Alison Lim

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Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist (psychodynamic, person centred, CBT, creative) and registered member with the BACP.  I offer both short solution-based therapy and longer term in-depth relational work.

Coming to therapy can be daunting.  Asking for help when you are struggling is the first step towards coping and working through difficulties with someone trained to help you reflect, who you trust, is the foundation to finding your way. I offer a safe space to think together about whatever you face and help you find ways to cope with anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, anger and feeling sad.

My approach is Integrative which means I find the approach most suited to you  drawing on a variety of models from my in-depth training. The first session is about finding out what you hope for out of counselling, understanding how I work and if I am the right counsellor for you. If we decide we can work together we will set up a second session and arrange to see each other weekly or fortnightly.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, trauma, relationship issues, addiction, loss and bereavement, suicidal thoughts and early psychosis.

In addition to my private practice I have experience providing counselling in the charity sector and the NHS and am currently working for a COVID-19 bereavement service. My expertise is working with bereavement and attachment. I am also a trained teacher.

MAIAP, Dip Therapeutic Arts, Cert Couple Counselling, BSc Psych, PGCE

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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.

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


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£60 per 50 min session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me to discuss availability.

Further information

I am currently providing online therapy sessions only due to the COVID-19 crisis on a variety of platforms and the telephone.

Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)