Alison Till - North London | Creative Arts Counsellor | MBACP (Accred).
During this lock-down; I am offering therapy by Skype/Zoom and phone.
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 an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP (Accred).
I am a practitioner member of the Association for Person Centred Creative Arts (APCCA). I am also a tutor on the Introduction to Person Centred Creative Arts course.
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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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 £60.
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:
- North London (EC1V): Angel Islington. 5 minutes walk from Angel tube station.
Buses from: Highbury and Islington (N5) / Archway (N19) / Holloway (N7) / Angel (N1) / Barnsbury (N1) / Clerkenwell (EC1A) / Barbican (EC2Y) / Old Street (EC1V) / Kings Cross (N1C).