses relevant to my work.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Jungian Sandplay Therapy, Clay Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Creative therapy
Creative session £55
Talking counselling session £50
Enquiries are welcomed, please get in touch by phone or e mail.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
day and early evening weekdays except Fridays
Types of client