Accessible Counselling

 

 

Please find information below about online accessible counselling with me - Alison Lawrence. You are very welcome to email me at alisondlawrence@gmail.com for more information or to arrange a trial online counselling session.

Counselling costs range from £10 to £33 per session and are based on individual financial circumstances , please do email me at alisondlawrence@gmail.com

You can also find me on facebook at Accessible Counselling- Alison Lawrence

Contact number UK 07746 295462

 

 

 
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About Alison Lawrence

  Counsellor

The online counselling that I offer comes in 3 overlapping stages. It will include regular reviews of what you want to achieve from counselling and what you are finding useful within the counselling relationship.

Stage 1

This stage is about creating a safe space to explore your current thoughts, emotions and life situation while considering how they may relate to experiences in your past. This can include open questions as well as discussions about your current mood levels and discovering what you would like to achieve from the counselling.

Stage 2

This will involve a more in-depth look into issues that we have identified and how patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving in the past could be affecting your current life experiences. This stage may also involve some homework tasks.

Stage 3

The counselling can then consider personal actions and strategies to empower you to move forward and build towards your goals and improving your well-being. This includes the option for more goal focussed counselling where we discuss moving towards a specific goal and strategies to achieve it. This stage will include a discussion about progress towards your counselling aims and an assessment of your emotional level. During this stage we work towards the end of counselling and creating a post counselling action plan.

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About my Psychodynamic Counselling style

 Based on Malan's Triangle

Based on Malan's Triangle

There are a very wide range of counselling styles available. At the core they all aim to provide a safe place for you to talk about your self and areas of concern or distress in your life. Psychodynamic counselling started from the work of Sigmund Freud and has developed from there into a style of counselling that listens to experiences in your early life, your current life and your experience of the counselling relationship.

The style allows both client and therapist to observe learnt patterns in behaviour, emotions and thinking that may be unhelpful in managing the demands of a client’s current life. The aim is to look for hidden patterns for example in repeated experiences, emotions and behaviours to increase self knowledge. I then work to apply this knowledge to work towards the counselling aims.

If you would like any further information on different counselling styles you can consult the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy website.

More infomation about me

I have a degree in Psychology from the University of Southampton.

I have a Counselling Skills certificate and a Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling from a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) approved training course.I have a Certificate in Online Counselling via Online Training for Counsellors Ltd. (CPCAB accredited). 

 My BACP membership number is 807616 and I work to their ‘Ethical Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy’ including the supplementary ‘Working Online’ guidelines – bacp.co.uk. I am also a member of Association of Counselling and Therapy Online  Membership number 307. I am fully insured for counselling work.

I have considerable experience working in different roles with adults who have physical or sensory disabilities, learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD, mental health conditions, fatigue issues and autism spectrum disorders. In addition to experience of the effects of life events and caring roles on individuals.   I am passionate about creating equal opportunities for all individuals.

 I work with Individuals aged 18 years and over.

Counselling sessions arranged via email alisondlawrence@gmail.com .

Payments for sessions can be made via Paypal or bank transfer and must be made in advance of the counselling session.

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