Alison Louis - Registered Member MBACP
20 Windsor Court
Deciding to begin counselling can be a difficult, scary choice and it takes courage to make the first step, getting in touch.
Getting in touch is often the hardest part....
I offer a counselling that is based on the belief that a client is the expert on themselves, most of the time.
But there are times when life can present some overwhelming issues and problems and no matter how hard you try, how much effort you put into fixing them, you feel stuck and the problem remains.
At these times it can be beneficial to talk to a counsellor, talk to me.
About me and my therapy
After having my children I decided to retrain as a lecturer in Further and Higher Education. I taught in Merseyside and Manchester for over 15 years. My counselling experience began in my teaching career as one of my duties was to counsel students in my role as personal tutor. I went on to qualify with a MA in Clinical Counselling in 2011. Having worked in a charity organisation in Accrington, Lancashire for 4 years I decided to open my own private practice in Southport.
I am especially interested in anxiety and how it can create all sorts of problems often stemming from past experiences and leading to struggling to cope in everyday life from addiction to substances as well as compulsive thinking or behaving. Having researched these areas as part of my Masters qualification I am experienced in anxiety, addictions, OCD, eating disorders and depression.
As well as being trained in the person-centred approach I have other therapeutic training and skills, as described below, that enable me to adapt to each client and offer what will be most helpful to them.
I offer a face to face initial consult for £20.
I offer reduced fees for people who work part-time, who are not working or are students.
I offer daytime sessions Monday to Saturday as well as early evening.
I do not work Sunday.
I also offer online sessions, eg using Skype, and email communication for clients who are located further away or are abroad, or who are unable to travel.
I offer an initial free consultation on the phone and then an initial face to face session at reduced rate so that you have an opportunity to see if you feel happy to work with me, and ask me any questions.
What I can help with:
- anger management
- eating disorders
- obsessional thinking
- self harm
- relationship problems
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling qualifications and skills include:-
*MA in Clinical Counselling
*Certificate in Counselling Skills
*Certificates in Transactional Analysis, CBT, OCD, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Shame, Trauma
My experience of counselling began during my teaching career, using counselling skills in my role as personal tutor. I began counselling at Maundy Relief, Accrington in 2009 and my private practice in 2011.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a qualified supervisor and am available for supervision.
If you are interested please give me a call or send me an email.
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My charges are :-
£20 for an initial face to face session
£35 if in full-time employment
£25 if in part-time employment
£20 if not in employment
I work with adults, teenagers and groups.
How I deliver therapy:-
I offer face to face, short or long term, online counselling and support groups.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm Saturday 9am-2pm
Types of client