Alison CalladinePsychotherapy & Counselling in Chesterfield and Nottingham

My Background and Counselling Experience

I am an experienced Counsellor & Psychotherapist and a Registered member of the BACP and ensure that the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy guides my practice.

I attend regular and on-going clinical supervision/consultative support for my work in accordance with professional requirements and to ensure that I am working with you to the very best of my ability. I have also completed the BACP certificate of proficiency.

Alongside my private practice I work in a specialist area, as a Counsellor with both male and female survivors of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and sexual violence.

I also teach counselling and confidence building classes/groups.

For over 20 years, I have worked in a variety of job roles in Disability Services, both in the NHS and also in Social Care.

I hold the following professional qualifications:

  • Dip.Therapeutic Counselling
  • PTLLS Teaching qualification
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Relationship Counselling (Couples Counselling)
  • Understanding the Skills of Effective Counselling
  • Introduction to Transactional Analysis

    It has been invaluable to my continued professional development to regularly attend further courses/training events, in order to increase my knowledge and skills.
    Here are a selection:-

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Issues
  • Working with family affected by substance misuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Dissociation
  • Post Traumatic Dissociate Disorder
  • Creative Therapy
  • Domestic Violence & Abuse
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Sexual, Emotional & Physical abuse
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Mental Health
  • Managing anger effectively
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • OCD
  • Healing from the loss of a relationship,
  • Introduction to drama therapy.

    You are welcome to see my portfolio at the commencement of therapy if you wish to do so.

    Regular and on-going clinical supervision/consultative support is central to my work.

    Essential to maintaining good practice is my commitment as a practitioner to monitor my work and keeping up to date with the latest knowledge and responding to changing circumstances. This is to ensure that I am working to the very best of my ability with you.

    I hold full Professional Indemnity insurance.

    I hold an Enhanced CRB Disclosure Certificate.

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