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mindmatters@btinternet.com

 

07761 061610

Ali Shepherd

Counsellor

About me

I believe, that it is one thing to listen to someone when they speak, but it is another to truly hear what they are saying. In sessions my aim is to offer true warmth and honesty so that we can work together in a trusting therapeutic relationship.

I can offer you a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space, my full attention and support to look at any emotional, social or mental health issues that you wish to bring. 

Working together, at your pace, we can explore what is troubling you, uncover any root causes and identify specific ways of thinking. We can then look at identifying what you need, create some strategies to help reconcile your issues and find ways of coping.  

I am an integrative therapist; this means that I draw on different approaches to inform our work together. Therapy can be long or short term, dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, shame, blame, guilt, relationships, trauma, bereavement, low self-esteem and self-worth. 

 

Training, qualifications & experience

My clinical and personal experience has been working with survivors of trauma, abuse and sexual violence, grief and the impact of medical issues. Also I am passionate about offering support to anyone affected by the menopause, the implications of which can be overwhelming.

Qualifications 

  • CPCAB Level 5 Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (current) 

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling 

  • Introduction to Counselling Young People Stage 1 (BACP) (2023)

  • Counselling Tutor- Certificate in online and telephone counselling 

  • Enhanced DBS check - 2022

  • ICO registered 

Areas of counselling I deal with:

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer ,Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, Depression, Discrimination, Domestic abuse, abuse, Family, sad, Generalised, Health anxiety, Loneliness, Low, Low, Menopause, Mental health, Older people's counselling, Panic attacks, Physical abuse, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),Redundancy, Seasonal affective disorder (SAD),Self-harm, Separation anxiety, Sex problems, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma & Work-related stress

Therapies offered

Sessions & Fees:

  • Sessions are 50 minutes long

  • Sessions are charged at £50.00 (Concessions offered for trainee counsellors.)

  •  I offer face to face or online counselling 

  • I offer a free introductory session, of 30 minutes, so that I can explain how we will work together and also for you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

  • Please do contact me to discuss any further information I can offer.

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