Alistair Thain

MBACP
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7

About me

Often we can find life overwhelming for a variety of reasons, be that something big, lots of little stressors which have all added up, or an experience / memory from our past that won't leave our mind. Whatever the stressor happens to be, taking the time to explore and understand it is a step towards easing the stress it brings. It can be hard experiencing difficult emotions and situations, and we frequently can feel confused, isolated, and scared. Frequently, the people we normally turn to are unable to help us in the way that we need, or simply do not understand. Taking those first steps towards therapy can typically feel difficult. I am Alistair (He/Him) and I work in such a way that recognises this difficulty, and I aim to make this experience of beginning therapy as comfortable, and straightforward as possible for you. My work covers a wide range of issues that we might face in our lives, including anxiety, depression, stress, isolation, traumas from our past and many more. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space in which issues can be explored and worked-through safely.

How I work:

I work in an integrative way, which means I have trained in a variety of approaches to therapy and bring them all together to suit the individual I am working with best. My core approach is a  Person-Centred way of practice, and you would experience me listening carefully, supportively, and non-judgementally in order to best understand your experience from your perspective. I reflect these observations back to you, to help enable you to understand and begin to make sense of all that has brought us together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a therapist in a variety of charity sectors, mainly bereavement, trauma work with individuals who have experienced rape and/or sexual assault, and more generalised therapies for people who are struggling with everyday life. Prior to my work as a therapist, I worked in the third sector in the mental health field. Currently, I live and work in Sheffield.

  • BA (Hons) in Philosophy & Psychology (2015)
  • FnD in Counselling (2021)
  • MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (In Progress)

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£45 per session.

Free initial 30minute telephone session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S7

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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Alistair Thain

Alistair Thain