Allison Iredale - AMI Counselling
Hello, thanks for looking at my profile. Are you wondering if counselling will help you? I am aware life can be difficult when you think it’s ok, suddenly the floor shakes and you are tipped upside down. Does your head feel like it's about to explode as it's clogged up with not knowing how to cope and what is best? Are all your friends and family giving you conflicting advice? I have been in exactly that situation, I know how you are feeling. Just talking to someone openly and honestly about how you are really feeling can feel such a relief. Counselling will help you understand what is best for you and help you accept the choices you make.
People seek counselling for a number of different reasons, such as relationship breakdown, job loss, bereavement or feelings of panic and anxiety. I have also worked and supported a lot of clients who have suffered abuse in many different forms. Counselling allows us to explore those aspects of our lives that we may find difficult. I will support you in a safe, relaxed and confidential setting. I will not judge you or be shocked by anything you tell me.
The problems will still be there next week, next month, next year. Ring me and have a chat about an appointment, let's see if we can work on this together. Don't let the past stop you enjoying your future.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, having qualified at Leeds Beckett University. I have worked in a University for many years and have a vast amount of experience of supporting young adults overcome problems. I have worked with students with disabilities and overcoming their health issues to succeed with their chosen career.
I was a Samaritan for many years and worked with people suffering from a variety of issues, including abuse, drink and drug addiction, loneliness, and depression with suicidal thoughts.
I have volunteered at a local College as well as undertaking additional training in helping survivors of abuse and working with both male and female clients, who have suffered from various forms of abuse.
I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical framework.
- Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
- BA Open University
- Diploma in Health & Social Welfare
- Certificate in Health & Social Welfare
- Certificate in Health Promotion
- BACP Individual Member
- Supervision compliant with BACP
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I charge £40 for a 50 minute session. However, concessions are available, I am happy to discuss this with you.
I am a trained integrative counsellor, meaning I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches including Person Centred, Psychodynamic as well as elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Transactional Analysis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Most days, evenings or weekends
Types of client