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Reg. MBACP & MBABCP Accredited

About me

In a perfect world, life should be straight forward, enjoyable, creative and stress-free. As we all know, this isn't always the case and sometimes life throws up issues that can become a real challenge to live with and, at times, overwhelming. The good news is that there are a number of ways to move forward and address these problems.

My name is Alison and as a qualified therapist, experienced working with young people and adults, I would welcome the opportunity to see how we might be able to work together to potentially reduce or resolve some of these problems.

I am both an experienced integrative counsellor and an accredited CBT psychotherapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). This means I draw on a range of psychological & therapeutic techniques & approaches to deliver an appropriate and tailor made treatment plan for my clients.  I work with a wide range of presenting problems including: anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, anger management, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, PTSD as well as bereavement and loss & low self esteem related problems.

Please use the red email button above to contact me with any questions you might have about my work, or use the mobile number above to speak to me to book an appointment. If I'm not able to answer your call, leave a message & I'll try to get back to you on the same day.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Alison

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology

Advanced Clinical Skills - Compassion Focused Therapy

BA Hons English & Drama - London University (Goldsmiths College)

9 years experience of delivering psychological interventions within local primary care mental health services, police and fire services as well as offering a small private therapy clinic. I also was course lead on the Pg Dip CBT professional training course at Staffordshire University 2017-2019.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Fees £60

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weds 9am - 8pm & Fridays 9am - 5pm

'The Space', 59 Falmouth Avenue, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 0JG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
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