Shelley Allen

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Radstock, Somerset, BA3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, welcome to my page, I am Shelley, a dedicated and compassionate professional counsellor. I have worked for over ten years as a Parent Family Support Adviser in schools, where I have been helping and supporting both children and their families through a range of situations. I also worked as a Forest School Leader and have seen the therapeutic benefits of spending time in nature.

Seeing how important mental health is on life's journey inspired me to develop my skills further and I chose to retrain as a counsellor.

I have a small private practice, where I offer short or long term person-centred counselling for adults and young people. I am happy to work either face to face with clients in my garden room or if it is easier I am happy to work online.

I work with any emotional or mental health issues such as stress, depression, bereavement, loneliness, family issues, life changes or transitions with a special interest in anxiety and eating disorders.

I also offer Walk & Talk therapy which allows us to take the session outside and into nature. 

I have cultivated a holistic approach, that values each client's unique journey and fosters a safe space for exploration and healing. I have studied and worked with a number of different approaches to counselling which allows me to bring a variety of ideas to your sessions and may help deepen your understanding of yourself and your behaviours.  

I am only too aware of how easy it can be to feel completely overwhelmed and how difficult it can be to ask for help.

By opening up and talking it may enable you to find clarity, new direction, develop inner strength and resources to grow a more positive outlook for the future or enable acceptance and resilience in your current situation. 

Please email me if you have any questions, or if you would like to arrange a free 20 minute initial consultation. I look forward to hearing from you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
  • Level 3 Forest School Leader
  • Tuning into Teens Practitioner
  • Foundation in Drawing & Talking Therapy

I completed placements in both In Charley's Memory and also SWEDA. I continue to work in SWEDA as a Freelance Therapist. 

I have also completed CRUSE Bereavement Training.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

I offer a free initial 20 minute introduction session to see if counselling is the right thing for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

During my training, I took part in Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorder Association (SWEDA) Eating Disorder Training. This has enabled me to develop an understanding of eating disorders. I also completed the CRUSE Bereavement training.

I have worked for many years as a Parent Family Support Adviser working and supporting children and their families through many situations. 

Oakhill, Radstock, Somerset, BA3

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Doxy
Shelley Allen
Shelley Allen