Hello, my name is Allison. I believe that counselling helps us work through life's difficult times. If you are here looking for help, I would like to work with you. I offer short term and long term therapy.
I am a qualified counsellor and group therapist. I have worked as a counsellor for a number of years and have experience in helping people work through life issues.
I have worked in addictions services, supporting adults, young people, and families. The areas I cover include anxiety, depression, stress, panic, trauma, bereavement, and anger management. I have worked in the NHS supporting clients through difficult and traumatic events including anxiety depression, panic and stress.
I believe that counselling is a therapy that can help work through life issues and give understanding and insight to help you in your life. I offer a space where you can work though difficult issues in a non-judgemental, safe and confidential environment.
I offer a safe space to for you to explore the issues that have brought you to counselling.
I am a member of the BACP and as such adhere to their ethical framework.
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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.