Carol Allen

Reading, Berkshire, RG31
07772169789 07772169789

About me

My name is Carol Allen I am a fully registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I have been a practising counsellor in Reading for the past 7 years. I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I work with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:

  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Self esteem
  • Children and teenagers

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working with teenagers and adults within a Counselling agency setting for 3 years and  within private practice.

Qualifications

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Couples Therapy
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Prepare/Enrich - working with couples

Ongoing Professional Development

Domestic Violence
Honour based violence and forced marriage
Self harm
CBT - Working with Panic and Anxiety

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

I Offer afternoon and evenings and weekends

Sessions are £45.00 for one hour

Reduced fees for students and clients on a low income

Reading
Berkshire
RG31

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Carol Allen

Carol Allen