Pauline Allen Ad Prof Dip PC Counsellor/Psychotherapist Reg MBACP MNCS (Accred)

Pauline Allen Ad Prof Dip PC Counsellor/Psychotherapist Reg MBACP MNCS (Accred)

Greater Manchester


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About me

Therapy is an opportunity to talk about your concerns and issues in a way you may not be able to do with family and friends; working in confidence and in a safe environment to make changes in your life and improve your well-being.

I practice from an integrative model of psychotherapy with a strong relational focus and having a person-centred condition of acceptance, genuineness and unconditional and positive regard at the heart of my practice.

I specialise in both short-term and long-term psychotherapy. I work with clients who experience a wide range of psychological and emotional issues. Areas I work in are: Depression, stress & anxiety, self-esteem & confidence, anger-management and Bereavement & loss (death, divorce, health losses).

I am also an Infant Loss Professional working with bereaved parents who have lost their baby due to stillbirths, miscarriages and other issues related to childbirth and Bereavement. I feel this is an area of Bereavement that is so needed in the NHS and to offer support to parents during and after their loss. To provide practical help and information that they need at a time that is so traumatic.

Therapies Offered

  • Person-centred Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Infant Loss Bereavement Therapy

I specialise in Grief Counselling and continue to work for Cruse Bereavement Care on a voluntary basis.

I am an Infant Loss Professional Bereavement Counsellor Accredited with The Foundation for Infant Loss.

I have a great deal of interest in Mindfulness for which I'm trained in and continue to practice myself.

I am also a professional Hypnotherapist and integrate techniques accordingly in my counselling and Hypnotherapy practice.

If you choose a Hypnotherapy programme, this usually occurs over 3-6 sessions, scripted to your individual needs. This helps to break unhealthy thoughts patterns and habits, to bring about positive subconscious change through a process of relaxation and through this process, helping you to remain in control.

I work transparently at all times and at your pace in a warm and empathetic manner. The sessions are relaxed and confidential.

However, I do not specialise in Couples Counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Dip PC -2015
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad Prof Dip PC - 2017
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Dip Hyp CS - 2015
  • Professional Training In The Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness- 2017
  • Cruse Bereavement Care: Awareness in Bereavement Care Training- 2015
  • Cruse Bereavement Care: Safeguarding- 2015
  • The Foundation for Infant Loss Training - 2018

Additional Training

Cruse Bereavement Care: Sudden & Traumatic Death and Suicide - 2015

Place2Be: Art & Play Therapy Workshop - 2016

Place2Be: Safeguarding Training - 2016

Place2Be: Helping Children Tell Their Stories - 2016

Plac2Be: Children Emotional Wellbeing- 2016

Place2Be: Working with Metaphor - 2016

Place2Be: Working with Difference & Diversity - 2016

Place2Be: Attachment Theory & Self Awareness in the Counsellor- 2017

Plac2Be: Group Work - 2017

Place2Be: Hidden Harm1 Alcohol & Drug Addiction - 2017

Place2Be: Hidden Harm 2 Alcohol & Drug Addiction - 2017

Place2Be: A Systemic Approach to Addiction Action on Addiction Training - 2017

GMMH NHS Foundation Trust: Living with Eating Disorders - 2017

GMMH NHS Foundation Trust: Understanding Medication Used to Treat Menal Health - 2017

GMMH NHS Foundation Trust: An Introduction to CBT - 2017

The Foundation for Infant Loss Training: 2018

NCS: Ethical Practice - 2018

GMMH NHS Foundation Trust: Living with Self-Harm - 2018

GMMH NHS Foundation Trust: Living with Anxiety & Depression - 2018

Cruse Bereavement Care: More than Words: Loss & Bereavement Awareness - 2018

GMMS NHS Foundation Trust: Building Self Esteem - 2018

GMMH NHS Foundation Trust: Advocacy in Mental Health - 2019

GMMH NHS Foundation Trust: Living with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) - 2019

GMMH NHS Foundation Trust: Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - 2019

GMMH NHS Foundation Trust: Facilitating Self Help Groups - 2019

Counselling North West: Compassion Focused Therapy - How to develop a Compassionate Self - 2020

Online Therapy Institute - Moving your Practice online - A brief Course for Counsellors - 2020

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in Bereavement Counselling and loss of any kind including Infant Loss Bereavement.

Children Counselling ( Art & Play Therapy).

Hypnotherapy (Self-Esteem & Confidence, Work Stress, Weight loss, Relaxation Techniques).



Free initial consultation over the telephone. This gives us the opportunity to meet and discuss your requirements and expectations of counselling.

Counselling £50 per hour (Weekdays). Payable by cash or cheque at session.

Hypnotherapy £60 per hour. Payable by cash or cheque at session.

Reduced fees available for students on Counselling course.

Fees negotiable for unemployed, students and seniors. Please get in touch to see if I can assist you via telephone or email.

Cancellations can be made up to 24 hours in advance of appointment, otherwise, payment in full will be required.

  • I offer concessions for low income groups
  • I offer concessions for key workers

Further information

I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance. I hold an enhanced DRB Disclosure which allows me to work with all age groups.

I am very committed to my continuous development as part of the BACP's Ethical Framework. I attend regular Supervision to enhance my skills and ethical practice as a Counsellor. I adhere at all times to the Ethical Standards laid down by the BACP.

I am also an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and a Professional member of the Hypnotherapy Society (MHS).

I am a registered member of the BACP. (Reg. no. 308981).

I am based in Whitefield/Prestwich and only a few minutes away from J17 of the M60.

There is car parking by the entrance of the building and at the rear of the building.

I work in a safe and confidential space with respect and empathy for my clients.

Please email or telephone me for appointments. Please leave a message and I will contact you within 24 hours.

I am available:

Monday-Friday 8am-8pm.

Please contact me for other appointments and I will try to be flexible where possible.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M45

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Available Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm. Please contact me for other flexible appointments at weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme