Alison Baxter

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Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward in your life, perhaps even broken?  Are difficult thoughts and feelings creating issues for you that you find overwhelming?  

Maybe you yearn for a happier future, free from past issues which present current obstacles to your journey.

I work with people just like you, helping them to find clarity, inner peace and personal freedom.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice
  • Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Practice

Additional training and continuing professional development:

  • Advanced CBT Diploma.
  • Working with Trauma.
  • Helping Clients with Anger Issues.
  • How to Manage Conflict.
  • Working with Depression.
  • Working with Shame.
  • Mindfulness Diploma.
  • Neuroscience Workshop, Polyvagal Theory.
  • Transactional Analysis.
  • Inner Child Healing Diploma. 
  • Online and Telephone Counselling. course 80 hours.
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training.
  • Clinical Safeguarding & Safeguarding and managing risk through digital media.
  • Domestic Violence Awareness & Enquiry.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management.
  • Data Security Awareness.
  • How to Stop Nightmares.
  • Understanding Psychosis & Schizophrenia.
  • Pluralistic Approach to therapy.
  • Existential Contributions to Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I specialise in working with survivors of incest, trauma and abuse and gained my training from a charitable organisation in Newark. Clients presenting issues were varied ranging from physical, emotional, sexual,  domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse.  

I also have 16 years of experience in a high secure hospital as a Health Care Assistant and have extensive experience of mental health issues, and personality disorder.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£55 per 50 minute session.

Free Initial Telephone or Online Assessment Session. 


I currently offer both online (Zoom) and telephone counselling. which allows greater geographical freedom. The option for face to face home visits is currently limited to the Retford area but can be negotiated.

I work with clients both long term and short term depending on their circumstances, sessions are generally on a weekly basis this can however be negotiated appropriately.  There are no restrictions on number of sessions.


My availability is varied including Mon-Friday, weekend and evening work.  Please call or send me an email for more information.

When I work

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Further information

What to expect

I am an integrative therapist which means that I use theories from differing models of counselling  dependent upon my clients presenting issues. This ensures that I am able to adapt my practice to my clients needs and create an individual therapeutic experience.  As the world of therapy is dynamic and constantly changing I also enhance my own practices with current and relevant theories. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adher to their values and ethical framework in my practice.

I believe that everyone deserves to live a rewarding and fulfilling life, many clients come to therapy scared and fearful believing that they do not have the power within themselves to heal.  I named my company YewCan Therapy solutions because I truely believe that each individual client is a survivor and has the ability and inner strength to break free from their inner prison.  All it takes is your commitment and time.  I also understand that often finances are also a contributing factor to the decision to see a private therapist but can you really put a price on your future freedom and happiness?  Drop me an email or call I can help.  Please check your spam folder when awaiting a reply.  

Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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