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Allie Outram

MBACP (Accred) . PG Dip . BSc (Hons) . Dip PT



Why do people come for

Counselling / psychotherapy?

As with many in the world of counselling, my interest emerged from needing to deal with my own problems. As a counsellor I would like to journey alongside you, to try to understand your world, to help you identify what holds you back, and to discover ways of being that are more in tune with what you need. Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, you must learn how to let go, release the hurt, release the fear and refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?


People seek counselling and psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues. I have experience working with

clients presenting with:

• Stress

• Anxiety

• Panic attacks

• Relationship problems

• Phobias and compulsive behaviours

• The effects of childhood abuse - physical, sexual, emotional

• Bereavement

• Sexual problems

• Eating problems

• Depression

• Personal development

• Traumatic experience

How I work:

My training is in Relational Therapy. The central premise of the Relational approach is that it is through relationships that we become and maintain who we are, and it is through the therapeutic relationship that personal change can take place. I integrate other techniques in my work, as I absolutely believe that there is strength in diversity. I will use Cognitive, Behavioural Therapy techniques (to assist change in thoughts and behaviours), Transactional Analysis (a theory of personality), and a Person-Centred approach, allowing the client to gain personal insight and bring awareness to how they are able to heal themselves. I also bring my own personal experience of recovering from an eating disorder.

How I hope to help you:

I aim to offer you a supportive, open and trusting therapeutic relationship and a space to share, in confidence, difficulties in your personal life. My desire for you is that this will enable you to be honest about your issues and help you explore and unlock feelings which may have been hidden for years, without fear of judgement or reproach. I will take time to listen to you and to understand your experiences. Painful situations in the present often have their roots in the past. I hope to assist you to uncover hidden links, which in turn may allow greater freedom of thought and action.

Codes of Ethics and Practice

I receive regular supervision for my work, in line with BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) guidelines, and work within the Ethical Framework of the BACP. I possess full professional liability insurance and I am fully DBS checked. In terms of continuing professional development, I attend numerous courses and conferences annually to ensure that I remain a competent, well informed and, I hope, effective counsellor.

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