Alison Palmer, BSc (Hons), HGDipP, MHGI
I offer help for anyone suffering from: depression, panic attacks, phobias, generalised anxiety and stress, anger problems, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, obsessions, low self esteem, self-harming, poor concentration, relationship problems, poor sleep and more...
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2001 and since this time I have worked in a variety of health fields within the NHS. I have experience within the mental health setting but I have also worked with clients with learning disabilities and physical health issues. I have enhanced CRB disclosure.
I decided to train as a counsellor / psychotherapist as I could see that this type of counselling works!!! It combines the most effective skills and techniques with the most up-to-date psychological and scientifically-based knowledge, to relieve emotional distress. It can help you move on as quickly as possible.
I offer a brief interventions approach, fast, effective and practical help using the Human Givens modality. I believe counselling should be a positive experience and not dwell unduly on the past, label people or use 'psychobabble' language. People are often surprised that long standing issues can be improved relatively quickly with little or no distress. My aim is for you to leave each consultation feeling calmer, more confident and in control, with the tools and skills you need to fulfil your potential.
I look forward to hearing from you.
If you would like more information regarding the Human Givens method of counselling please see www.hgi.org.uk
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Most people can be helped in 4 to 6 sessions although some people need only one or two and others with more complex difficulties may require more. The aim is to help you in as few session as possible.
Therapy sessions last for approx one hour and cost £60.
I have a full enhanced CRB disclosure.
I have full professional indemnity insurance, I am a member of Health and Care Professionals Council (HPCP) and a member of the Human Givens Institute and abide by their code of ethics.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer flexible sessions including after work and I run a Saturday clinic.
Types of client