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 11 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 also work with children and young people.
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:
- Panic Attacks
- 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.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Couples Therapy
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Prepare/Enrich - working with couples
- Training in working with children and teenagers
Ongoing Professional Development
Honour based violence and forced marriage
CBT - Working with Panic and Anxiety
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 offer sessions on afternoons and evenings and weekends.
Sessions are £45.00 for a one hour session.
Reduced fees for students and clients on a low income.
Couples Counselling is £65 for a one hour session.
Concessions offered for
I am available from Monday to Saturday.
Times available are 9am to 7pm