Alison TillPerson-centred/humanistic counsellor
It is important to choose a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable, in order to help you make the positive changes you want in your life and improve your emotional well-being.
Talking can usually help to gain clarification and resolution; to help you move on with your life in a positive way.
There are many different reasons for seeing a counsellor and I appreciate how big a step it is for anyone to decide to see one. Some reasons can be:
- Relationship Difficulties
- Are relationship issues making you feel alone or isolated?
- Are you feeling betrayed?
- Bereavement or Loss
- Has a recent loss or bereavement made things seem more difficult to cope with than usual?
- Are these feelings of grief stopping you from doing your usual things?
- Are you experiencing difficulty getting to, or staying asleep?
- Are you putting on a brave face to the world, which is masking your true feelings?
- Work Stress
- Are you experiencing stress at work?
- Are deadlines, or an overwhelming workload causing you feelings of anxiety, lacking in motivation, energy and enthusiasm?
- Do you feel criticised by others, or feel you are not ‘good enough’?
- Personal Development
- Are you feeling stuck?
- Are there some changes you want to make in your life?
Counselling is a very personal process and sometimes it is necessary to talk about painful feelings or difficult decisions. It may be easier to talk about personal, family, or relationship issues with a person who is not a friend or family member.
I provide individual counselling based in North London: Angel Islington (EC1V).
5 minutes walk from Angel tube station (Northern Line). Buses from: Highbury and Islington (N5) / Archway (N19) / Holloway (N7) / Angel (N1) / Barnsbury (N1) / Clerkenwell (EC1A) / Barbican (EC2Y) / Old Street (EC1V) / Kings Cross (N1C).
Issues often worked with
Training and qualifications
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP (Accred).
I am a practitioner member of the Association for Person Centred Creative Arts (APCCA) and also a tutor for the Introduction to Person Centred Creative Arts Course.
I volunteered for three years as a Bereavement Counsellor at CARIS Islington Bereavement Service and am an accredited professional of the Foundation for Infant Loss. I provide bereavement support to anyone affected by pregnancy loss and the death of a baby.
I am also a Mental Health First Aider. We ALL have mental health. Just as we all have physical health. I believe breaking down the stigma of talking openly about our mental health is key, and I am proud to provide support for others’ well-being.
Working Creatively and Therapeutically with Art
I offer image work in our sessions if that is something of individual interest. There are no expectations of being an artist, the focus of the work is on using art forms to work with issues to enable change and growth on a personal level.
If working with images is something of interest, with an issue you are working through it may be helpful to use an image to explore this in a different way. Some awareness that can arise from working with an image can be:
· Understanding relationship dynamics
· Inner strength