Allison Summers

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Rochester, Kent, ME2
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About me

I am a qualified counsellor, and member of the BACP. I began my professional career in the NHS and I have worked as a group therapist and family recovery coach for 12 years in one of Kent's leading addiction treatment centres.

I offer coaching to family members who are affected by a loved one's addiction. I offer addiction counselling, and recovery coaching. I also specialise in working with codependency, bereavement, anxiety, depression, and trauma.

I believe that counselling helps us work through life's difficult times.  If you are in need of help, I would like to work with you. I offer short term and long term therapy. I offer understanding and insight. I have a calm and warm personality and a great sense of humour, which helps in the work, as life on life's terms can be tough. Everyone affected by addiction, knows this very well.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in counselling

Certificate in groupwork

My diploma in counselling is humanistic which means that the client is at the centre of their therapy, being respected, listened to and acknowledging the feelings and emotions that the client is experiencing in the counselling room. However, in addition to those core values I feel comfortable working with the skills of various approaches including Transactional Analysis and Integrative therapy.

As a counsellor I have undertaken a lot of training in various areas and am constantly updating my knowledge to keep in line with the new things that are happening in counselling professional practice.

Member organisations

BACP
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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Further information

I can be contacted by phone to discuss any queries or concerns before we meet.

I have regular supervision according to BACP guidelines, and hold the necessary insurance.

Rochester, Kent, ME2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Allison Summers
Allison Summers