Alison Bloomfield | Accredited Counsellor | Lancing | NCPS

Alison Bloomfield

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS20-01282

Location: Lancing

Mates in Mind

I came to counselling through all my previous ‘helping’ roles.
These being: Working with ‘hidden victims of crime’, (as a volunteer for the probation service), working with the homeless as a listening ear and supporting parents and children in a welfare role at a primary school for 12 years.
I have always been the person people come to if they are worried, seeking clarity around a particular issue or requiring support generally.
Whilst this is an honoured position to be in, it held great responsibility. This led me to train as a counsellor, (and hypnotherapist), so that I could carry on supporting people in a
way that maintained boundaries within the context of an ethical framework.
I am an integrative and psychotherapeutic counsellor and understand that people are diverse and complex.
Because ‘one size’ never fits all, I tailor therapy to the individual needs of the client, using a warm, non judgemental, and blended approach.
I also incorporate an holistic element to my work, focusing on a person’s overall wellness not just their issue.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Hypnotherapy.
    Working Directly with Trauma: Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming and Visual Rewind Technique.
    Working with Creative Art Therapy.
    Using Hypnotherapy with Children and Young People.
    Awareness in Bereavement Care Foundation course.
    I regularly attend Continuous Professional Development in order to reflect best practice and ensure my skills are up to date.
  • What I can help with
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Children / teenagers
    • Depression
    • Driving tests
    • Emotional issues
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Tinnitus
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
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