Alison Staff

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MBACP (Accred.) Msc. Counsellor/Psychotherapist
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Tiptree CO5 & Maldon CM9
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About me

I am an accredited psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist and a registered member of the government voluntary register qualified to Masters level. I am also a level 3 qualified EMDR therapist registered with EMDR (UK) currently working towards accreditation.

I work in a sensitive manner that is tailored to meet individual need using a range of therapeutic approaches offering both short and long term work. My aim is to provide a welcoming professional service to the practice which is based in the vicinity of Tiptree and offers a private comfortable space for individuals, couples, families and trainees to safely explore a broad range of difficulties. I have a wide range of experience working with adults, adolescents, children and couples on a wide range of difficulties that include:

    * Anxiety
    * Depression
    * Relationship difficulties * Trauma - PTSD
    * Abuse
    * Loss and separation
    * Bereavement
    * Mental Health disorders
    * Employment issues


Parents and Carers:
For parents/carers with children I also offer Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) which is attachment based relationship therapy developed by Dr Dan Hughes that is particularly effective when working with parents/carers who are experiencing relationship difficulties within their families. Work with children and adolescents is tailored to their need and shaped by current developmental stage, this can include play and art based approaches.

Trainees Counselling and Supervision:
Alongside the above services I provide counselling and supervision for both trainee and qualified counsellors, education staff and social workers in accordance with the BACP guidelines.

Appointments:
Appointments are available during the day and in the evening. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and skilled practitioner with a broad spectrum of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in the field of mental health and social care.

Education

  • Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor/Psychotherapist (2014) - BACP.
  • Master of Science Child and Adolescent Mental Health (2011) - Anglia Ruskin and Cambridge University.
  • Certificate in Clinical Assessment (2007) - Writtle Pastoral Foundation and London University.
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision (2007) - Writtle Pastoral Foundation and London University.
  • BACP Psychodynamic Counsellor (2006) – CCF, Writtle Pastoral Foundation and London University.

Training

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing - Part 1 EMDR Association UK and Ireland Accredited Training (2018)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing - Part 2 EMDR Association UK and Ireland Accredited Training (2019)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing - Part 3 EMDR Association UK and Ireland Accredited Training (2019)
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy DDP Level 2 (2014) – Dan Hughes Family Futures DDPI
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy DDP Level 1 (2012) – Dan Hughes Family Futures DDPI
  • Makaton Level 4
  • Safeguarding Level 3

Registration

I am an accredited registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP Accred.) membership number 586918 and a member of the Department of Health voluntary register number 586918. I am also a member of EMDR Association (UK ). In the interest of safeguarding I appropriately hold an Enhanced DBS certificate and Professional Indemnity insurance.

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Individual work - sessions are for 50 minutes charged at £50 per session

EMDR - initial session 90 minutes and thereafter 60 minutes charged at £75 

Couples/Family work - sessions are for 60 minutes charged at £65 per session

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) - sessions are for 50 minutes charged at £55 per session

Clinical supervision - 90 minutes charged at £67.50

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Appointments are available during the day and evenings. 

Further information

I

Tiptree, Essex, CO5

Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, Essex, CM9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Makaton to Level 4

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am experienced professional supervisor with a broad range of experience providing clinical supervision reflecting BACP good practice guidelines.

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Alison Staff
Alison Staff