Alana Sketcher

Alana Sketcher

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Salisbury Green

Salisbury Green SO31
Sessions from £50.00


  • Concessionary rates


As of W/C 15th April, I have availability Tuesday am, pm and Wednesday am. 

About me and my therapy practice


My name is Alana, I am a fully qualified Humanistic Counsellor based at Watt Health in Salisbury Green.

With immediate effect I have space on a Tuesday am or pm and Wednesday am. I also have some online availability outside of these hours so please message me if this is something you would be interested in.

I believe that nothing is more important than the relationship between client and counsellor and therefore my main aim is to offer you a space where you feel comfortable and safe to be able to talk and work through your feelings. Working in a humanistic way means that I can offer you a space to talk through anything you wish without agenda, putting you at the centre of your counselling experience.

I found my way into counselling through a varied career which has enabled me to work with a wide range of people and see firsthand the complexities that people face within their personal lives. I have worked at HMP Winchester, supporting inmates serving their sentences by delivering courses to them. I have also worked at a large secondary school as part of their pastoral team, undertaking roles such as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Head of Year. On top of this I have also worked in theatres where I have delivered a range of projects within the community.

Working in these environments means I have had to function in a non-judgemental way, and this is something that I carry with me in my counselling sessions.

As well as having my own private practice, I currently work as a school counsellor with children and young people aged between 10-16. Alongside this, I also counsel young people aged 11-19 at a charity based in Eastleigh. Previously, I have counselled adults at The You Trust in Portsmouth. 

Practice description

Sessions are £50 and payment is due in advance, 48 hours before the session. If sessions are cancelled with less than 24 hours advance notice, payment will be charged at the full session rate. 

My first session

I offer a free 20-minute consultation on the phone to provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions to help you decide if I am the most appropriate counsellor for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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