Alison Jennings

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Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Therapy Starr offers professional psychotherapy and counselling sessions both online and in-person. Dedicated to providing a safe, supportive and confidential space for you to explore thoughts, emotions and experiences. Conveniently located in Cardiff City Centre and the Vale of Glamorgan.

I am an integrative pyschotherapist and counsellor with a specialism in trauma related work. I am dedicated to helping individuals overcome their challenges and lead fulfilling lives. Compassion Focused Therapy, (CFT) devised by Paul Gilbert, forms the foundations for my practice. I believe that psychotherapy has a profound and positive impact on the psyche of any individual. 

I place emphasis on awareness, growth and self-discovery, meaning that I prefer to take the role of a facilitator or a mentor, rather than being the one with all the answers. My compassionate and empathetic approach creates a safe and supportive environment for clients to express their thoughts and feelings openly.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Training

  • Postgraduate Diploma In Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
    University of South Wales
  • Postgraduate Certificate In Counselling Skills
    University of South Wales
  • Diploma in Trauma Sensitive Yoga Practice
    Center for Trauma & Embodiment


Alongside running my private practice I also work as a sessional counsellor in the third sector at New Pathways specialising in supporting survivors of sexual trauma.

Continuous Professional Development

Safeguarding Adults and Children - New Pathways
Working with Sexual Violence Diploma - Agored Cymru
Trauma Informed Practice - New Pathways
Working with Relational Trauma - Carolyn Spring Training
Working with Shame - Carolyn Spring Training
Child Sexual Abuse - Carolyn Spring Training
Trauma and the body - Carolyn Spring Training

Member organisations

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

Areas of counselling I deal with


£45.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

Individual sessions are priced at £60 per hour.
I offer student counsellors at reduced rate of £45 per session (subject to availability).
If you are on a low income or unemployed I offer a limited amount of low cost sessions from £45 per session. Some evidence of eligibility may be required.

*Payment is required upon booking within 24hrs by bank transfer and is non-refundable. A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for cancellation. If less than 24 hours notice is provided the full fee is payable.

When I work

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Further information

As an integrative counsellor I use various therapeutic techniques. I guide clients through an exploration of their inner selves, identifying patterns, and finding new ways of being. I believe in the power of transformation and I am passionate about making a positive difference in people's lives.

So what is Integrative therapy??

A holistic approach that combines different therapeutic techniques to address the unique needs of individuals. It takes into account the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of a person to promote overall well-being. This type of therapy acknowledges that each person is complex and requires personalized treatment. By integrating various modalities such as compassion-focused therapy, trauma-informed therapy, mindefulness and psychodynamic therapy, integrative therapy aims to provide a comprehensive and effective treatment plan. It recognizes the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes the importance of creating a healing environment that supports growth and transformation. With a focus on collaboration and flexibility, integrative therapy seeks to empower individuals to actively participate in their own healing journey.

Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10

Type of session

In person