About me

Hello my name is Hayley and I am an integrative counsellor. I am caring, approachable, non judging and offer a confidential space for you to share your story and feel heard. I am here to listen and support you on your journey to freedom.  

People can sometimes feel like a bird trapped in a cage, longing to be free.  I can help you feel safe, offer empathy and hope for a better future.  Sometimes difficult things happen to us in life and we just need someone to talk too, who are not friends or family.  At times it can feel like we are alone in our struggles and that no one understands our pain.   I often work with people struggling with stressful life events and feeling emotionally overwhelmed, as well as people with relational problems.  By exploring and processing past and current issues, healing and freedom can begin.  

I start with a Person-Centred approach, giving you full autonomy and control of what you want to share in the session. Perhaps you feel ‘stuck’ and need support to look at things from a different perspective?  As an integrative counsellor, I often use creative interventions (if you are comfortable with this) as well as draw on modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Counselling, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Interpersonal Therapy and Systemic Relational  approaches when working with couples. These tools can be useful in exploring thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

Training, qualifications & experience

In 2018 I began my counselling journey, working toward a BA (Hons) Degree in integrative counselling, accredited through Middlesex University. I qualified in June 2021 with a Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE).  I am working toward a BA (Hons) degree in counselling.  I now run a private practice known as Freedom Counselling Guernsey. 

My experience includes working with the Guernsey Counselling Service, the Trauma Recovery Centre (Guernsey) and Relate Guernsey, working with relational issues including couples work.  I offer online therapy, as well as face to face counselling in Guernsey.  

Member organisations

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

Association for Christian Counsellors

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.

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Fees

From £60.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual session: £60 - one hour session

Online sessions: £60 - one hour session

Couples sessions: £70 - one hour session

A limited number of low cost sessions are available for students/trainee counsellors or by special arrangement.

Availability

I am very flexible, so please do contact me regarding my availability.  

Further information

I regularly attend courses to increase my counselling knowledge and skills.  Having continuing professional development (CPD), is a requirement from the ethical bodies (ACC & NCS) whom I am registered with. This means I am able to offer clients up to date information and a professional service.  Please get in touch if I can help you in any way. 

St. Sampson
Guernsey
GY2

St. Peter Port
Guernsey
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Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is plenty of parking and wheelchair access, as well as toilet facilities.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Hayley Allaway

Hayley Allaway