Alison Rowe Dip.Couns - Registered MBACP (Accred)
Hello and welcome.
As a counsellor I offer individuals a confidential opportunity to explore personal and relational issues in a safe and comfortable environment.
Often our behaviours and ways of being, that have been useful in the past, no longer serve us well in our current lives. Counselling can be a space to gain an awareness into what is keeping us stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour, exploration of which can give us a new perspective and understanding. Developing a greater understanding and awareness of ourselves can increase our sense of freedom, with new choices and possibilities arising, and a sense of clarity in how to move forward and live a more fulfilling life.
I provide a space in which you can truly be yourself, without a fear of judgement or expectations and demands being put upon you. I work in a warm, supportive, open and collaborative way that enables you to explore and make sense of your story.
I believe counselling will take as long as it needs and for this reason I offer short and long-term counselling within my practice. My theoretical approach is Humanistic and Integrative, which means I use several distinct models of counselling, all of which are client-centred and non-directive.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a number of years’ experience working with individuals from different age groups, cultures and backgrounds.
I completed an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2008 and a further Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling with the Bath Centre of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) in 2017. I have trained with ‘BRIEF’ – Solution Focused Practice and attended courses in working with building resilience and self-esteem. I have recently completed a Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People. I am also a trained Cruse Bereavement Care volunteer.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and committed to working within their Ethical Framework.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are 50 minutes and cost £45 per session.
Within my practice, I offer individual counselling to young people and adults.
Please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss further and arrange an initial meeting.