F 'Freddie' Jean Allason
Sometimes we struggle with our feelings and thoughts, and coping can be difficult; talking through these feelings and thoughts can help to make sense of them. My approach is friendly and informal which I hope will help you explore issues without fear of judgment. Finding someone with whom you feel comfortable and relaxed is important, often just as important as the way that person works.
I am a person centred counsellor, which means we work together exploring issues at your pace, and developing strategies that fit for you, to help you improve your life. I have a great deal of experience working with people with low self esteem, low confidence and who are having difficulties with their relationships.
I offer counselling to adults (18+) and couples. I have been a counsellor since 2011 and offer counselling from a welcoming and comforting counselling room in Carlisle. I volunteer as a counsellor for a bereavement charity. I offer counselling for EAP. At present I am unable to offer face to face appointments and can offer telephone sessions and online sessions.
Counselling can help you explore issues which can result in greater understanding of what you would like to achieve or change. Creative therapy can also help to understand feelings; there is no requirement to be able to draw as this can done in any way you like, for example; colour, shapes, stones, photography, writing - and any other way that you would like.
I have worked as a counsellor for the NHS, Carers' charity and self-harm charity. Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked within the Education Sector.
I can offer day time appointments and evening sessions: short term - from one session up to ten sessions; and long term sessions. Each session is an hour. Together we will review the sessions often so that I can be sure I am offering you the support you want and need, and also look at how the sessions work best for you in terms of frequency.
I can help you cope with issues including:
- caring for family members
- self harm
- eating disorders
- work related issues
together we can work towards:
- an increase in self-awareness of behaviours and self-destruction
- a reduction in anxiety
- better relationships
- increased confidence
- higher self-esteem
- taking personal responsibility and control of your life
- a sense of well-being
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) 2:1 Person Centred Counselling
- Couples Counselling - Advanced Post Diploma Certificate
- Self Compassion
- Coercion and Control
- Creative Therapy
- Sexual Trauma
- Self-harm and suicide prevention
- National Centre for Eating Disorders: Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity
- Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificate
- Cruse Bereavement training
- A Level Art and Design through the medium of photography
- Chartered Management Institute: Level 6 certificate (degree level) in Management and Leadership
- Higher National Diploma: Business and Finance - Distinction
My work related qualifications can help with issues such as work-related stress, bullying, preparing for interviews, financial difficulties
I welcome enquiries from EAP (Employee Assistance Programme).
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I abide by their code of ethics. I have supervision for my work and attend regular training to improve my practice.
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
Fees per hourly session:
If you would like to contact me, you can phone or text: 07749 739 521 my website is www.freddieallasoncounselling.co.uk
I can offer daytime appointments and evening appointments