Louise Allen (Accredited Registrant NCS)
I offer indoor and outdoor talking, walking and creative therapy to help us understand your feelings and work to explore the underlying reasons, how you want things to change and how you might achieve that. 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. Perhaps you know exactly what you are struggling with, or 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.
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. 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, and work with a nature-inspired approach to explore particular issues and bring a new perspective on what you are experiencing.
Take a look at my website or social media to find out more about my approach.
Not sure? Get in touch for a free initial session 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.
I am particularly interested in outdoor and walking therapy, along with other creative ways of working, and have undertaken additional training in these areas. Recently I have undertaken additional training in Existential Courage, Relational Depth and Telephone Counselling.
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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Life, death and dying
£45 per session (50 minutes by telephone)
£45 per session (50 minute session in person, including walking or outdoor therapy)
I also offer a fixed subsidised rate of £30 per session through the Mates in Mind scheme, for Key Workers and for student counsellors.
I offer a free initial session to discuss how we might work together.
Concessions offered for
COVID-19 UPDATE -
I am currently offering telephone sessions and walking/outdoor therapy while we are being encouraged to socially distance. I am offering a limited number of socially distanced indoor sessions for when outdoor or telephone sessions are not accessible or safe.
GENERAL INFORMATION -
If you are interested in walking or outdoor therapy, we will usually have two or three indoor sessions before taking our sessions outdoors. We can discuss this during the initial session.