Trust in Counselling & Therapies


Allison Hartman MBACP

Qualifications

BSc Hons in Counselling and Psychotherapy (ongoing)

Level 4 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Professional Practice

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling

Continuing professional development - working towards BACP accreditation

Current DBS on update system

Experience in working with young people (14 plus) and adults.

I worked for Salford Education for 16 years with young people aged 14-16 in a life coaching and advising position helping them to make decisions about their future.

Salford’s Safeguarding Training (Level 2)

Individual

Life seldom goes along without the occasional challenge: however, challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming.  The choices you make, or indeed those missed opportunities, can leave you feeling despondent.  If your daily life is being affected by your thoughts and feelings and you want to change this, counselling can help.

Bereavement, relationship breakdown or problems at work can lead to stress, anxiety and depression which make you feel worse.  Negative thoughts and overthinking can impact your ability to make even simple decisions, often causing you to question everything you do.  Sometimes, your own resilience is not enough, but exploring your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment can be the first step to recovery.

I offer a person-centred approach, a form of counselling which involves listening to you, thinking together, sharing ideas, and giving feedback without any judgement. This process then helps you to make the decisions which relate to your life.

You will not be told what to do, but encouraged to talk openly and honestly in a relaxed and safe environment about the issues which have brought you to counselling.

Young People aged 14-16
If you are feeling sad, angry or confused about something, talking things through with someone can really help make sense of what is troubling you.

You can talk about anything - It might be exam worries, problems at home or school, bullying, boyfriend/girlfriend trouble, loss of a loved one. You won’t be told what to do, criticised or judged in any way. It is about helping you to help yourself.

Counselling is confidential.  No one will know what you talk about unless you want them to or you disclose something that is unsafe or could put you in danger or harm you.  If you are under 16 you will have to have the agreement of your parent or carer to attend counselling. You would be seen on your own for up to 50 minutes depending upon your emotional wellbeing.

Information for Parents/Carers
Young people will have to have the agreement of their parent or carer to attend counselling. You would both be required to attend the meet and greet session but thereafter the young person would be seen on their own for up to 50 minutes depending upon their emotional well-being.  If during a session your child is becoming too emotionally overwhelmed and I feel continuing with that session would not be beneficial to them or compromise their well-being it may be necessary to end that particular session early.

 Areas of counselling I work with
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Work-related stress                         

Bullying                         

Family issues                      

Health anxiety               

Loneliness

Physical abuse               

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Stress                                    

Abuse                                               

Bereavement 

Career counselling             

Depression                                      

Emotional abuse 
Low self-confidence                       

Redundancy                                    

Work-related stress
Self-harm                             

Sexual abuse                                  

ADHD

Anxiety                                  

Bipolar disorder                               

Carer support / young carers
Feeling sad                          

Low self-esteem                              

Relationship problems

Behaviour issues

​Learning difficulties

Childhood Bereavement