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About me

Are you going through a difficult time in your life? Have you lost someone close and struggling to cope? Have you suffered a relationship breakdown, lost your job and feel hopeless about the future?

If so, I am here to support you following a bereavement, redundancy, breakdown of a relationship or any other loss.

For most of us the loss of someone who played an important part in your life or with whom you had a close 'bond 'will be the most distressing experience we will ever face. Death in particular is not something people want to talk about, so it is easy to feel isolated and alone when you are grieving.

It is normal to experience a range of emotions such as shock, anger, fear, guilt, anxiety and confusion which can feel overwhelming at times and have a significant impact on your well-being. Loss affects people in different ways and there is no right or wrong way to feel.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a lot of experience of working with bereavement and loss. I can offer you a supportive, non-judgemental and safe environment that will enable you to explore and understand your feelings.

Counselling is a unique experience and one size doesn’t fit all. I will often combine different models of counselling (CBT, psychodynamic) to suit your individual needs. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within their Ethical Framework.

There can be many challenges and changes following a loss and people often worry about how they are going to cope and what the future may hold. I can help you think creatively about the challenges that follow and work with you to develop strategies that will help you cope. I can help you resolve any lingering emotional problems and help you regain control of your life.

I am passionate about my work and am interested in exploring any issue you bring,

I currently work as a volunteer in a dedicated counselling service in Liverpool city centre and provide a flexible and affordable private counselling service in Huyton. I offer weekend and evening appointments to suit your busy schedule.

I offer a free 30 minute no obligation consultation for new clients. This enables us to discuss your issues and enable you to decide whether I am someone you would feel comfortable to work with.

Please call or email me to arrange your free 30 minute session.


  • Diploma in Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in counselling skills

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
  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic


£40.00 per session, concessions available.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed


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

Premises not accessible by wheelchair at the moment, however can offer other accessible services, such as Zoom/Skype or telephone counselling.


I provide a flexible and affordable private counselling service in Huyton. I offer weekend and evening appointments to suit your busy schedule.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Alison Richards MBACP, dip. counselling&CBT

Alison Richards MBACP, dip. counselling&CBT