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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.