Alison Wilkinson BA (Hons) MA Dip.Couns. Registered Member MBACP
Hello and welcome to my Profile. I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor, Couples’ Therapist & Counselling Supervisor, who can offer you time and a confidential, safe space to start to explore any problem feelings and thoughts you may have. I work with both individuals and couples.
You are the expert on you, although you may not feel like it at the moment.
Counselling can help you to discover your own resources and ways of coping. I am there to listen carefully with kindness and understanding, enabling you to find your own way forward if, and when, you are ready. We will work together according to your pace and needs.
Could Counselling Help You?
Throughout our lives most of us experience natural 'ups and downs', and most of the time we manage these well enough. However, sometimes we reach a point where events seem to overwhelm us and we feel we are struggling to manage, and carry on with our day-to-day activities.
Counselling can help to improve self-esteem, untangle emotional dilemmas, or provide much needed support to deal with grief, separation, divorce, illness or loss.
When we become low or very stressed, this can tip over into anxiety that can feel debilitating, getting in the way of our normal lives, having someone calm, neutral and non-judgmental to hear our story and provide potential coping mechanisms can really help. Although the tools to feel better are often within us, sometimes it can help to discover these resources through talking to someone trained to listen and help.
I practice at very pleasant, discreet premises including Knowle near Solihull and Central Birmingham. All premises have access to parking nearby and all attempts are made to accommodate clients with disabilities.
In addition to my private practices I currently work as a Counselling Supervisor and a Specialist Bereavement Counsellor at Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service, attached to Solihull Hospital.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Psychology
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in Counselling
British Psychological Society Certificate In Couples Therapy
Specialist Training Completed in:
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Anxiety & Depression
Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees: £45 per hour for one to one counselling & £55 per hour for Couples Therapy
Special arrangements can be made for students and those on a low income