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Alison Roper at Bethel Counselling; BA (Hons) Counselling; MBACP

Farnham, Surrey, GU9
07715 929277 07715 929277

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

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.

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Assessment session:

Free of charge.

Counselling sessions:

Individuals: £45.00 for 50 minutes.

Couples: £55

Reduced rates for students.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • 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 Unspecified

Counselling room is situated on ground floor


Day and evening appointments are available.

Types of client

Older adults
Alison Roper at Bethel Counselling; BA (Hons) Counselling; MBACP

Alison Roper at Bethel Counselling; BA (Hons) Counselling; MBACP