F 'Freddie' Allason BA (Hons) MBACP young people, adults, couples
24 Norfolk Road
07749 739 521
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 your feelings and thoughts 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.
Counselling can help you cope with issues including:
- caring for family members
- self harm
- eating disorders
- work related issues
Working together can help with:
- 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
I am a person centred counsellor, which means we work together exploring these 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 work from welcoming and comforting counselling rooms in Carlisle. I have my own private business and work for a self-harm charity. I also offer counselling for EAP. I have worked as a counsellor in secondary schools, for a Carers' charity, for a bereavement 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 50 minutes. 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling
- Advanced Post Diploma Certificate - Couples Counselling
- Creative Therapy
- Self Compassion
- Self-harm and suicide prevention
- Cruse Bereavement Care Volunteer training
- National Centre for Eating Disorders: Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity
- 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
My work related qualifications can help with issues such as bullying and preparing for interviews.
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
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Fees are £40 per 50 minute session: individuals and couples
Sessions after 6.30p.m. during the week, and sessions on Saturday are £45 per 50 minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer daytime appointments and evening appointments; 9.30a.m. - 8p.m.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|