Alison Westmacott

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MBACP Dip.Couns
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Orpington, BR6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Talking is a healing process. I can provide a friendly, safe space to share your thoughts and feelings. Somewhere to work together free of judgement to help you get your life back to where you want it to be. I offer a trained listening ear and a genuine interest in helping you explore your feelings and patterns. I have experience of working with a wide range of emotional and relational issues and work with adults on an individual basis offering face-to-face, telephone or online counselling.

I offer both long term and short term counselling for adults, working with close awareness of the connection between mind and body. I provide support for anxiety, depression, bereavement, work-related stress, self-confidence and much more. I am currently working towards certification with PESI to offer CBT-I. Counselling can be helpful in so many ways, taking a step towards getting the support you need or the goals you wish to have for yourself can be freeing, so please do get in touch.

For more information, call me on 07900409948. I am happy to answer any question you may have. I also offer a free, 15 minute phone call to talk though your current concerns and see if working together is something that could work for you. This call can be booked after we have made initial contact.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Award Introduction to Counselling Skills

In addition, I have experience of working as a counsellor for national and local organisations in paid and voluntary capacities.   My experience enables me to work with a range of emotional needs and mental health issues.

My diploma is in Therapuetic Counselling and I am integratively trained. This means I can match a therapeutic model and technique to suit your needs. I continue to keep my knowledge and skill up to date through training and certification courses. I am currently training in CBT-I and can offer support with sleep issues.

Prior to being a counsellor I worked in education.

Other Training:

  • Introduction to Psychosexual Therapy
  • Using CBT in Integrative Counselling
  • Working with Bereavement
  • Counselling online: a coronavirus primer (Open University)
  • Sleep problems
  • A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction (Gabor Mate)
  • Neuroscience, the body and trauma
  • Working with Trauma in a Time of Trauma
  • Trauma Triggers and Flashbacks
  • The Trauma Counsellors Toolbox
  • Trauma and memory
  • Discovering  Ego State Therapy (LSCCH)

Member organisations

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

Sleep related issues - CBT for Insomnia

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • £50.00 per session for 50 minutes
  • Free initial telephone session - 30 minutes
  • £40.00 concession fee available for trainee counsellors and full-time students.
  • I hold a limited number of low-cost spaces for clients on UC.

When I work

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Further information

If we decide to work together, all sessions are 50 minutes long and held at the same time as agreed after our first initial telephone session.

You are free to chose if you would like to work in person or remotely, either by telephone or online.

My practice is based in Orpington and is easily reached by public transport. Parking is available on the road and is not restricted.

If you telephone, I am not always available to answer my phone, so please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I am able to. Please be aware that due to confidentiality reasons I will not leave a message on your phone unless you have said it is ok to do so.

You can also email me.

Orpington, BR6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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