Allison Hartman

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BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bolton BL2 & Leigh WN7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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 you to help yourself.

Stress, anxiety and depression can leave you feeling like you are alone and have no-one to turn to and often lead to 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.

Please note - I endeavour to respond to all new enquiries within 48 hours - please check your junk mail.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Counselling and Psychotherapy First Class Honours 

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4)

Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 3)

Counselling Concepts (Level 2)

Salford’s Safeguarding Training (Level 2)

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.

professional development - working towards BACP accreditation

Current DBS on update system.I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.

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.

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

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a 30 minute initial meeting (free if telephone or online) or £20 if in person and thereafter my fees per session are:

£50.00 per session

Concessions are available - please contact me to discuss

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer appointments at my home office in Bolton on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday mornings.

I offer appointments at Trust in Counselling and Therapies on Thursdays.

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 one hour 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

Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL2

Trust In Counselling & Therapies, Room 9, Ingelstan, Brewery Lane, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 2RJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Allison Hartman
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