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).
Hypnotherapist for sixteen years
Mediator - Essex Restorative and Mediation Service
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
£50.00 per session
When I work
Please call for an appointment. I am available during the day and evenings.