Patricia Allen

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MBACP (Accred). COSRT, UKRCP Reg Psychotherapist. PGCE
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Wirral, Merseyside, CH63
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About me

 I am an Accredited Registered Psychotherapist,
 CBT Practitioner
 Qualified Counselling Supervisor
 Psychosexual Therapist
 Hypnotherapist
 Senior lecturer in Counselling Studies

I have 18 years experience and over 18,000 hours supervised clinical practice working with teens, adults, couples & families.
I am a general Member of COSRT - The College of Sexual and Relationship therapy & currently
I am an accredited member of BACP – British association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I run a private practice from my home in Bebington on the Wirral. I do provide home visits which carries an additional cost.
My experience includes,

 4 years experience Primary Care Counsellor within the NHS
 10 years experience working with Employer Assisted programmes including critical incident response work.
 10 years experience in Family support and Outreach services.
 13 years experience as a Lecturer in Counselling studies
 22 years experience in education and training around mental health and wellbeing

I have spent much of my career working in the supporting field, in a range of different roles. I have a passion about the well being of people. My model is broadly humanistic and integrative. I also practise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Hypnotherapy & Psychosexual therapies. I believe that the therapeutic alliance and developing a trusting relationship with a counsellor is key to helping any person to grow and make positive changes for themselves. Over the years, providing therapy to individuals, couples & families, I have developed a compassionate interest in relationship and intimacy issues and have undergone further training in this field. .

I believe that education is a factor in all of our wellbeing & personal development and that learning about yourself, and the human condition in general terms can be empowering to both individuals and couples, and can help them to meet their fullest potential. Historically I worked in Family support, where I led parenting programs for struggling families with young children, then later in my career I returned to the family support arena as a therapist, this time I began working with the self esteem and confidence issues that interfered with parenting ability. The focus was around an assumption that happier parents make for happier children and families. I found this work very rewarding.

Alongside this, I was a Lead Trainer for West Wirral Step 2 mental health for the NHS . I devised and delivered a range of psycho-educational programs for adults with mental health issues. The focus was to improve access to psychological services across the Wirral. I was able to support patients with coping strategies & emotional support whilst they were on waiting lists for NHS therapy. I worked with issues such as low self esteem, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders etc.
Recently  I was a Senior lecturer at a Further Educational College for over a decade, where I taught on a range of different Counselling and CBT programmes up to qualification Level 5. I also worked as an External Assessor, and External Verifier for the Counselling and Psychotherapy Qualification Awarding Body CPCAB.

Please feel free to call me to discuss your needs. We can arrange a free telephone consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Grad Certificate Psychosexual Therapy – UCLan
 Basic Sexual & Relationship Therapy
 Relationship Models & interventions
 Diversity of Psychosexual needs

Post Grad Certificate in Counselling studies – University of Chester
 Counsellor as a theorist
 Therapeutic Group Work
 Counselling Supervision Theory

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training – Manchester Metropolitan University

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (Level 5) (CPCAB)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4) (CPCAB)
Diploma in Psychosexual skills & Theory - Open College ( Distinction)
Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 3) (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling skills (Level 2) (CPCAB)

Level 5 Award in Management - Institute of Leadership & Management
Level 3 Certificate of Professional Development in Work with children & young people - Council for Awards in Children’s Care and Education
International Association of Infant Massage – Certified Infant Massage Instructor.
Certificate in Hypnotherapy skills & Theory

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Psychosexual Therapy


£60.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

Individuals -

Individuals - 9-4 pm £60 per 50 min session

Individuals - 5-7pm £65

Couples - 9-4pm £85 per 60 min session

Couples 5-8pm £90 per 60 min session

Counselling Supervision Sessions

Individuals £75 per 90 minute session or £50 per hour

Group Supervision rate £100 per hour (Max 4 therapists)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Special interests include;

Psychosexual problems include sexual performance issues such as erectile disorders, vaginismus, pain during sex, intimacy issues, arousal disorders etc

Relationship Therapy, including diverse sexual lifestyles

Wirral, Merseyside, CH63

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Therapy takes place on a ground floor room. Bathroom facilities on the first floor.


In person

Supervision facilitates the supervisee’s (The Counsellor/Therapist’s) own explorations and development of their way of practice through a relational way of working.

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Patricia Allen
Patricia Allen