Hello and thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Allison and I am a Clinical Supervisor and qualified Counsellor. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
There are times in our life when we experience emotional difficulties for many reasons. Sometimes talking things through with our family and friends helps, and sometimes it's not enough and we may be left feeling we need extra support.
That's where I can help. I have been a qualified counsellor for several years and I offer face to face counselling within a confidential, safe, non-judgmental space in which we can work together to explore the experiences and issues you may be struggling with.
I am an integrative counsellor which means I draw on several theories (which include person-centred, cognitive behaviour therapy and transactional analysis) to ensure that, together, we create the therapeutic approach that suits your unique needs and individuality.
I work with male and female adults, and have substantial experience working with a variety of issues, which includes depression, anxiety, past issues, childhood issues, current issues, relationship issues and anger.
I work from a warm, comfortable, confidential room which is easily accessible and provides ample parking. So if you feel you could benefit from extra support where you will feel heard and understood, I invite you to contact me on 07725 868679 to discuss how I may be able to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Counselling
- CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in CBT
- Transactional Analysis Certificate - Level 3
- Transactional Analysis Certificate - Level 2
- Foundation Degree Counselling
- NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificates in Seeking the Inner Child, Working with the Inner Child, Sandplay Therapy, Working Therapeutically with Anger, Integrating CBT with Person-Centred.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their Code of Ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Counselling session's are £40 per session, with each session lasting 50 minutes.
Clinical Supervision session's are £50 for a hour session or £80 for an hour and a half session.
I offer a 20% Student Discount for personal therapy sessions for all students when the student discount card is shown.
I offer an additional discount of £25 per session for personal therapy sessions for Counselling Foundation Degree and Counselling Psychology Doctorate Students.
I offer appointments outside of normal working hours, and there is no obligation to book more than 1 session at a time.
The room that I work from is just outside of Middlesborough centre and offers free parking and has a confidential waiting room. Once you arrive at the building I will be there to meet you and escort you to the room where we can start to work together.
I understand and respect how difficult - and sometime scary - it can be to enter therapy, and the amount of courage that's needed to make that initial step towards positive change. I consider myself to be a warm person who is empathic and non-judgmental, and I believe I have the personal attributes to create and maintain the trusting relationship that is essential for us to positively work through your issues together.
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