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Alison Thorpe

Alison Thorpe

Qualified person-centred counsellor & focusing practitioner

MNCS (Accred)

About me

Hello and welcome. I'm a warm and approachable counsellor, offering sessions in person and online or over the phone. Maybe you're feeling stuck, or unfulfilled, scared with all that's going on in the world, or feel low or hopeless. Perhaps you feel alone or struggle with worries. Maybe you can't speak about what's happened to you, or how you feel about yourself, for fear it is too much or too heavy or too unacceptable for someone to hear. Or you feel people won't accept you if you share how things really are?

Clients have told me how safe and relieving it's been to share experiences with me, and find relief, feel better or take some steps forward in life. I work with childhood trauma, including sexual abuse, and work in a trauma-informed way. I also teach and facilitate a straightforward but deep practice called "Focusing", which is a way of tapping into our inner life so we can heal what's harmed us or held us back or what society or other people have led us to believe and feel about ourselves. You can book sessions to learn and experience focusing or have counselling with me.

Who I work with

Adults and older people

Training, Qualifications and Experience

I have a Diploma in person-centred counselling, from City Lit, London (2017) and I am a qualified Focusing Practitioner with the British Focusing Association

I am insured to work with people as a counsellor and focusing teacher. I’m a member of the National Counselling Society and abide by their ethical framework.

Areas of counselling

  • depression and feeling low

  • feeling stuck

  • self-criticism or self-sabotage

  • anxiety and worrying

  • bereavement

  • childhood trauma including sexual abuse

  • dissociation

  • loneliness and social isolation

  • work or the lack of work

  • identity issues

  • gender identity

  • low self esteem, lack of confidence

  • addictions

  • hearing voices

  • self-harm

  • growing older

  • and more

Type of sessions offered

  • Face-to-face

  • Online (Zoom, Skype)

  • Telephone

My fees:
  • Initial session (50 mins) £25.

  • Ongoing sessions £50 (online), £55 (in person).

I sometimes have cheaper slots available if you are on a low income, or a counselling student.


To make contact, please click the contact button below. All emails received are confidential.

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