Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP (Reg)
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I am really glad you found me and I hope you will be too. My name is Alyson and I am a private counsellor/psychotherapist in Keynsham, convenient for Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas. I work with adults in one to one counselling both in-person and via Zoom.
I can work with you to explore a range of issues personal and work-related. Are you at a crossroads and don’t know where to turn? I believe that many issues we struggle with stem from a loss. Are any of the following losses affecting your life?
- infant loss through miscarriage, termination, stillbirth, neonatal loss, sudden infant death or accidental death
- anticipatory bereavement
- loss of a relationship
- loss of safety
- loss of trust
- loss of approval
- loss of control
- loss of health, ability, independence
- loss of job, career, income, status, responsibility, position
- loss of opportunity
- loss of a dream
- loss of what you wanted but never had
Do you feel:
- lacking energy
- as if you want to escape
I am a warmly relational, client-led counsellor/psychotherapist. This means I believe the therapeutic relationship we build together is the base from which we can explore your needs, problems and aspirations to enable you to find your way forward. I am passionate about counselling – you matter and you are allowed to change.
My approach is integrative; I use a range of theoretical models and approaches to respond to your needs. These include; Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Gestalt.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified professional counsellor/psychotherapist. I hold a Diploma in Professional Studies: Counselling from the University of the West of England.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I am also a qualified Cruse bereavement and loss volunteer and have successfully undertaken specialist Infant Loss training.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
£50.00 per session
£50 per 50 minute session.
£30 introductory session.
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