Alison Speakman M.Sc, MBACP

Alison Speakman M.Sc, MBACP

Preston
Lancashire
PR2

Preston
Lancashire
PR1

07734 581560

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About me

Hello and welcome to my profile. I am an experienced counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I am friendly and relaxed in my approach and offer a comfortable, confidential space for you to share your experiences.

I work with adults (16 +).  I have over 25 years experience of working in NHS mental health services (as a mental health nurse) and 4 years working as a counsellor. My experience has been working with people who are having a wide range of life difficulties and mental health issues which significantly impact on their enjoyment and quality of life.

if you are having difficulties in your life and feel you would like some support to move forward or if you are unsure if counselling may help, please contact me. I offer a free 30 minutes consultation as it is important to see if we can get on together and to see if I can offer the help you need.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I have a varied clinical experience working in NHS and Charity sectors. I have worked therapeutically with people who are experiencing; stress related conditions, anxiety and depression. alcohol and substance misuse and also people who may have had contact with mental health services and have a formal diagnosis (for example, Bipolar, Schizophrenia and Borderline Personality Disorder).

I am a Clinical Supervisor of trainee and qualified counsellor and have previously lectured and mentored students in Higher Education.

Qualifications

I have a degree in Psychology (BSc (Hons)) Postgraduate qualifications in Counselling and Psychotherapy (PG Dip) and Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Anxiety and Depression (Advanced Certificate). I hold a Masters degree in Mindfulness Studies (M.Sc).

Registered Mental Nurse and Registered Nurse

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Human Resource and work related issues
  • Infant loss

Fees

I offer a free 30 minute assessment appointment.

Individual Sessions are £40 per session.

Concessions are available for those on a reduced income and counselling students, please ask for details.

Further information

  • I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by the BACP ethical framework
  • I hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS formerly CRB) certificate
  • I hold professional insurance
  • I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office for purposes of General Data Protection Regulations.
  • My work is fully supervised as required by the insurance body and the BACP
  • Please note, my office is on the first floor and unfortunately there is no lift. If this is a problem I can offer an alternative location, please ask for further details.

Maps & Directions

Preston, PR2
Preston, PR1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

My office is on the first floor unfortunately there is no lift. If this is an issue I can offer an alternative venue.

Availability

Monday to Friday 1 p.m to 8 p.m Saturday 1 p.m to 6 p.m Sunday 1 p.m to 6 p.m Outside of these times please contact me for availability

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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