Alison Parsons

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BSc (Hons) MBACP
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Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Talking to someone about things that are making you feel uncomfortable, anxious, or perhaps overwhelmed can help. Sometimes, just saying out loud how you feel can start a process that leads to change and new choices in your life. Thinking, with a counsellor, about the experiences that are making you feel this way can give you the support, the space and insight to find a way through what’s troubling you. I have experience supporting adults who are struggling with aspects of their life such as anxiety, depression, grief, identity, sexuality and self-esteem and I offer a warm and professional place where we can work together.

I like to work collaboratively offering therapy that is tailored to you. It can be short or long term, we can focus on finding possible solutions to recent issues or try to make sense of more deep seated and recurring feelings. After a commercial career I have worked as an outreach counsellor and for a charity supporting adults with learning difficulties.

When you contact me, we can arrange a free initial 30-minute consultation either over the phone or online where I can answer any questions and you can talk to me, as much as you are able to, about what's troubling you. If you feel comfortable, and we agree to work together, we will arrange to meet regularly, usually weekly, either in person or online.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (2017)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency (2016)
  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Training in progress)
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2016)
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (2013)
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2012)

Member organisations

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
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation either over the phone or online. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Dudswell, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4

Type of session

In person
Alison Parsons
Alison Parsons