Alison Chadwick

Alison Chadwick


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07585 288270

Contact Alison

Therapist - Bury-St-Edmunds

Bury-St-Edmunds IP31
07585 288270
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Are you struggling with a specific thought, memory or situation, maybe feeling a little lost and wondering about finding someone to talk to? Would you like to try to begin something?

I offer free 25-minute session, without any obligation for you to continue or enter into therapy. This creates an opportunity for you to contemplate whether working together might feel comfortable and if you would like to consider beginning to tell me your story.

I have adapted my therapeutic practice during the Covid-19 pandemic to provide a safe, meaningful alternative to face-to-face work. As a qualified online and telephone counselling practitioner, I can offer confidential support - giving you the option to access therapy from a comfortable space of your choosing, at a flexible time, to give support that 'fits' with your life and is yours to use as you need.

Practice description

My counselling approach places the therapeutic relationship at the heart of our work together. The fundamental aim of my practice is to offer you reliable kindness, with honesty and unwavering acceptance. I believe that only if you feel safe within a supportive therapeutic experience can you begin to trust and share what is concerning you.

Perhaps we can all sometimes get a little caught not knowing who we really are, we may still be influenced by the relationships we experienced. This can affect how we attach and interact with others and what we truly feel.

If you are feeling a little 'stuck' we can look what you might like to try to 'let go of' to feel more authentic and live with greater ease. Along your journey I will be alongside you and aim to match your rhythm at a respectful pace - which I hope feels right for you, with genuine compassion and the steadfast courage to hold the depths of all your thoughts, needs and painful feelings.

My aim is to create a space where you may grow stronger from what challenges you and heal through real, empathic connection, to find refreshed, hopeful solutions for the difficult issues you may be experiencing.

Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Counselling (Integrative) 1st

Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling

HE Certificate in Counselling & Interpersonal Skills

Awareness in Bereavement Counselling

Leadership & Management

My first session

We will talk through your intake questionnaire, your contract and your online counselling agreement. I will give you an outline of how I work and offer space for you to ask about any aspects of my practice. I would be curious to understand why you are considering therapy and what you would like to gain from counselling.

I work within the parameters of the BACP’s ‘Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions’ and the BACP’s ‘Guidelines for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy.’ I will explain how the content of our sessions are held confidentially between us. I will define what the exceptions to confidentiality are - and where I may be legally, ethically or morally bound to act in order to keep you or others safe from serious harm. I also have a responsibility to attend professional supervision to discuss my practice, where I may confidentially share some elements of our work together.

At Integro Counselling, where I practice in partnership with Helen Cain, we are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Information you provide will only be used in accordance with the privacy statement available on our website. We hold a licence with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) our licence number is: ZA815346.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Loss, Obsessions, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

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