Alison Roper at Bethel Counselling; BA (Hons) Counselling; MBACP
At Bethel Counselling I offer a safe and comfortable space for you to come and explore a whole range of issues which may be challenging you or causing concern and hindering you from moving on in your life.
You may be faced with a reoccuring problem which is preventing you from reaching your potential or that stops you from enjoying life to the full. You may be facing painful situations and are seeking a way through. Counselling may be helpful to you.
Some of the possible benefits of counselling are:
- You learn more about yourself.
- You identify new coping strategies.
- You learn to manage unpleasant facts or feelings.
- The service is confidential.
- You will not be judged.
Counselling can provide you with the opportunity to take a brave step forward to reflect on your past and consider your future.
"I felt comfortable in my counsellor's presence."
"Counselling was a safe haven."
" The environment was comfortable and private."
"It helped me to begin to know myself better and to recognise unhelful negative thought patterns and processess."
"Verbalising ones experiences helped to put things into perspective and allowed you to think about how you could move forward."
"Alison is dedicated to client led sessions."
If you feel that you may benefit from counselling please do contact me to arrange a first meeting which is free of charge and will help you to decided whether you wish to come to counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling
Basic and Intermediate Group Counselling skills
Person Centred Planning and Community Building (Partnership Housing and Scotish Human Services)
CC1 Community Care in Context (University of Dundee 1994 -Distance learning)
CC2 Planning and Managing Community Care (1995)
Preliminary Certificate in Residential Care
14 years working for substance misuse services.
Day Services Coordinator for mental health association in Aberdeenshire developing services in the community for those with enduring mental health conditions.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist in working with people with autism spectrum disorder and those affected by ASD.
Working with parents and siblings of children with special needs.
Counselling those who work in the care sector.
Photos & videos
Assessment session: Free of charge.
Counselling session: £40.00 for 50 minutes.
Reduced rates for students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day and evening appointments are available.
Types of client