Louise Allen (Accredited Registrant NCS)
I offer collaborative counselling; working alongside you at your pace to explore your feelings, thoughts, decisions, tensions, hopes, dreams and relationships. We can work indoors, outdoors, on the phone and with creative techniques to find the most helpful way for you to unpack and explore your experiences and concerns.
I believe that we are all doing the best we can with what we understand and have available - the more we understand about ourselves, the more choice we can have over our life. The counselling process provides a safe space where I accompany you as a non-judgemental and compassionate “fellow traveller”, helping enable you to understand how you feel, identify how your thoughts and beliefs have come to be, where you would like to be in life and how you might get there.
I am particularly interested in how nature can be a source of inspiration to understand our own life cycles and processes. I work in a way where we consider the wider world around us (people and society, other living beings and our physical environment) as being important in understanding our experience of life.
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 existential, ecotherapy / 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.
I am currently also training as an End of Life Doula.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£45 per session (50 minute session)
In person, including indoor, walking or outdoor therapy, and telephone counselling.
I also offer a fixed subsidised rate of £30 per session through the Mates in Mind scheme and for student counsellors.
I offer a free initial (telephone or online) session to discuss how we might work together.
We discuss availability during our initial call (including frequency, location & time)
COVID-19 UPDATE -
I am currently offering indoor, outdoor and telephone counselling.