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 therapeutic 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, 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 journey to understand your world and how you fit in it and work with you to explore this at your pace.
I work outdoors, incorporating Nature and the environment around us into the therapeutic relationship, you can see a video of me here, I also work indoors in my counselling room in Hinckley and I offer online therapy and telephone counselling so you have the flexibility and freedom to choose between these options what works best for you.
To help ease any worries you may have about starting counselling, I offer a free 15-minute phone call/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.
I have 4 years’ experience working with clients, all with different needs. I work predominantly with
- Self Concept (how you view yourself)
- Cancer Diagnosis and treatment of self and loved ones.
Other areas I have experience of working with are;
- Relationship difficulties
- Fertility issues
- Bipolar Disorder
- Sex after Sexual trauma
I have been a Counsellor for 4 years, having 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 to CPCAB Level 4, a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy , I am a certified Online & Telephone Counsellor, fully insured through Howden Insurance and registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office).
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; Introduction to Taking Therapy Outdoors, Taking Therapy Outdoors at the Centre For Natural Reflection (extensive), Safeguarding, Working with Self harm, Working creatively with Anxiety, Grounding techniques.