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Alison Lim - Integrative Therapist

Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25
07396 682193 07396 682193 Registered / Accredited

About me

Coming to therapy can be daunting and working out what approach is best suited can be confusing. My approach is Integrative which means I weave together elements from my psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive training to find the approach that is most suited to you.

Asking for help when you are struggling to cope is the first step to supporting yourself. Working through difficulties with someone trained to help you reflect, who you trust, is the foundation of finding a way through difficult times.

The first session in therapy is about finding out what you want to get out of counselling and understanding what it entails; if you are happy to continue we will set up a second session, and arrange to see each other weekly or fortnightly.

I am registered with the HCPC and a member of UKCP, BAAT and BACP.

Training, qualifications & experience

My expertise is working with bereavement and attachment. In addition I have worked in the both the charity sector at a Recovery College and in the NHS at a Community Outpatient mental health service with individual clients and young adults. I am also a trained teacher.

I am currently working as part of a Horizons Research Team working with participants of a Mentalization Based Art Psychotherapy Programme within NHS services on the personality disorder pathway.

Qualifications:

MA Integrative Art Psychotherapy

Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Arts

Introduction to Couple Counselling - Tavistock Relationships

BSc Psychology

PGCE

Courses:

Online Therapy Training - OLCreate

Level 2 Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care/Equality and Diversity training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£60 per 50 min session

Further information

I am currently providing online therapy sessions only due to the COVID-19 crisis. This is through the Zoom video app. Please email me for further details.

Garston
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD25

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Please contact me to discuss availability.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Alison Lim - Integrative Therapist

Alison Lim - Integrative Therapist