Alison Williams

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PGDip Psychotherapeutic Counselling Imago Couples Therapist
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Liverpool, Merseyside, L37 1YX
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you always arguing with your other half?  Do you long to feel the romance you felt back in the beginning when you first met?  Imago couples therapy really works!

Contact me to change the direction of your relationship from heading to break-up to building a bridge between the two of you.  I will help you both learn a new way to communicate with each other - it's called the Imago Dialogue technique, first developed by Harville Hendrix and his partner, Helen LaKelly Hunt in the 1980's that is on point for today.

Hendrix and LaKelly Hunt's theory behind Imago couples therapy is that many people enter into what they call "The Unconscious Marriage" - a marriage (partnership) that includes all of the hidden desires and automatic behaviours that are left over from childhood and that inexorably lead couples into conflict."

Your partner is not a mind-reader!  Come for Imago couples therapy with me and learn how to feel heard by your partner, as well as how to really listen to your partner, so they too feel heard by you!  Give your relationship another chance to thrive and feel the love between you once again.

Are you co-parenting children together after separation or divorce? Imago therapy can help you communicate better with your ex-partner which will benefit the rest of your children's lives.

Have you recently got engaged?  Congratulations to you both!  Set your relationship on the right track from the get-go as you begin your exciting life journey together.

Are you and your boss not getting along?  Maybe you and a work colleague clash over coffee - Imago therapy can help!

Do you dread Christmas and birthdays? Are you struggling to resolve conflict in other family relationships?  Imago therapy can reunite adult daughters and sons with mothers and fathers before it is too late, or improve relationships between adult siblings.  Come and resolve family estrangement and improve the quality of your family relationships too.

Imago therapy works just as well online as it does face to face!  All you need is two upright dining chairs, a smartphone or laptop, and the desire to recommit to each other and to do the work!  Leave the rest to me, your Imago couples therapist, and I will help you both every step of the way.

Get the life you want through individual counselling too!  Difficulties in childhood haunted me as an adult.  Therapy gave me inner-strength, a fresh new outlook and inspired me to become a psychotherapist. 

It is never too late to rewrite your life story.  I will help you get the life you really want to live through individual Transactional Analysis psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Transactional Analysis)
  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Imago Couples Therapist in training
  • Previous experience working as a counsellor at Wirral Mind charity and also counselling women at a domestic abuse charity in Liverpool
  • I am currently studying a post-graduate level course in psychology and neuroscience of mental health at King's College London
  • Member of Imago UK, UKATA, BACP, and NCS

Member organisations

BACP
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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Transactional Analysis psychotherapy for individuals
  • Imago Couples Therapy
  • Eco-therapy - 'walk and talk' therapy sessions in the beautiful surroundings of Formby beach and pinewoods

Therapies offered

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Fees

£65.00 - £120.00

Additional information

£80 for initial 1 hour Imago couples therapy sessions

£120 for 90 minute Imago couples therapy sessions thereafter

£65 for 1 hour individual psychotherapy sessions 

When I work

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Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday 10am til 2pm and 7pm til 9.30pm

Saturday 10am til 2pm

Further information

Professional memberships of:

  • BACP - membership number: 00552978
  • The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society
  • UKATA

1 Regentsfield, 100 Victoria Road, Formby, Liverpool, Merseyside, L37 1YX

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Couples
Families

Key details

I have a ground floor therapy room with access to a ground floor toilet and kitchen, and accessible parking on site.

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Zoom

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