Thanks for stopping by here. Perhaps you feel stuck or unsure of what you want but have a feeling that something isn’t right? Perhaps you’re feeling anxious? Maybe you’re questioning a relationship? Or feel you’re having trouble making a big decision? Has someone important to you died and you’re struggling with the emotions around that?
I’m Alison and I am a Person-Centered trained psychotherapeutic counsellor. So what does that mean? Well, it means I believe we all have a deep innate ability to find our own answers and the therapeutic relationship offers the opportunity to work together in a safe, accepting and non judgmental way to help you understand yourself better. As well as, increase your awareness of yourself, your world around you and why you feel the way you do. I want to hold that space for you, that perhaps you cannot hold yet for yourself.
I will not give you advice and I will not tell you what to do. I will ask questions as I accompany you on your path to understand your world and how you fit in it. It is important to acknowledge that I work with you to explore this at your pace.
I work predominantly outdoors, incorporating the healing power of Nature . As well as, the environment around us into the therapeutic relationship. You can see a video of me here to “meet” me. I also work indoors in my office near Hinckley. As well as, online so you have the flexibility and freedom to choose between these options what works best for you.
Help Ease Any Worries
To help ease any worries you may have about starting counselling. I offer a free 15-minute enquiry either by phone or by zoom to see if we would be a good fit to work together and for you to see how comfortable you feel talking to me. Please do check out my FAQ’s which may answer any questions you have.
I have several years experience working with clients, all with different needs. I work predominantly with
- Self Concept (how you view yourself)
Other areas I have experience of working with are;
- Cancer diagnosis and treatment of self and others
- Relationship difficulties
- Fertility issues
- Bipolar Disorder
- Sexual abuse
I have volunteered at LOROS hospice, I have worked at the Sycamore Counselling Service in Nuneaton and in private practice in the Leicestershire area. I work with individuals 18 years and over for short or long-term work together and before that I worked in a Doctor’s surgery and previous to that in the Automotive sales industry.
I am fully qualified, a registered member of the BACP. I am a qualified Online & Telephone Counsellor, a certified Natural Mindfulness Guide. I am fully insured through Howden Insurance and registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office).
Green Space Therapy and Counselling is an inclusive service that embraces diversity.
I am regularly refining my approach to counselling through further training, regular monthly supervision and my own personal therapy. This enables me to keep my work effective and ethical with my clients. Most recent further training undertaken; Nature Connectedness, Working with relational trauma, Climate Anxiety, Exploring Race and Diversity.