Allison Hartman Dip.Couns. Reg MBACP
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.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I offer a free 30 minute initial meeting and thereafter my fees per session are:
Students, older adults, and young people £25
Free to NHS keyworkers
Financial hardship £25
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.
You can contact me as follows:-
By telephone or text 07305 072432
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Saturday
Types of client