Alison Preston. P.Dip. MBACP Registered

Alison Preston.  P.Dip. MBACP Registered

Queens Garden Business Centre
31 Ironmarket

0777 397 2250

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About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my page.

I am a qualified therapist/counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), adhering to the BACP's code of conduct and ethics.

I believe in people as individuals; their endeavours, their challenges, their turmoil and their stories. I am passionate about the work I do and will work collaboratively with you to establish your needs, struggles, aims and hopes.
I feel that each person has the potential for positive growth by gaining greater insight and a fresh perspective on their life, allowing recognition of their own personal strengths and possibilities.

What can I offer you?  Whatever issue you bring to the therapy room it can be valuable to work with someone who is totally independent from your life.
I offer a compassionate and relational approach, with a willingness to work at your own pace and to your own agenda, which gives you the opportunity to feel, to think and to fully explore your own feelings within an understanding, non-judgemental and confidential relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Volunteer Counsellor at local Hospice
  • Volunteer Counsellor at local branch of a National Mental Health Charity.
  • I undertake regular ongoing training and workshops for personal and professional development and attend regular supervision.

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I offer you a FREE 30 minute initial consultation.   This will be an opportunity for you to see if I am the right counsellor for you and if we feel we can work together.

Subsequently, my fees are £35 per session (I hour), payable by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Further information

To contact me you can reach me either on email or on 0777 397 2250. If I am unable to answer, there is a voicemail option to leave a message, or if you would prefer to send a text to ask me to contact you, I can contact you at your convenience.  Please do get in touch.

If arriving by car there is access to various car parks nearby: Midway multi-storey, Ryecroft, Merrial Street.

If arriving by bus: Exit from Newcastle Bus Station into Hassell Street, and then continue along Castle Walk. At the end, turn right into Ironmarket, and I am in the next building, on the left hand side, just past the old library.

The therapy room is accessed by stairs.

Maps & Directions

Newcastle, ST5 1RP

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Therapy room is on the top floor of the building, accessed only via stairs.


Mon, Tue, Thurs 9am - 6pm ,  Wed 2pm - 6pm Fri 9am - 12pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme