Louise Allen

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Faversham, Kent, ME13 7JE
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About me

I am an integrative therapist (counsellor). Through listening to you talk about what is troubling you, I work alongside you to understand how you are experiencing life right now. I provide a warm, accepting and open space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, and move towards greater self-awareness and fulfillment. I offer both indoor and outdoor counselling, including walking/movement/being still outdoors therapy.

I work in a way where we focus on how you are experiencing life right here and now, making connections - where relevant - to experiences from your past. I support you to lead your counselling in the direction that feels right for you. I use existential ideas to explore themes of responsibility, choice, freedom and meaning in life, and we focus on tuning into feelings in your body to help process your experience.  I may offer to bring in creative techniques to explore particular issues which can bring a new perspective on what you are experiencing.

I view the counselling process as an opportunity for you to become more aware of your thoughts, feelings and experiences which provides the opportunity to open up and grow – rather like an unfurling fern. My role in our counselling is similar to a fellow traveller. I will accompany you on your “journey”, working with you to create a space in which we can attempt to fully understand your experience and the things that are dissatisfying or holding you back from where you want to be. I bring my knowledge, experience, intuition and perspective into our work, and together we can find the “tools” that help you gain greater awareness and choice in how you live.

We exist in relationship with others, including other humans and the "other-than-human" world (plants, animals, landscapes, the seasons) and I believe exploration of these relationships as equally valuable in the therapeutic process.  As humans, we have a tendency towards certainty and control for a sense of safety - therapy helps gently open up space for not knowing and being open to that which is not within our control, and the richness, growth and fulfillment this can bring.

I am particularly interested in how nature can be a source of inspiration and wisdom 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. Depending on how interested you are in working with nature and the other-than-human world, we can invite in the natural world around you as a "co-therapist" in our work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and Wild Therapist, and a Professional Accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

I am particularly interested in existential, ecotherapy / outdoor and walking therapy, along with other creative ways of working. 

Additional training includes; Existential Courage, Relational Depth, Telephone Counselling, Working Creatively Online, Working Creatively with Transitions, Creative and Somatic Parts Work, Wild Therapy.

I have also completed Foundation Training as an End of Life Doula.

Member organisations

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Wild Therapy / Outdoor therapy / Walking therapy

Life transitions

End of life, death and dying

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£55 per session. Sessions are 60 minutes

In person, including indoor, walking or outdoor therapy, and telephone counselling. 

I also offer a small number of subsidised sessions (from £35 on a sliding scale up to £55) for student counsellors or those on low income.

I offer a free 30 minute initial call to discuss how we might work together.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

We discuss availability during our initial call (including frequency, location & time).

Further information

I am currently offering indoor, outdoor and telephone counselling.

Apotheca, 13 West Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7JE

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I can adapt contracts and other information to meet any accessibility needs. The indoor space I use is not wheelchair accessible. Working outdoors, we can work together to find an accessible and appropriate space.

Online platforms

Zoom

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Louise Allen
Louise Allen