Ali Hayward

Ali Hayward

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Sheffield

Sheffield S1
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


I have session availability.

Due to the nature of my work I work varying hours including daytime, evening and weekends. I strive to answer all contact within 48 hours at the most.

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I’m Ali (she/her). I’m a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor living in Sheffield. I offer a warm, welcoming, compassionate environment, whether online, on the phone or in person, where you can explore your feelings without feeling judged, criticised or labelled.

The main approach I use is Person-Centred therapy, supporting you as you explore your personal challenges, emotions, beliefs, behaviours, and worldview. Through this you gain more awareness of your choices, working towards freedom from anything that may hinder your progress and achieving the self-empowerment you desire. In addition, as an Integrative Therapist I incorporate different therapeutic ideas and relevant approaches based on your unique needs and circumstances, while offering empathy, compassion and effective support.

Regardless of all the many different Therapy Theories and approaches, when it comes down to it, I think of our work as journeying together for your choices, freedom and self-empowerment.

Diversity and Equity

While I provide therapy services to everyone, I am particularly passionate about working with individuals from diverse, minority, oppressed, or marginalised communities. I wanted to become a therapist specifically to be able to do this and provide a warm, safe, relevant, professional, and ethical service - where our mutually diverse lived experiences are naturally integrated from the outset, rather than treated as an afterthought. While I may not know everything, I am committed to being an ally, and have lived experience of mainstream discrimination in many forms. All are valued and welcomed here, and I have had the privilege of working with individuals from different backgrounds, valuing and respecting their unique journeys.

My first session

 I understand first-hand the challenges of finding the right therapist and starting therapy. That's why I aim to provide you with the information I wish I had known when I was searching for my own therapist years ago. I want you to feel informed and comfortable with your decision to work with me. Please take your time to explore my website (link above), and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if you'd like to arrange a friendly, no obligation complimentary 20-miniute introductory/exploratory session (online or phone), so we can say hello and see if we want to work together. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Narrative therapy, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

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How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy