About Me

Alison PhotoI believe passionately in the potential of therapy to help us to make the changes we are wanting to make in our lives and feel privileged to be part of that process with the people I work with.

I studied for 4 years and hold a Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling with Distinction, and I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as a therapeutic practitioner (membership number 755199). The BACP is the UK’s largest professional body for the counselling professions. All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice, and a Complaints Certificate Procedure.

I have experience of working with a range of issues both privately and within the NHS. I am empathic and non-judgemental in my approach and believe in the importance of providing a safe space for individuals to explore issues and find what is right for them. I work with a range of issues such as work-related stress, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem and relationship problems. Whilst I specialise in Person Centred counselling, my approach is integrative and is guided by the needs of the individual.

In addition to my qualification, I obtained a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills endorsed by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.

I realise how important and difficult it is to choose and approach the right counsellor and how daunting it can be to take that first step.  Therefore, your first appointment does not commit you to a number of further counselling sessions. Our first meeting will be an assessment of your difficulties, an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have and will, hopefully, help you decide if counselling is the way forward for you.

Sessions are 50 minutes long and an initial appointment is charged at a reduced rate of £35.

A standard fee is £60 per session.

You can make a payment by bank transfer prior to the start of the session or at the beginning of the session.