Ali Shepherd

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Oxford OX33 & Bicester HP18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi I'm Ali .

Sometimes we don't have the opportunity to share what we are feeling and we would like someone to listen to us and truly hear what we are saying . In sessions my aim is to provide the space for you to be heard. I offer true warmth and honesty so that we can work together and build a trusting therapeutic relationship.

I can offer you a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space, my full attention and support to look at any emotional, social or mental health concerns that you wish to bring. 

Working together, at your pace, we can explore what is troubling you, uncover any root causes and patterns that have developed and identify specific ways of thinking. We can then look at identifying what you need, create some strategies to help reconcile your issues and find ways of coping.  

I am an integrative therapist; which means that I draw on different approaches to inform our work together. Therapy can be long or short term, dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, low self esteem, self worth or confidence , shame, blame, guilt, relationships, family issues,  bereavement and loss.

Training, qualifications & experience

My clinical and personal experience has been working with survivors of trauma, abuse and sexual violence, grief and the impact of medical issues. Also I am passionate about offering support to anyone affected by the menopause, the implications of which can be overwhelming. 

Qualifications 

  • CPCAB Level 5 Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling 
  • Introduction to Counselling Young People Stage 1 (BACP) (2023)
  • Counselling Tutor- Certificate in online and telephone counselling 
  • Enhanced DBS check - 2022
  • ICO registered 
  • Registered General Nurse - qualified in 1994

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free introductory session, of 30 minutes, so that I can explain how we will work together and also for you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

  • Sessions are 50 minutes long
  • Sessions are charged at £50.00 
  •  I offer face to face or online counselling 

When I work

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45A High Street, Wheatley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX33 1XX

Bicester, Buckinghamshire, HP18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Ali Shepherd
Ali Shepherd