Alison Lee BA (hons) MBACP (Accred.)
Talking to a counsellor can really help you to gain a clearer understanding of your situation, make positive changes and face the future with greater confidence.
Working outside enables clients to re-connect with the natural world, experiencing the constant changes in the weather and the seasons. This can help to clarify what is important and reassess how they view the world. The health benefits of fresh air, sunlight and gentle exercise, are well known; and help us all to feel calmer and more relaxed.
The Covid 19 pandemic has put immense pressures on people and left many feeling anxious and distressed. Home and work life have been compromised and our normal frames of reference seem lost. Many have had to face an additional personal crisis like a bereavement, relationship break-down or job loss. When emotional and psychological health is under pressure it can lead to physical illness and affect all our relationships. Counselling can provide much needed support and a way to process our experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), training in Psycho-dynamic counselling with Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) graduating in 2011. My work is validated by my participation in an Independent Practitioners Network (IPN) Group since 2016.
I offer Integrative Supervision to individual therapist and groups, training at Metanoia Institute, London, 2018.
I work in private practice and previously for community counselling organisations and in educational institutions.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am increasingly looking to the growing field of Ecotherapy in my work. It incorporates a wide range of practices but for me an important theme is the way they seek to reconnect us to the natural world, reminding us that we are not separate from it. This can closely parallel a disconnect many feel between their mind and body.
Concessions offered for
My fees are £45.00 for individuals per 50 minute, weekly session.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions it may be necessary for a first session to be on line or on the telephone.
Counselling is not right for everyone and so an alternative referral maybe appropriate.
Outdoor sessions are available on week days during daylight hours. In the event of severe weather, sessions can be cancelled or postponed.