F 'Freddie' Allason BA (Hons) MBACP young people, adults, couples
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, and I'd like to offer you a safe and compassionate environment which 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 young people, adults and couples. I have been a counsellor since 2011 and offer counselling from welcoming and comforting counselling rooms in Carlisle. I have my own private business and work as a counsellor in schools, for a self-harm charity and a bereavement charity. I also offer counselling for EAP.
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, for a Carers' charity, and Hostel for the Homeless. Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked within the Education Sector.
I can offer day time appointments and evening sessions: short term, 6 - 10 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
- Self Compassion
- Creative Therapy
- Sexual Trauma
- Self-harm and suicide prevention
- Advanced Post Diploma Certificate - Couples Counselling
- 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Fees per hourly session:
£40: individuals and couples
£35: under 18 years
If you would like to contact me, you can phone or text: 07749 739 521 my website is www.freddieallasoncounselling.co.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer daytime appointments and evening appointments; 9.00a.m. - 8p.m.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|