Alison Till

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Hastings | Counsellor Psychotherapist | Supervisor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Hastings, East Sussex, TN34
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I also offer online counselling.

It is important to choose a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable, in order to help you make the positive changes you want in your life and improve your emotional well-being.

Talking can usually help to gain clarification and resolution; to help you move on with your life in a positive way.

There are many different reasons for seeing a counsellor and I appreciate how big a step it is for anyone to decide to see one. Some reasons can be:

  • Work Stress
    Are you experiencing stress at work?
    Are deadlines, or an overwhelming workload causing you feelings of anxiety, lacking in motivation, energy and enthusiasm?
    Do you feel criticised by others, or feel you are not ‘good enough’?
  • Relationship Difficulties
    Are relationship issues making you feel alone or isolated?
    Are you feeling betrayed?
  • Bereavement or Loss
    Has a recent loss or bereavement made things seem more difficult to cope with than usual?
    Are these feelings of grief stopping you from doing your usual things?
    Are you experiencing difficulty getting to, or staying asleep?
    Are you putting on a brave face to the world, which is masking your true feelings?
  • Personal Development
    Are you feeling stuck?
    Are there some changes you want to make in your life?

Counselling is a very personal process and sometimes it is necessary to talk about painful feelings or difficult decisions. It may be easier to talk about personal, family, or relationship issues with a person who is not a friend or family member.

Following my own experience of counselling, I fully appreciate how it may be a little daunting coming to see a counsellor. I understand it is not always easy to talk about problems and to express how you are feeling. We will work together towards improving your emotional well-being around whatever has prompted you to seek help.

I am a recognised provider for the following insurance companies:
- Aviva
- AXA Health
- Vitality Health

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • An accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP (Accred).
  • A Certificate in Person Centred Creative Arts.
  • Fully trained EMDR Therapist.
  • Practitioner member of the Association for Person Centred Creative Arts (APCCA). I was also a tutor for a few years on the Introduction to Person Centred Creative Arts course.
  • Following my own experience in bereavement, it was meaningful for me to begin my counselling journey volunteering as a bereavement counsellor at CARIS Islington Bereavement Service.
  • An Accredited Professional of the Foundation for Infant Loss.
  • A Mental Health First Aider.

I have special interest and experience in supporting people in bereavement and loss

I believe our mental health is reflected in our physical health. Traumatic experiences, PTSD, stress, anxiety and depression can present in physical symptoms in the body.

I am also fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation And Reprocessing (EMDR), working with distressing or traumatic memories.

I have worked with people who have come to see me for support with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Crisis
  • Depression & Low Mood
  • Loss
  • Low Self Esteem/Confidence
  • Miscarriage
  • Personal Development
  • PTSD
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Stress
  • Stuck-in-a-Rut
  • Trauma


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working Creatively and Therapeutically with Art

1:1 Sessions or small group workshops.

I also offer image work in our sessions if that is something of individual interest. There are no expectations of being an artist.

Sometimes it is difficult to express feelings with words. Image work can be a non-verbal approach to understanding the self, our thoughts and feelings that may be affecting our behaviours. 

The process, not the end product is important:

  • Express yourself
  • Enjoy the creative process
  • See what emerges

Some awareness that can arise from working with an image can be:

  • Self-care
  • Self-empowerment
  • Embracing change
  • Understanding relationship dynamics
  • Finding an Inner strength and understanding of yourself

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - EMDR

EMDR focuses on treatment of emotional difficulties caused by disturbing life experiences which impact on present day functioning.  EMDR is not hypnosis.

EMDR Sessions last for 1 ½ hours. Each processing phase session will be repeated until the memory causes less distress. (This may happen in one session or may take more than one session). 

Therapies offered


£65.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

For each weekly session of 50 minutes the fee is £65.

Your first session enables us to meet and discuss why you are looking for counselling. It is an opportunity to get a sense of how we will work together.

If we are both happy to work together, we will meet weekly at the same time for 50 minutes for as long as you feel you need.

I am a recognised provider for the following insurance companies:

  • Aviva
  • AXA Health
  • Vitality Health

EMDR Sessions usually last up to 1 1/2 hours. The fee for each session is £95.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Hastings East Sussex:

  • Face to Face:
    • Thursdays (AM)

 Remote: Flexible

Further information

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP (Accred), which means I have met BACP's higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.

I provide individual counselling and I am based in:

Hastings East Sussex:

  • 5 minutes walk from Hastings train station.
  • Paid parking is available in Wellington Square, or Priory Meadow.
  • Accessibility: The room is only accessible by stairs. There is no lift access.

Hastings, East Sussex, TN34

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Small flight of stairs to my practice room. There is no lift access.

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In person

I offer Person Centred individual and group supervision sessions in-person or online. Need a Top-Up? Already supervised, need some extra supervision?

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Alison Till
Alison Till