Alison Williams (Ocean Counselling)
I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I follow a Humanistic Existential approach in my counselling work which is uniquely tailored in practice to suit the individual needs of my clients.
I can't say that having counselling is easy, in my experience it can be hard work! I can, however, say categorically that it can be immensely beneficial in having a place to offload all the things that have been on your mind and for giving clarity on how you want your life to look like.
I can offer you a safe place, free from judgement where you can explore your concerns, challenges and plans for your future. I will always be honest with you and will bring a new perspective to your situation and ideas for change.
I have experience working with a wide range of clients presenting issues including bereavement, depression, relationship concerns, low self-esteem, abuse, sexual identity, sexual performance anxiety and self-harm. You may not have any of these issues although feel as if you could benefit from talking to a professional counsellor, everyone is welcome.
I offer a complimentary 30-minute introductory session to give you the opportunity to see if we would be a good fit working together.
Sessions are available via Zoom, Telephone or Face to Face in my home counselling room. I also offer outdoor and walk and talk counselling as an alternative to traditional indoor sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling Diploma (Level 4)
- Counselling Skills (Levels: 1, 2 & 3)
- Online and Telephone Counselling skills
- Trauma Awareness
- Outdoor Therapy training
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per 50 Session
Complimentary 30-minute first Session via Zoom or Telephone.