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Welcome, my name is Allene and I am here to help and support you.
I am an accredited CBT therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and EMDR Practitioner (Eye Mobilisation & Desensitisation Reprocessing) with a Masters degree in Integrative Counselling Studies and i specialise in working with adults who have been diagnosed or believe they may have ADHD and its many common associated conditions including anxiety, depression and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
I have a wealth of experience working with a broad range of mental health challenges but have found working with neurodivergent clients, specifically ADHD clients, to be very rewarding indeed as I support them in living happier and more fulfilled lives. Anxiety, depression, over eating and low self esteem are common associated issues that we can work together on, as you find your place within the neurodivergent community. There is often a new foundsenseof belonging and stability as one's diagnosis (whether professionally given or not) is discovered, accepted and adapted too.
What I do:
Every client is a unique individual and before therapy 'proper' begins we would do a full assessment together to understand what you are looking for in therapy and how we could best work together. If you have a diagnosis of ADHD and type, then this gives me a wealth of information from the start but i work with un-diagnosed clients and those questioning. We can also explore whether a formal diagnosis is something you wish to pursue and discuss the options regarding medications (I am not able to prescribe medications or give a formal diagnosis of ADHD)
I also offer EMDR which is a recommended NHS, NICE guidelines based treatment for PTSD and other mental health disorders, specifically anxiety based. Clients with ADHD often have trauma and traumatic stress in their past and it has been found that EMDR can successfully aleviate the negative symptoms of these childhood experiences.
Where do I Live:
I live in Scotland and currently only see clients online via Zoom. Once a session is booked I would send you the secure passcode for our meeting. Research regarding the efficacy of online therapy has proven it is just as productive as face to face and has many advantages in flexability and ease of access. It can also be less stressful and require less organisation than travelling to a venue.
How to Make an Appointment:
Send me an email or a text giving your name and expressing your interest in making an appointment.
If you are a counsellor/psychotherapist either qualified or in training, I hold the COSCA Counselling Supervision certificate and offer counselling supervision.
I am also a Jungian Psychoanalytical SandPlay Therapist.
For more information on the services I offer, more information on my experience and training, please visit my website at www.ajhatherell.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully accredited CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) therapist with a wealth of experience working with depression and anxiety disorders. I have made it my specialism to work with neurodivergent clients, either diagnosed or questioning and CBT has been shown to be very helpful in adapting and living a more fulfilled and happier life when it can be applied appropriately. There are many common associated conditions with ADHD, including anxiety, depression, low self esteem and PTSD and these can be successfully treated with therapy and / or medication. (I am unable to prescribe medication but can advise on it's usefulness and also how to procure an ADHD assessment if one is questioning the benifit of doing this) trauma and stress has been shown to be another common result of undiagnosed / diagnosed ADHD often resulting in PTSD forming from childhood experiences. EMDR therapy can be benificial in the treatment of trauma and is an NHS, NICE guideline recomended therapy for the treatment of PTSD.
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also specialise in individual / couples / family relocation and the repercussions of this, both within the UK and internationally.
Experienced Rape & sexual Abuse Therapist, CBT for Oncology.
£90.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Sessions are for 1 hour and by appointment only.
Fee's are payable online. Banking details will be sent when the first session is booked and are expected to be paid 48 hours before the session begins. 48 hours notice is also required for cancellation and is non-refundable if out with this time frame as I would be unable to utilise the session time.
If I was to cancel for un-forseen circumstances, your session will be fully refunded.
My fee's are:
Individual therapy - online - £90 per hour.
Individual Sandplay Therapy - In person - 90 Minutes - £120.
Counselling Supervision - £60 per hour. (90 minutes is £90)
EAP / Insurance & Company referrals - £90 per hour. Reports addition £30.
For further information on my work & experience, please visit my web site at www.ajhatherell.com
When I work
Monday to Friday. Email, call or text & I will get back to you as soon as possible. Please visit my web site for more information on my services. Thank you.