Joan Allen, Qualified Counsellor/Supervisor, Registered MBACP (Accredited)
At some point in our lives, we can face difficulties and challenges. Counselling can offer the space to reflect on what you feel are the main issues in your life and this will be in the comfort of a warm, safe and caring environment. I’m a qualified and accredited counsellor who uses an integrative approach, drawing on various therapies depending on your needs.
I have experience of counselling in a wide variety of different settings including working with a local Cancer Charity, in various GP practices, as well as experience with Cruse Bereavement Care. In addition, I have a background of working for many years in the healthcare setting.
I offer flexible appointments including evening and weekend availability. The first session is offered to allow us to get to know each other and to establish a relationship which is based on trust and respect.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
FdSc Counselling (Integrative)- University of Ulster/NRC
Registered MBACP (accred)
I also have the following training:
- ASIST training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- Mental Health First Aid
- CRUSE ABC Bereavement Training
- Understanding Self-Harm
- Working with Victims/Survivors and Traumatic Grief
- Anger Management
State Registered Nurse (SRN)
BSc (Hons) Community Nursing
PG Cert Specialist Nursing 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am interested in Health-related issues. I have experience working within the Healthcare Sector, especially with those affected by Cancer and Chronic Health Conditions.
Initial consultation: £35
Counselling: £35 (Discounted rates for students)
Supervision: £35 (Discounted rates for students)
Please note a counselling session usually lasts between 50 minutes to 1 hour.