Alison Smith Dip Couns Reg mBACP
My name is Alison Smith, a qualified counsellor, and a registered member of the BACP. I believe counselling is about providing a safe, confidential place where you can feel free to talk openly and be heard. I aim to provide support, warmth, understanding and compassion within my counselling service to encourage personal growth.
I have worked within an emergency service setting and have experience working with trauma, work related stress, emotional conflict, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, illness and many other concerns. I have also worked for a well know charity for several years, working with a diverse range of age groups.
I believe it is important for clients to work at their own pace so offer long term and short term therapy. Counselling can be difficult and painful but it can also be rewarding and life-enhancing.
If you feel I might be the right counsellor for you then please contact me either by email or telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I work in a Humanistic Way. I initially worked as a volunteer counsellor within the emergency services for 3 years. I am currently working as a contracted counsellor for MIND. I also currently work within an occupational health setting.
I continuously undertake courses to assist me in working in an integrative way so that I can bring different ways of working within counselling sessions. I am currently working towards my accreditation with the BACP.
Most recent courses include:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which involves adaptive thinking. Enabling clients to understand and accept what cannot be changed.
I have also undertaken Counselling for Depression, Emotion Focused Therapy - which focuses on working at a deeper emotional level to combat anxiety and depression through recognising physiological triggers.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety, depression, stress, fear, divorce, abuse, low mood, low confidence, feeling sad, feeling down, low self esteem, sorrow, grief, loneliness, miscarriage, work stress, bullying
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Individual sessions will last for 1 hour for a fee of £30.00
Consessionary rate available
Hours 0900 to 1900
Monday to Friday
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9 am to 8pm Monday to Friday
Types of client