Alison Till - Person Centered Counsellor; Registered Member (MBACP)
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 someone may be feeling when coming to see a counsellor. I understand it is not always easy to talk about problems and to express how you are feeling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP).
I volunteered for three years as a Bereavement Counsellor at CARIS Islington Bereavement Service.
I am also a Mental Health First Aider.
We ALL have mental health. Just as we all have physical health. I believe breaking down the stigma of talking openly about our mental health is key, and I am proud to provide support for others’ well-being.
I am an accredited professional of the Foundation for Infant Loss, providing bereavement support to anyone affected by pregnancy loss and the death of a baby.
I also offer image work in our sessions, if that is something of individual interest. There are no expectations of being an artist, the focus of the work is on using art forms to work with issues.
I have worked with clients who have experienced the following:
- Bereavement and Loss
- Stress and Anxiety
- Relationship Issues
- Low Confidence/Self-Esteem
- Depression and Low Mood
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working Creatively and Therapeutically with Art
I also offer image work in our sessions if that is something of individual interest. There are no expectations of being an artist, the focus of the work is on using art forms to work with issues to enable change and growth on a personal level.
If working with images is something of interest, with an issue you are working through it may be helpful to use an image to explore this in a different way. Some awareness that can arise from working with an image can be:
- Understanding relationship dynamics
- Inner strength
- Improved Well-Being
For each weekly session of 50 minutes the fee is £50.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), which means I demonstrate my commitment to safe, ethical and competent practice.
I provide individual counselling and I am based in:
- North London (N1): Islington. A short walk from Angel tube station, or Essex Road Overground station. Buses from Highbury and Islington / Archway (N19) / Holloway (N7).
- North London (N8): Crouch End. Buses from Finsbury Park (N4) / Muswell Hill (N10) / Archway (N19).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
North London (N1): Monday & Wednesday Evenings. Wednesday Afternoon.
North London (N8): Thursday Evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|