About me

Hello and welcome

My name is Sibell and I feel passionately about counselling, where I have witnessed the power of talking and being heard, time and again.

I am a qualified Humanistic counsellor and work with children, young people and adults. I offer a warm, professional and confidential service where I work to the ethical framework and guidelines of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I attend regular professional supervision and I am committed to Continued Professional Development.

Who do I work with and how?

I work with all ages from 5 years up. I have art materials, clay, sand trays and toys in the room for younger clients and for those who would like to try working creatively (no matter what their age). There is also a comfortable and peaceful seating area for those who would prefer to talk over a cup of tea.

Sessions last for 1 hour and are led by the client, meaning that it is up to the client to decide on how and when they engage with counselling and any activities in the room; I believe that by building a trusting relationship with clients, will allow any issues to surface when the client feels ready.

I offer both short and longer-term work depending on each individual's requirements. I regularly gain feedback from clients to ensure that they are getting the most from our sessions.

How can counselling help your child?
There are many occasions where counselling could benefit your child, whether there is a specific problem or if you have noticed sudden changes in their behaviour and sociability. Counselling can help give your child the space to safely explore what is happening for them. Younger children will most likely do this through the medium of play, art or storytelling. By either acknowledging what is happening or expressing it through play, your child can be helped to solve and move past any issues that are hindering their development and happiness.

How can counselling help you?
Whether you are a young person, parent or adult, counselling can help you to express and acknowledge the difficulties that you are facing or the issues from your past that are holding you back. I provide a safe and professional space where I warmly welcome you to explore and understand what is happening for you to help you to move on to a more satisfying and happier place.

Contact me
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment please contact me on 07751 639 985 or email me: sibell@awakeningsnottingham.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Psychology. I am trained to Master degree level in Counselling with children and young people.

I have many years of experience of working as a counsellor, including in both primary and secondary schools, as a Childline counsellor, as well as working with young people and adults within the NHS and in my own private practice.

I have a special interest and experience of working with people who hear voices / experience things that others do not; anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, relationship issues and bereavement (including suicide survivors).

Types of issues I have worked with:

  • Hearing voices/experiencing things that others do not
  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Relationship issues
  • Bereavement
  • Suicide survivors
  • Disabilities and illness
  • Family problems
  • Cultural issues
  • Trauma
  • Unresolved issues from past
  • Depression, low mood, sadness
  • Separation/Parental separation
  • Domestic violence
  • Abuse of any kind: physical, emotional, sexual
  • Sexual assault
  • Bullying
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • Loneliness
  • Education problem
  • Friendship problems

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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Additional information

My fees are £45 for 1 hour.


Please contact me for my availability


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
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Sibell Ali

Sibell Ali