About me

I am a qualified Counsellor with a BA Practising Degree, I use an integrative method of counselling which includes the Person-Centred approach and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I offer counselling to adults aged 18 and over, I provide a non-judgemental, confidential and supportive space in which clients can explore their experiences. my guiding principle is to support clients as we explore together any difficulties which are impacting on the client's well-being.

My experience includes working within both the voluntary sector and private practice. I offer counselling to suit the clients need, including short and long term counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Practising Degree (Counselling Studies)
  • Diploma in Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Including Assessing)
  • Level 2 Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 Awareness of children and young people's mental health
  • Level 2 Safeguarding Young People
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention Workshop (Navigo)
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Training (Womens Aid )
  • Community voluntary and placement counselling (Carers and Family Hubs)
  • Voluntary work with the YMCA

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


Additional information

Standard Rate per one hour session: £25

Student Rate per one hour session: £20


Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm

Further information

I am an Individual Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework to ensure the clients needs are always my highest priority. I also undertake professional supervision to support and guide my counselling work, ensuring the client receives my best practice. I have Insurance and hold a current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Allison Dawes

Allison Dawes