Ann Allega

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MBACP | Psychology & Counselling | Adults, Couples | Online
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London, SE7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm an experienced and fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist and for the past 15 years I have worked with addictive disorders and a broad range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety disorder, relationship problems, depression and panic disorder.

Sometimes difficult experiences, decisions and life transitions can feel overwhelming. You might just be feeling unhappy or confused. It doesn’t have to reach the crisis stage before you seek help.

If you are looking for support to help with issues around anger management, addictions, trauma, work related stress, low self esteem, cancer related issues or perhaps you are unsure about what you want to bring but you know you want to feel better, then please get in touch.

I offer a counselling service which is currently only online (very convenient and flexible). If you are hesitant about online counselling vs face to face, I urge you to try it. Many people find it is equally as effective.

I offer short or long term therapy for clients with wide ranging issues, and able to work with adults and couples.

I have a keen interest in supporting Expats that are trying to adjust to UK life and from a close personal experience in 2017, I additionally work with cancer related issues.

If you've come this far, I can provide you with confidential, encouraging support through whatever it is you wish to work through. You may not even know what that is! Just that it might be time to talk to someone.

I offer an initial assessment (which in a lot of cases) ends up being like an actual session, but with me explaining how everything works, you asking questions, and then at the end, you decide if you think we’re a good fit.

Please send me an email today here.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Member (Registered), British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, United Kingdom
  • Member, BACP Private Practice
  • Member, Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals, United Kingdom
  • Member, Association for Counselling & Therapy Online
  • Member, Counselling in Prisons Network
  • Preferred Therapist, e-therapy.uk

Qualifications:

  • Master of Science, London South Bank University, Addiction Psychology & Counselling
  • Post Graduate Diploma, University of Greenwich, Addiction Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Online Counselling Skills, Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body
  • Certificate in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, UK College of Holistic Training
  • Certificate in Generalised Anxiety Disorder from SDS Seminars
  • Certificate in Child & Adolescent Counselling Skills, UK College of Holistic Training
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, The University of Texas at Austin

As a registered member of BACP, I am committed to my continual personal and professional development and also work in accordance with their ethical framework for good 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

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial 50 minute counselling assessment on Skype or Zoom are £40.  You decide if we are a good fit, no obligation.

Each 50 minute online or phone counselling session thereafter costs £50.

Each 50 minute online Couples session is £60.  

I am able to offer concessions for students and trainee counsellors.

Contact me for further details.

When I work

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Afternoon
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Fully available for online sessions.  I generally work between 9-6 Monday to Friday.

Further information

I also provide phone and email counselling as they can be real time-savers for busy people. I have done online and phone counselling myself and I found it to be quite effective. Email counselling is good if you live in a house where you might not want others to hear your conversations.

I've worked with lots of people who have never experienced counselling before. It can be a quite scary, nervous and new experience. However, I feel, simply the release of speaking about something which you may have kept private for a long time is extremely cathartic.

My previous career was in the corporate world (15+ years), working for many years in the beer industry. I'm an American Expat having first moved to London in 2004.

One of my special areas of interest is helping Expats adjust, emotionally, with all the differences they face in the UK. I know because I faced the same challenges.

Anyone who has dealt with cancer whether it be themselves or a close family member or loved one is also an area I have great experience with.

15 years experience working with and studying addictive disorders and a broad range of mental health difficulties.

Experienced in a variety of settings; upscale recovery and counselling centres, day programs, Her Majesty’s Prisons, primary school settings, one on one practice and online counselling.

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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Ann Allega
Ann Allega