Alison Walker MBACP Registered (Accred)
Often, having busy lives means that people do not have the time to listen to each other. Just having a warm, caring person to talk with can make all the difference. My approach is simplistic and my aim is for you to feel comfortable at all times.
I am an integrative therapist which means I use various models according to the individual needs of each client. I work in a person centred way which incorporates the core values of acceptance, empathy and congruence and I hope to provide a safe place in which the client can process and explore their thoughts and feelings.
I work with both adults and young people and deal with the many issues that people experience throughout their lives. These include bereavement, depression , anxiety, eating disorders, addictions and family breakdown.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I work in an ethical way ensuring confidentiality at all times.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in therapeutic counselling and a post qualifying Diploma in counselling children and young people. My work involves helping people through the many difficulties they may experience during their lives and as a requirement of the BACP, my professional development is on going. This involves participating in training workshops and seminars and keeping updated on new and innovative concepts.
I have ten years experience of working with both young people and adults and have previously been a school counsellor in a secondary level Academy.
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
£30 per session.
1st 20 minute session free. Fees payable in advance thereafter.