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Hi, I’m Alison and I am a fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and accredited member of National Counselling Society (NCS).
I'm an integrative therapist which simply means that I've had training on the broad range of therapeutic models (including psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, humanistic, CBT etc) and can therefore use the appropriate tools and techniques to help and support you with your specific issue(s). However, my core approach is Person Centred which just means that your needs are placed at the centre of the counselling relationship, you set the agenda, and my role is to support you in a warm, supportive and non-judgmental manner as we work together to untangle your issues and develop a more positive future pathway, making decisions that you feel are right for you.
On a more personal note, whilst my own children are now all adult, with their own young families, I also understand the pressures of juggling parenting with work and all the other roles we have to take on in life.
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Mental Health First Aider
I'm an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society MNCS (Accred), who in turn are regulated by the Professional Standards Authority.
This means that I adhere to the strict ethical standards of this membership body, providing a route for redress if required. As a member I am required to have insurance for my work, monthly supervision by a trained, accredited supervisor and have a minimum of 30 hours CPD per year.
I am also registered with the Information Commissioner's Office ensuring your personal data is protected and only used in accordance with the terms of the counselling contract.
This is all done to ensure that your safety and welfare is protected at all times.