Louise Allen (Accredited Registrant NCS)
If you are feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or challenged by life and your circumstances, talking your thoughts and feelings through can help provide emotional support and the space to explore how to cope. You might not know why you are feeling a certain way, but how we feel is often a clue as to what is working well for us, or what might need to change to lead a fulfilling life. Perhaps you know exactly what you are struggling with? I will help us understand your feelings and work with you to explore the underlying reasons, how you want things to change and how you might achieve that.
I focus on how you are experiencing life right here and now. I support you to lead your counselling in the direction that feels right for you. We talk about your thoughts, feelings and explore themes of responsibility, choice, freedom and meaning in life. I offer creative techniques to explore particular issues and bring a new perspective on what you are experiencing.
I work alongside you to understand how you are experiencing life right now. I provide a warm, accepting and genuine therapeutic relationship for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.
Not sure? Get in touch for a free initial meeting to explore how we might work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative counsellor with a Level 4 Diploma accredited by the National Counselling Society.
Outside of my counselling work, I have nearly ten years experience working alongside people with learning difficulties and/or autism. I bring this experience into my work and adapt my communication to meet the needs of a wide range of people.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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£45 per hour (50 minute session)
I also offer a fixed subsidised rate of £30 per session through the Mates in Mind scheme, and for student counsellors.
I offer free initial session to discuss how we might work together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I can adapt contracts and other information to meet any accessibility needs.
I work between 8am and 9pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Saturday morning sessions available on request.
Types of client