Alison Simone Dip, Counselling. FdSc, Counselling. BSc (Hons) Counselling. MBACP
24 Carlton Street
"People don't need to be saved or rescued.
People need knowledge of their own power
And how to access it". Anonymous.
“When a person realises he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, "Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it's like to be me”
Carl Rogers. A Way of Being (1995)
I am qualified as an Integrative Counsellor, using various theories to address a variety of concerns, these include:
Person Centred (Client Talking Therapy)
Psychodynamic (Exploring childhood and deep rooted issues)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Working together to resolve present day concerns)
Solution Focused (A goal directed collaborative approach)
With these qualifications I am able to treat conditions such as anxiety, depression and PTSD to name a few.
Client well-being and safety is paramount. The Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions states that we ‘put clients first’ and that the practitioner must be trustworthy, have respect for the client’s right to be self-governing, be committed to promoting client well-being, to avoiding harm, and be fair and impartial to all clients (BACP, 2016).
I adhere to promote these attributes, enabling client's to reach their full potential.
I offer long and short term counselling, also I am available for home visits.
Reduced fees available, please enquire.
Reduction in session fees for recommendations, on new client signing contract
Training, qualifications & experience
Riverside College Halton:
Level Two Counselling Skills
Counselling Skills Diploma
Foundation Degree Science (FdSc)
Bachelors Degree Science with Honours (BSc Hons)
I am a member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), adhering to the BACP Ethical Framework.
I am also a member of The International Alliance of Holistic Therapists.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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I offer a free half hour consultation, for you to decide if I am the right Counsellor for you, and to address your concerns. After which the fee will be £40 per hour for home visits. payable by cash or card at apt.
I offer mobile appointments in Warrington, Widnes, Runcorn, and surrounding areas.
I also offer Walk & Talk Therapy.
- Walk & Talk Therapy is conducted outdoors; being surrounded by nature can be meditative and grounding.
- Walking releases endorphin's through physical activity which can elevate your mood and spur more creative, deeper ways of thinking. Physical activity has also been shown to reduce levels of depression and anxiety and can help to prevent depressive symptoms.
- You may find yourself anxious when confronting and talking about difficult issues in the traditional seated, face-to-face interaction. Walking in parallel with visual distractions may allow for easier engagement and help you get “unstuck”.
What to expect in your first session.
Finding a counsellor you feel comfortable with is so important, and so to give new clients peace of mind, I always use the first meeting as a chance for us to both find out whether we’ll work well together. Therefore our initial session of 30 minutes is completely free.
In this first session we will discuss your expectations from counselling and what, as a trained counsellor, I can help you with.
I will explain ethical issues with you such as contracting and ethical boundaries. We will also discuss practical issues such as times for and frequency of the sessions.
From there, you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Many people ask how long counselling lasts, although it varies for every person. We can work on the challenges and difficulties for a ten week period initially, then the decision is yours whether to continue with more sessions.
What to expect from counselling.
People turn to counselling because they are feeling pain, this can include grieving (loss of person close to them, or loss of a way of life), trauma (which happened as an adult, or as a child) also debility, due to loss of control over their lives.
Together, we can identify the root cause of this situation, and agree on ways to resolve the current dilemma, allowing you to feel better about yourself and the world around you.
This can be achieved by viewing the various angles i.e. physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Physically, we can explore the changes that take place in the brain, (through neuroplasticity) when breaking old destructive thought habits and introducing new positive thought patterns. This results in creating new neural pathways, which allows the old to then disconnect, through no longer being in use. (If you don’t use it – you lose it!).
Mentally, we can introduce mantras to initiate the growth of these new neural pathways, allowing us to break the habit of returning to the previous way of thinking. (Repetition is the mother of all learning!).
Emotionally, we can connect to our feelings, paying attention to our instincts (gut feelings) and doing what ‘feels’ right, rather than what we ‘think’ is right, for ourselves. All to often people do what they think is best for other people, instead of ‘feeling’ what is best for themselves. This then results is a feeling of neglect of oneself.
Spiritually, we become aware of our inner strength, which we can learn to rely on to promote ‘self-care’, putting our needs first and foremost. This can be achieved either by meditating, or simply connecting to the space in between stimulus and our response (Mindfulness). We then use this space to decide on an outcome this in our best interest, and then act upon this decision made.
To promote self-care is not selfish, it is a necessity. We must look after ourselves in the same way we look after others, although we must make this our priority to ensure our own wellbeing.
Above all there is hope and trust, in a brighter future, and in yourself, to do what is right for you, and achieve positive changes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mobile Facility Mon-Fri 9am-8pm
Types of client