Alison Hepworth

Alison Hepworth


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07858700563
Website

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Therapist - Bury

Bury BL8
07858700563
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

I offer appointments which are flexible to suit your work and family commitments - this includes late evenings and Saturday mornings.

Mon     9.00 - 6.00 

Tues     8.30 - 9.00

Wed     9.00 - 6.00

Thurs   8.30 - 9.00

Fri        10.00 - 2.00

Sat         9.00 - 12.00

About me and my therapy practice

I am a professional senior accredited counsellor with over 17 years experience working in the healthcare sector.

 I am also a clinical supervisor working with counsellors, students,  well being practitioners, specialist nurses and other psychological caring professionals.

Many of the people who come to me for help struggle with personal worries and concerns that stop them from living happy & fulfilled lives. Anxiety and depression are common problems and can massively affect self confidence and self esteem, which in turn affects relationships, work and happiness.

My core values are compassion, ethical and professional practice and a real desire to help people reach their potential.

         “Talking therapy can change your life” …. It really can.

I am trained in several approaches -

➢ CBT - this approach looks at how your thoughts affect your feeling and how this then affects your behaviour. (This approach is recommended by NICE guidelines for depression).

➢ Person Centred - this therapy help you to get in touch with your feelings and can be powerful in helping with self development and understanding yourself; working through your issues.

➢ Clinical Hypnotherapy - helps with a wide range of issues -  anxiety, stress, trauma, pain, poor sleep, weight loss, giving up vaping/smoking, fears & phobias e.g dentists, flying, exam nerves and public speaking. (fees for hypnotherapy are from £60).

Your first session will be an assessment and together we will agree a personally tailored plan, perhaps using a combination of interventions. Effective therapy usually takes several sessions and the willingness for you to engage .

Therapy is confidential unless there is a safeguarding concern.

Parking is off road and totally private.

My first session

I offer a free 1/2 hour initial meeting for us to meet and  discuss how counselling (and hypnotherapy ) can  help you achieve your goals. Also to make sure I am the right counsellor for you, it's important that you feel we have a good rapport and that  I have the skills to meet your particular needs.

Our first session is an assessment where we can explore your worries, concerns and decide how best I can help. Together we will agree a treatment plan; therapy is likely to be a combination of counselling, clinical hypnotherapy and perhaps NLP - depending on your individual circumstances.

What I can help with

Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Bury

Bury BL8
07858 700 563
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

I offer flexible session times to help fit in with your work, family and study commitments including evenings and Saturday mornings.

I also offer supervision by Zoom / Skype video.

About me and my therapy practice

“I have a real commitment and desire to promote and develop the Counselling profession”.

I have recently been a manager of a BACP accredited service and  have worked in the healthcare sector for over 17 years. I  have now established a busy private practice . I work with adults  and have extensive experience helping people with anxiety, depression, self confidence & self esteem, health related issues and complex bereavement- all the significant life challenges.

I qualified as a Counselling Supervisor at Chester University (2014) and fully meet all the BACP competencies and skills. I currently supervise both experienced counsellors and student counsellors (approved supervisor with Salford University & Bolton University) and so I am used to working with different levels of competencies.

Your experience with me will be ethical, supportive and educational putting the client at the heart of our work along with your well being and professional practice. I am naturally an encourager and aim to develop you to be the very best you can be.

I am able to help you with BACP accreditation application if needed.

I believe that the relationship with your supervisor is very important and forms the basis of good ethical practice and support. I am happy to arrange a free ½ meeting to discuss your supervision needs and to find out if ‘we are a good fit’.

I can offer evening, daytime or weekend sessions.

Fees £60 for 1 ½ hr session

Call me now to book an appointment 


My first session

I offer a free 1/2 session to discuss your supervision needs and to make sure we have a good rapport. I want to understand how you work, your place of practice and what you need / want from a supervisor. I work within a structured model which supports you, your clients, your development and ethical practice.

Choosing a supervisor is an important decision and I will do my very best to make the experience enriching, educational and supportive - and of course ethical.

What I can help with

Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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