Allison Hartman Dip.Couns. Reg MBACP

Allison Hartman Dip.Couns. Reg MBACP

Trust In Counselling & Therapies
Room 9, Ingelstan
Brewery Lane
Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester

07305 072432

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About me

Life seldom goes along without the occasional challenge. However, sometimes these challenges can be overwhelming. The choices you make, or indeed those missed opportunities, can leave you feeling despondent. If your daily life is being affected by your thoughts and feelings and you want to change this, counselling can help.

Bereavement, relationship breakdown or problems at work can lead to stress, anxiety and depression which can make you feel like you have nowhere to turn and questioning your own decisions. Therapy can help rebuild your self esteem and resilience by exploring your thoughts and feelings in a relaxed and safe environment.

I offer person centred counselling, a form of counselling which involves listening to you, thinking together, sharing ideas, and giving feedback without any judgement.  This enables you to make decisions or come to terms with the issues in your life.

Deciding to come for counselling can be quite daunting, so I like to offer a free 30 minute initial meet and greet session.   During this time we can get to know each other and you can tell me what you are looking for in counselling before you decide whether I would be someone you feel comfortable talking to.

If you then wish to come to counselling regularly, during our first full session we will discuss how often (weekly or fortnightly) you will attend and for how many sessions.  Sessions will last approximately one hour.

You will not be told what to do, but encouraged to talk openly and honestly about the issues which have brought you to counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my training in Person Centred Counselling in 2012 and qualified with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.

Qualifications include:-

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Counselling Concepts

Continuing professional development - working towards BACP accreditation and BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Current DBS on update system

Experience in working with young people (14 plus) and adults.

I worked for Salford Education for 16 years with young people aged 14-16 in a life coaching and advising position helping them to make decisions about their future.

Salford’s Safeguarding Training (Level 2)

I chose person centred counselling because I believe it is the relationship between client and counsellor that empowers the client to change.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I offer a free 30 minute initial meeting and thereafter my fees per session are:

Adults £40

Students, older adults, and young people £25

Free to NHS keyworkers

Financial hardship £25

Further information

Young People aged 14-16

Young people will have to have the agreement of their parent or carer to attend counselling. You would both be required to attend the meet and greet session but thereafter the young person would be seen on their own for up to 50 minutes depending upon their emotional wellbeing. For further information please contact me.

Contact details

You can contact me as follows:-

By telephone or text 07305 072432

via email to

Maps & Directions

Leigh, WN7 2RJ
Bolton, BL2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Monday - Saturday

Evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults