Irene Alford

Irene Alford


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07723733911

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Therapist - Stockport

Stockport SK4
07723733911
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I do not work on Sundays.

About me and my therapy practice


****Please note that I am now back working face to face with my clients in my lovely Stockport office.... all Covid-19 risk assessments completed and available on request, online sessions also available **** 

Welcome to Irene Alford Counselling Services. I am an integrative counsellor. My approach is flexible so that it can be adapted to your needs. I work relationally, which means that, through the therapeutic relationship, you are encouraged to explore and understand how early experiences and past relationships impact on your present difficulties.  I seek to create a supportive, safe and respectful space for you to explore your life, as a way to think about how you want to move forward. I mainly work using the Person Centred Approach, however I also work Integratively and am open to looking at what works best for you as a client.


Practice description

I have particular interest in working with people with anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression are both something that can be worked through and understood. My approach is to educate you on Anxiety as well as its causes and explore where its coming from.

I have experience of dealing with a wide range of issues including, low self esteem, historic childhood issues, bereavement & loss. I have worked with specialist organisations dealing with all of the above, as well as generic counselling in the voluntary sector, and am currently employed by 'Talk Listen Change' as well as self-employed in private practice. My professional approach is drawn from in-depth training and professional development in counselling and counselling supervision. I work with individual adults and young persons offering counselling  and am happy to consider EAP work.

If you are interested in therapy with me, please get in touch via email, text message or phone call. I aim to respond to all queries within a few hours. I offer a free initial 20-minute consultation over the phone during which you can give me brief details of your situation and ask any questions you may have. 

My first session

The first counselling session will be to find out what your expectations are and to give you a platform to talk through some of the issues you are dealing with, it will be a getting to know each other session. l will listen as you disclose your concerns and help you feel safe and confident, you then have the opportunity to decide if you want to continue working with me and to ask any questions you may have about my approach. If you agree to continue then we will arrange a weekly slot.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self-harm, Service veterans, Trauma

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Therapist - Stockport

Stockport SK4
07723733911
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I  do not work on Sundays.

About me and my therapy practice

****************YOUNG PERSON COUNSELLOR *****************

I have a passion for young people and can totally empathise with the struggles that they are presented with in today's world.  I offer a calm and welcoming practice space where a young person can express their thoughts and feelings, helping them to manage and contain their difficulties and empower them to make sense of and understand their struggles. By placing an individual's needs first, I tailor my approach to suit each client using a mixture of talking and motivational therapy to promote positive, lasting change.

Practice description

I work with adolescents (11+) in both private practice and schools. I work in a variety of  schools across Greater Manchester.  I am also trained to work online.

As an integrative Counsellor I draw on a wide range of theories and styles, recognising each young person as an individual. 

My first session

After an initial consultation we will work together to find a time that works best for you and your young person (Adolescent)

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited