Alison Howe MBACP Accredited

Alison Howe MBACP Accredited

Gerrards Cross



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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

Registered Sandplay Therapist (Association for Sandplay Therapy)

Certified Clay Therapist

Internal Family Systems Levels 1, 2 and 3 and

I have attended many shorter courses relevant to my work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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

Gerrards Cross, SL9 7AD
Maidenhead, SL6 7YR

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


day and early evening weekdays except Fridays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults