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About Me

Alison Bickers MBACP (accred.)

Having gone through many of my own difficulties in the past and being sceptical myself I turned to counselling for help. I was amazed at the difference it made to all aspects of my life and this experience inspired me to train to be a counsellor in Worthing so that I could help others in the same way. That was 14 years ago and I am happy to say that I still love my work, I’m passionate about learning more both professionally and personally and I feel immensely privileged to be in the position to help others reach their full potential.

I am now qualified in integrative counselling and high intensity cognitive behavioural therapy which means that, in addition to counselling I am able to offer evidence based interventions for a variety of difficulties including anxiety disorders and depression. If you are wondering what the difference is between counselling and CBT and which would be most suited for you please read the specific pages for each or contact me to talk it through.

Being accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) means that I must adhere to their ethical framework for good practice and that in order to retain my membership and accreditation I undergo annual checks to ensure that I continue to meet the exacting professional requirements of the BACP. I am also a member of the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies.

My experience so far has included working in a number of schools throughout West Sussex helping children overcome emotional problems, running mindfulness groups as a counsellor in Worthing and working for the NHS adult mental health services and and eating disorders service as a psychological therapist.

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Qualifications:

Post Graduate Diploma inPsychological Therapy (CBT)
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy
Introductory Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
BACP accreditation

Certificate in Therapeutic Communication with Children
Certificate in Coaching Skills
Julia Buckroyd certificates in counselling with Anorexia, Bulimia and Compulsive Eating.

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