Alison Sutcliffe Counselling in the Catford, Forest Hill & Sydenham area

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About Me. BACP

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and I have been working with clients since 2009. I've worked with clients through a variety of challenging experiences in their lives including, but not limited to: abuse, anger, anxiety, depression, loneliness, relationships, shame, stress, feeling stuck, trauma. I’ve completed specialist online training in order to provide Online Counselling. I am a Person-centred counsellor – this means that I believe that every person is unique and has the ability to grow towards their own full potential.

About Me. LGBTQ

My work

I work in an LGBTQ+ Affirmative way - I welcome all people regardless of how they identify themselves. Beyond this, I am continually informing myself about the breadth of cultural backgrounds and experiences that come together to make each one of us unique.

I aim to meet you fully regardless of our differences.

I am dedicated to be the best that I can be, for the benefit of my clients, therefore I undergo regular clinical supervision. I hold full insurance in line with my professional body’s guidelines for best practise: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My details can be found on the BACP Register by searching for me via my name or my Certificate Number 107659 – counsellors have to meet a specified standard to join. If you need to make a complaint about a counsellor the process is found on the BACP website It’s Good To Talk.

I didn’t take a direct career path into counselling. I spent many years working in the IT industry before deciding that I needed a new direction in my life. I signed up for an introductory counselling course. This gave me the personal permission I needed at the time to seek my own personal counselling – the experience was transformative. My initial training, and my positive experience as a counselling client, motivated me to proceed further and complete my full counselling training.

I am also a member of The Association For Counselling And Therapy Online (ACTO) – all members uphold the highest ethical principles in their online practice. My details can be found on ACTO Seeking A Therapist by searching for me via my name.

About Me. ACTO

I am ‘recognised’ by Aviva Health Insurance, AXA PPP Healthcare and BUPA therefore you can access my services through your healthcare insurance.

I also provide Online Counselling for Off The Record's Online Counselling Service.

My qualifications

Most recent first:
  • Working with survivors of sexual violence - RASASC 2017
  • Diploma in Online Therapeutic Counselling - Online Training For Counsellors 2015
  • Making Trauma Therapy Safer - with Babette Rothschild 2015
  • General Cert in Online Counselling Skills - Online Training For Counsellors 2013
  • Diploma in Practitioner Counselling Skills (person-centred approach) - City Lit 2010
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills - City Lit 2008
  • Time Limited Counselling - City Lit 2008

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