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Alison Howe MBACP Accredited

Gerrards Cross SL9 & Maidenhead SL6
07507188887 07507188887 Registered / Accredited

About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

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.

Gerrards Cross


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 Unspecified


day and early evening weekdays except Fridays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Alison Howe MBACP Accredited

Alison Howe MBACP Accredited