Alison Lee BA (hons) MBACP (Accred.)
When we are facing difficult or emotional challenges, talking to an experienced, professional counsellor can really help. Finding the right counsellor for you is important so to help I offer an extended first session of an hour and a half. This gives plenty of time to discuss what you are looking for in a counsellor.
I see clients, both individuals and couples who bring a wide variety of concerns. These include depression, anxiety and relationship issues.
I offer open ended counselling because I believe it takes time for each individual or couple, to be able to express their concerns. Counselling can enable people to explore their relationships, see repeating patterns and understand their feelings better; helping them to face the future with more confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), trained in Psycho-dynamic Counselling with Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) and the BACP.
I work in private practice offering counselling to individuals and couples, covering a wide variety of issues. I also work for Dorchester Trust for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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
My fees are £50.00 for individuals and £65.00 for couples, per 50 minute, weekly session.
I offer a first session which lasts for approximately 90 minutes. This session costs £60.00( £75.00 for couples)and provides an opportunity for me to assess whether my way of working would be appropriate for each individual. It also gives you plenty of time to ask questions and to consider if you would like to work with me.
Counselling is not right for everyone and so an alternative referral maybe appropriate.