Alison Reed Richards


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07766 382541

Contact Alison

Therapist - Langport

Langport TA10
07766 382541
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Life for any of us can feel difficult, tedious, confusing or painful at times; my firm belief is we each have within ourselves the capacity to make sense of our life experiences, our emotional responses to them, and so bring about positive change - what we need, and all deserve, is the kind of environment which enables us to do that. 

My hope and intention is to provide the warm, accepting, supportive environment within which to rediscover, nurture and encourage that seed within. In providing a supported space - set apart from the routine of life - I am offering both an invitation and an opportunity to explore and reflect upon whatever (past, present or future) is causing you anxiety or concern, working together to bring about the change you desire.

Practice description

Based in Curry Rivel, Mid-Somerset, equidistant between Glastonbury, Yeovil and Taunton and within easy reach of the M5, my therapy room is on the ground floor therefore easily accessible for most. 

Most usually face to face, now, during the Covid pandemic, all sessions take place using online platforms. 

My experience includes working with adult individuals (17+) in areas which include, amongst others, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss (including the hidden loss of early miscarriage, abortion, the end of an affair), overwhelming confusion, emotional & sexual abuse and its impact on our present day living, relationship issues. I work integratively utilising my knowledge and understanding of various therapeutic models to work in a way which best suits you.

Essentially a Talking therapy not everyone finds talking easy; it can be hard to find the words to express how we feel. In such instances we can explore alternative ways of finding expression - drawing, imagery, dreams, paying attention to our physical tensions and habitual gestures, visualisation, fairy tales, toys, natural objects. 

My aim is to treat you with respect and consideration holding all things gently and confidentially with the firm belief you will begin again to experience life in all its fullness.

My first session

First appointments are a useful 'getting to know each other' experience: exploring something of what you need support with, how we might work together to your best benefit, giving you the opportunity to decide whether you feel comfortable enough to continue working with me.  And if you do wish to work with me we will confirm details (dates, times, terms & conditions) for future appointments.

First sessions last approximately 45 minutes (at the reduced flat fee of £20). Subsequent sessions will be an hour long.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Career coaching, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

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

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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