Alison TaylorIntegrative counsellor
People often seek psychotherapy because they are feeling overwhelmed or are experiencing some kind of emotional pain. Issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, low self esteem or anger are often the symptoms of past traumas and experiences. I offer an opportunity to identify and overcome these or other difficulties you may be experiencing.
My approach is integrative which combines psychodynamic and person centred counselling. Psychodynamic therapy can help explore and understand how these difficult feelings have been shaped by past experiences and relationships. Thoughts and behaviours can be looked at using a person centred approach to increase self awareness and confidence by looking at how we communicate with others.
I offer a warm, non-judgemental and confidential environment from my counselling room, which is in a secluded location between Sarratt and Chorleywood. My aim is to provide a respectful and supportive setting to explore these difficult areas. I can work face to face, online via Zoom or over the telephone if preferred.
The initial 30 minute consultation is free and can be either on Zoom or over the telephone. This time is used to establish if we are able to work together and whether counselling feels right for you.
During an initial assessment session, we can explore the reasons you have decided to seek support at this time and agree the focus of our sessions together.
If you feel we may be able to work together, please contact me either by email or telephone. I am able to work short term or long term depending on your needs.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
My fees are £50.00 per session.
I offer an initial free 30 minute Zoom or telephone consultation
Concessions offered for student counsellors
Training and qualifications
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Registration Number 390062) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. The BACP is the leading professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (Membership Number NCS21-02263). The National Counselling Society is a programme set up by the Government to improve standards and safety. It holds a register of counsellors that is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
I hold a Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Level 5 CPCAB Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
I also take part in regular Continued Professional Development and training to stay up to date with safe practice.
- Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
- Accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
- £5m Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance cover in place.
- Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Certificates held.
- Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (GDPR).
My practice is located between Sarratt and Chorleywood and is within easy reach of the M25 and neighbouring areas such as Kings Langley, Croxley Green and Watford. Parking is available on my drive.
I am able to blend face to face, online or telephone counselling depending on individual needs. Please note counselling is only offered in the United Kingdom.