As an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, I’m trained in many different models of therapy that enable me to tailor my approach to meet your individual needs. I offer a safe, confidential and respectful space where you can explore whatever has brought you here. I’m the founder of Kingston Counselling Collective, seeing private clients and working closely with some fellow therapists to support one another through peer supervision, CPD and a shared workspace. I also run a busy Saturday clinic in Clapham where I offer psychotherapeutic counselling for clients who are unable to attend weekday sessions, and I counsel at Survivors UK – a service for male survivors of rape and sexual assault. Previously I spent several years working as an NHS Counsellor in a busy GP surgery, with a particular focus on solution-based therapy for anxiety and depression, alongside supporting adults who are full time carers for a loved one.
I offer a modern and practical approach to counselling, specialising in self care, identity, self esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, work and relationship issues.
I’m Alison and I’m an integrative-relational counsellor. This means that I have been trained in several different counselling theories which can help you explore areas of your own experience and relationships, where you may be facing difficulties or misunderstanding. You might be looking at counselling because you have experienced great trauma or crisis (past or present), you could be facing confusion as you struggle with day-to-day living – or maybe you feel that you just need to talk to someone.
We can often try and minimise our suffering by comparing it to the pain of others and while this might distract us in the short term, over time we can experience some form of emotional or psychological pain from ignoring our own needs. This can lead to confusion and a feeling of being stuck, as we are unable to fully understand our authentic self. I can help you to gain understanding and awareness of these blocks, which can help you towards realising your own full potential. I can give you the time to fully explore your lived experience and I offer you a quiet, empathic and non-judgemental space where together, we can begin to work through what is holding you back or causing distress.
There is no right or wrong reason to come for counselling and if you feel that you need a helping hand, please contact me on 07847319148 / email@example.com
Is counselling for you? A good counsellor will give you space and time to talk things through, work things out, start seeing things with some new insight and support you to make the changes you would like to.
I work with people looking at how the past can affect the present, what stops them from living more in the present and in a more connected way. People finish counselling telling me that they’ve learnt more about themselves, what was really hurting and what they needed to make things better. Some tell me they have found ways to be kinder to themselves and others and have been surprised that space to talk has helped them to find answers and make changes. Many tell me that the space “just to talk” has felt healing.
People come for counselling for a variety of reasons. They may feel anxiety that they can’t make sense of, have relationship concerns, feel low or depressed, feel stuck or lack interest and motivation in life, feel perplexed how they keep finding themselves in situations that are not welcome, or they may be coming to terms with changes, traumatic situations or loss. Whatever your reason, I hope you will take the first step by getting in touch to arrange a first session.
I have over 12 years of experience as a counsellor in GP Practice, university and private practice. I have 10 years of experience as a counselling trainer. I am a supervisor/professional consultant to those who work in counselling and medical settings. I am a senior accredited member of the BACP.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you have or to arrange a first appointment on 07871423700 / firstname.lastname@example.org
We can have lots of different reasons for seeking therapy. Sometimes we learn from our earliest relationships that difficult, uncomfortable emotions aren’t ‘OK’ so we learn to push them away so we don’t have to feel. Although these strategies can help in the short term, longer term, these strategies end up causing us more pain and suffering, often leaving us wondering where uncomfortable feelings have come from.
Emotions are sometimes difficult to process.
Having a regular safe space to talk with a professional can help you process these difficult emotions safely. Therapy works best when you feel comfortable, listened to, respected, and not judged. I offer a warm and empathic space to explore your feelings. My integrative training enables me to tailor my work to individual clients needs using different therapeutic approaches. I’m a relational therapist, this means I believe this can be one of the most important and therapeutic aspects of therapy.
I have an interest in maternal and post natal emotional health and wellbeing. Feel free to contact me on 07944735467 helenfletchercounselling@
What can you expect from counselling? My training as an integrative counsellor means that I aim to fit my approach to your individual needs. This may involve exploring how patterns of behaviour from your past affect your present life. Understanding how this happens can be an empowering experience. Or you may wish to focus on a specific issue in your life without going into your past.
I aim to create a safe place in which you feel really listened to and all aspects of your life experience are honoured. Counselling provides the opportunity for you spend dedicated time on yourself, exploring your feelings and perceptions with my support.
Issues that I work with include relationship problems, addiction and OCD, adult problems flowing from unsatisfactory childhoods and parenting, anger issues, anxiety and panic attacks, adoption and boarding-school education. I also work with problems arising from bereavement, sexual abuse, questioning about sexuality and gender, low self-esteem and depression. Additionally, I incorporate mindfulness and relaxation techniques into my practice to help with stress management.
I work long and short-term with adults. Feel free to contact me with any questions or to book a first meeting on 07502 210890 or at email@example.com.