Alison Westmacott

Alison Westmacott


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07900409948

Contact Alison

Therapist - Orpington

Orpington BR6
07900409948
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I offer face-to-face, online and telephone counselling.

About me and my therapy practice

Talking is a healing process.

My aim is to provide you with a confidential, safe space where you can express yourself without judgement.

Our relationship, and how it develops, is so important and I aim to give you time and space to explore your feelings, grow in confidence and develop self-awareness that you can take forward with you and use in all areas of your life.


Practice description

I have experience of working in low cost and IAPT services in South London and have been an Aspirations counsellor for a local branch of a national charity. I am an integrative counsellor and therefore able to match a therapeutic model to your needs.

I work both long term and short term with clients. I will accept your feelings as valid and help you steer your way through them. I work with close awareness of the connection between the mind and the body and can offer support for a wide range of mental health issues.

My practice is based in the Orpington area close to Orpington station and on the 61, 353, R2, R3 and 208 bus routes.

My first session

I am aware that starting, or re-starting, the process of counselling can be daunting. After initial contact we will arrange a telephone assessment session during which we can discuss what you would like to get from counselling and answer any question you may have about the process. We can then decide if it will be helpful for us to work together. If we both decide to proceed we will arrange for 8 sessions initially, with a review session before this initial term ends. In our first counselling session we will contract for how we are going to work together and go through confidentiality and terms of the counselling agreement.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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