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About me

When life becomes difficult, it can sometimes be easier to talk to someone who is not personally involved. It can help to have someone to talk to who isn’t a friend or relative. I provide a welcoming, supportive, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore and work through issues that are affecting you.

My formal training is in integrative counselling, which means that I work from a base of different theoretical approaches. This allows me to practice in a flexible and open way that is unique for every client. You may wish to look at feelings around a specific or repeated problem (e.g. relationship issues, bereavement, abuse, anxiety, depression, stress or family issues) or you may have a general feeling that you could be getting more out of life and feel more fulfilled. We can work together to help you achieve this. At the heart of my work is the relationship that develops between my clients and I

I passionately believe that people can grow and change, no matter how difficult their situation may seem. Counselling can offer you a chance to change how you feel, begin to live differently and help you to make positive choices about your future.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc. (Hons) Psychology
Foundation Degree (FD) Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
PG Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Anger Management
Certificate in Facilitating Group Therapy
Certificate in Bereavement Support

In addition to my private practice I work with a major charity offering group support.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£50 per 50 minute session.
£80 Couples Counselling per 50 minute session

Further information

Deciding to start counselling can feel like a big step. If you would like to have an initial informal chat about what to expect and how counselling might help, please feel free to give me a call. If I am with a client you may hear my voicemail. My voicemail is secure so please leave your name and number and times when you might be free to talk and i will call you back.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Two small steps into counselling room


Daytime and evening appointments available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Alison Matheson

Alison Matheson