Alison Speakman M.Sc, M.A. MBACP

Alison Speakman M.Sc, M.A. MBACP

About me

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

I work with adults, older adults, organisations and 'Employee Assistance Programmes'. Although my background is working therapeutically with people who may be experiencing a wide range of psychological difficulties and emotional distress, my counselling practice focuses on working with people who:

  • are having work-related difficulties; for example, bullying, with Human Resources processes or work related stress
  • have had contact with mental health services
  • are caring for people with life limiting conditions

What happens next?

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. To help you decide we can arrange to meet for a no obligation discussion of up to 30 minutes, where we can discuss what you would like to gain from counselling and to see if I can offer you the help you need. We can also see if we feel comfortable with each other.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

Prior to becoming a counsellor, I initially trained to be a nurse and I have substantial experience working in NHS mental health services, working in acute mental health Services and crisis intervention, also working with people who are experiencing severe and enduring mental health conditions. Since 2012, I have practiced as a counsellor in the third sector; in  drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation services and a generic third sector  counselling practice.

Qualifications

PG Cert in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy                                            M.Sc Mindfulness  Studies                                                                                              B.Sc (Hons) Psychology                                                                                      Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Interventions for Anxiety and Depression

PG Cert in Clinical Supervision                                                                                      PG Cert in Education (post-compulsory)                                                                        MA in Human Resource Management                                                                  Registered General Nurse; Registered Mental 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, PR1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified