Alison Sutcliffe MBACP Accred & ACTO Member (AVIVA, AXA & BUPA accepted)
Is life feeling too difficult for you right now? Maybe you're struggling with anxiety or experiencing relationship issues or just not feeling 'quite right'? Whatever is going on for you I would like to help.
My aim is to provide you with a 1-2-1 Counselling space where you feel safe enough to explore what is going on for you and, from this, create positive change for yourself.
I find that the experience of being truly heard is so often missing from our lives – therefore feeling listened to, and understood, can provide fresh insight that helps bring about deeper personal understanding.
This, in turn, can lead us to see our difficulties more clearly and help us make changes that enable us to manage our lives more happily and successfully.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been practising as a counsellor since 2009 and I’ve completed specialist online training in order to provide Online Counselling - I'm currently only offering this as an alternative option when you're unable to attend sessions at my counselling room. I have gained my BACP accreditation. I am a Person-centred counsellor – this means that I believe that you are unique and you have the innate ability to grow towards your own full potential.
I didn’t take a direct career path into counselling. I spent many years working in the IT industry before deciding that I needed a new direction in my life – I signed up for an introductory counselling course and sought my own personal counselling – the experience was transformative. My initial training, and my positive experience as a counselling client, motivated me to proceed further and complete my full counselling training.
I work in an LGBTQ Affirmative way and I welcome people from all lifestyle choices and sexual orientations. I am continually informing myself about the breadth of cultural backgrounds and experiences that come together to make each one of us unique – I’d always hope to be able to meet you fully regardless of the differences between us.
My qualifications to date (most recent first):
- Working with survivors of sexual violence 2017
- Diploma in Online Therapeutic Counselling - Online Training For Counsellors 2015
- Making Trauma Therapy Safer - with Babette Rothschild 2015
- General Certificate in Online Counselling Skills - Online Training For Counsellors 2013
- Diploma in Practitioner Counselling Skills (person-centred approach) - City Lit 2010
- Certificate in Counselling Skills - City Lit 2008
- Time Limited Counselling - City Lit 2008
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Our initial telephone or email consultation will be free of charge - let's work out whether we're right for each other without a financial commitment.
Standard session price is £50 a session.
I am 'recognised' by Aviva Health Insurance, AXA PPP Healthcare and BUPA therefore you can access my services through your healthcare insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer sessions during the daytime and evening on Monday's and Tuesday's.
Types of client