My name is Carole Allen and I am a counsellor providing counselling to adult individuals in the comfort and privacy of their own home. I offer counselling exclusively on Zoom, Whatsapp or telephone and find that many clients prefer this method of working. My aim is to help you explore your feelings and emotions. Often, the process of just speaking to a non-judgmental and empathic listener are all people need to feel better about their circumstances. Counselling is offered in a confidential setting to enable you to explore your feelings and perhaps understand yourself from a different perspective. The aim is to build a trusting relationship between client and counsellor to enable the client to speak freely and know that they will not be judged.
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and am a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy - Registered Member 161057). I have been a hypnotherapist for 16 years and I am DBS registered (Disclosure and Barring Service) which ensures that I have been fully vetted by this service to ensure the public’s safety. I am also registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) which means I have to tell you where I will store your data.
I have also worked with vulnerable people and people with learning disabilities for over twenty years in my role as a complementary therapist. I am a voluntary counsellor with a charity in Essex and use my counselling skills in my role as a mediator with the Essex Restorative and Mediation Service, for whom I have worked for five years.
I pride myself on being non-judgmental and offer a trusting, confidential and empathic service to my clients - "Empathy, Trust, Respect".
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully qualified Counsellor. A member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy - Registered Member 161057).
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please call for an appointment. I am available during the day and evenings.