Allison Skinner (online and phone sessions due to coronavirus)
Hello and thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Allison and I am a qualified Counsellor and Accredited Clinical Supervisor. 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
- UKCP Accredited Creative Clinical Supervisor
- 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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling session's are £40 per session, with each session lasting 50 minutes.
Clinical Supervision session's are £40 for a hour session or £60 for an hour and a half session.
I offer a 20% Student Discount (£32 per session) 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.