Allan turner

BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist

My background

All of my work, with couples and individuals, is "Person-centred". This Approach takes an optimistic view of human nature. All of my work is intended to be a collaboration between clients (or clients) and me. By offering a deep acceptance of the client they do not feel a necessity to psychologically defend themselves. They come to understand themselves at a meaningful level and are less likely to be resistant to change.

I started counselling in 1980, became a clinical supervisor by 1987. I have been a founder member of and held office in various counselling organisations, in the UK and Europe.

My interest has always been couples, which has led me to work with Autistic clients. (I don't use the word "disorder" because I don't view autism as a disorder.) 

For almost 20 years I was the Clinical Director of Counselling Works Ltd, which was forced out of business by the pandemic. All my work now is online and my clients come from all over the UK.

    

Details

Areas of specialisation:
Couples, Adult Autism, Supervision
Independently Accredited:
Registered Member MBACP (Snr Accred) - Registration number 1461
Code of ethics
BACP Ethical Framework
Highest qualification:
Person-centred Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy
Total hours of counselling experience:23,000 hours in May 2021
Theoretical orientation:
Person-centred ONLY
Fee range:
£55 for couples if both are working, reducing to £45 for individuals or if one is not working full time.
Methods of payment available:
Credit or debit card over the phone at the end of each session.
Media of contact:
Zoom. (Partners can be in different places)
Telephone:
07 968 321 898
Email:
allanturner@me.com
Website:
www.allanturnercounselling.co.uk