Patricia Allen MBACP (Accred). COSRT, UKRCP Reg Psychotherapist. PGCE
07596455628 / 07596455628
I am an Accredited Registered Psychotherapist, CBT Practitioner & Qualified Counselling Supervisor with 10 years experience and over 7000 hours superivised clinical practice. I am a general Member of The College of Sexual and Relationship therapy & currently studying MSc in Psychosexual Therapy. I run a private practice from my home in Bebington on the Wirral.
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, I believe that the therapeutic alliance and relationship is key to helping a person to grow and make positive changes for themselves. That said, I also believe that education is a factor that can assist in empowering individuals to meet their full potential. I work with a huge variety of conditions and am able to tailor therapy to suit the individual needs of the client.
Like I have mentioned, I have a strong passion for education, historically I led parenting programmes for struggling families with young children, later in my career I returned to the family support arena, working with esteem and confidence issues in the parents. The focus around the assumption that happier parents make for happier children. Currently I am a Senior lecturer at a Further Educational College where I teach on a range of different Counselling and CBT programmes up to qualification Level 5. This is something I find very rewarding.
My work experience includes;
• 4 years experience Primary Care Counsellor
• 10 years experience as a Lecturer in Counselling studies
• 10 years experience in Family support and Outreach services.
• 11 years experience in education and training around mental health and wellbeing
I am able to work with focus and within frameworks agreed by both organisation and client. I have a good knowledge of and network with other support sources and agencies in the area including Primary care services and Social Care. I have good experience of working with child protection which has required assessing, supporting and being involved with care planning for children in vulnerable situations, working preventatively.
To Date I have accrued over 7000 hours of supervised clinical practise which includes work as a Counsellor and as a CBT Practitioner. I have achieved accreditation from the BACP & I am currently working towards senior accreditation at BACP. I actively use my spare time to further my academic understanding of my work and to consolidate my therapeutic practise.
Training, qualifications & experience
Msc Psychosexual Therapy - Current
Post Grad. Certificate in Counselling Studies
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT-L5) (CPCAB)
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training
Institute of Leadership & Management – Award in Management
Counselling and Psychotherapy central awarding body – Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Diploma in Psychosexual skills & Theory - Open College ( Distinction)
Counselling and Psychotherapy central awarding body – Level 3 certificate in Counselling Studies
Counselling and Psychotherapy central awarding body – level 2 certificate in Counselling Skills
Council for Awards in Children’s Care and Education – Level 3 Certificate of Professional Development in Work with children and young people.
International Association of Infant Massage – Certified Infant Massage Instructor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling/ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Sessions
Individuals - £40 per min session
Couples £60 per session
Counselling Supervision Sessions
Individuals £60 per 90 minute session
Group Supervision quotes available upon request
FREE Work and information sheets provided.
Hypnotherapy available upon request.
What is Counselling?
Counselling is a talking therapy which is accessible on an individual, couple, group and family basis. Counselling can help you with a number of problems you may be encountering in your life. It is an opportunity for you to express thoughts and feelings about your personal difficulties in a non-judgmental atmosphere and look at ways of working through those difficulties. I would not be offering advice, but rather helping you to understand your life better and make changes which are right for you.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking therapy. You are given additional items to look at either in the form of homework or experiments between sessions.
What happens to the information we talk about?
Any personal information discussed in the sessions will remain confidential. There are some exceptions to this, and these are related to the law and to the protection of both yourself and others, in particular children. This will be made clear to you at your first session, when a contract will be agreed between you and I. You will be given a copy of this contract which is designed to help and protect you, and which does not in any way tie you to the counselling service, which you are free to terminate at any time. All notes made are kept locked and secure.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer appointments on the following, Evening & Weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Supervision facilitates the supervisee’s (The Counsellor/Therapist’s) own explorations and development of their way of practice through a relational way of working. I offer a conceptual model of supervision which provides a container where the supervisee can be supported, validated, inspired and challenged in order to promote growth. It is also an arena providing the teaching of skills and theory, providing models and understanding.