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Bethel Counselling; BA (Hons) Counselling. Dip Super. MBACP
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 18th July 2022

About me

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 reoccurring 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.

Client feedback:

"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 unhelpful negative thought patterns and processes."

"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
  • Dip. Supervision
  • Basic and Intermediate Group Counselling skills
  • Person Centred Planning and Community Building (Partnership Housing and Scottish 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.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Assessment session: Free of charge.

Counselling sessions: Individuals: £45.00 for 50 minutes. Couples: £55

Supervision: £45

Reduced rates for students.

When I work

Day and evening appointments are available.

Farnham, Surrey, GU9

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

Counselling room is situated on ground floor