Alison Counselling


Online Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision.

Based in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent, accepting online clients UK wide (Manchester, Birmingham, London)

Would you like to feel more confident, and happier in yourself? It takes courage to ask for support, so I will do all I can to make your experience comfortable and beneficial.

I offer online Counselling and Psychotherapy for anyone aged 14 years and up. I also provide clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists who work with children and adults.

I specialise in helping people to: 

  • believe in themselves
  • feel more resilient and better able to cope
  • build healthier relationships

Counselling and Psychotherapy can offer you a safe and accepting place for you to share experiences, thoughts, feelings and emotions in a way that you may be unable to do – for any reason – with friends and family. I welcome you to explore whatever is troubling you, so that you can find a more comfortable way of being.

You are in the right place if you would like to:

  • have a safe and accepting place to share your story
  • have mental clarity
  • feel more confident 
  • be more comfortable in your relationships 
  • achieve your personal goals

About Me

With a degree in psychology, a postgraduate diploma in psychotherapy, and over 15 years’ experience and training in the mental health field, I pride myself on being an ethical and effective client-centred therapist and supervisor. I established a supportive and empowering group called ‘The Self’Belief Project’ The group supports parents to empower their children and teens to feel more confident and have better self-belief. We share resources, tips and activities and support. The aim is to promote open hearted communication so that families feel calmer and more connected.

Alongside my private practice of 8 years, I have worked as a Registered Manager to a residential home for young people aged 15-25, and managed a team in a psychological wellbeing service within the NHS. I have worked with many charities as a Counsellor including IAPT (NHS), Rape and Sexual Abuse Services and Younger Mind. I also set up The Inspire Project, a BBC Children in Need funded therapeutic service for girls aged 14-18.

Visit HERE you would like to read more about me.

My Services

Online Counselling

ACTO and BACP approved Online Counselling offering a confidential and safe space for you to explore your past and present experiences with a qualified professional. You can talk about anything you need to. Learn More about counselling

Therapist Supervision for Counselling

Online Clinical Supervision

I offer supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, social workers and mental health workers using the ‘seven-eyed’ model. My approach to supervision and therapy is holistic and person-centered. Please see my Supervision page for more details.

The Self-Belief Project

The Self-Belief Project started off as a free community on Facebook which was launched in 2020 to support parents. The group offers tips, activities, resources to boost self-belief and confidence in children and teens. Visit the Facebook group here. The Self-Belief project is now growing! Watch this space for courses and memberships!

Alison Hollingshead PgDip, BSc(Hons), MBACP

Life experience, however difficult, makes us who we are today. Counselling can strengthen self-compassion and help us to accept ourselves.


Just wanted to say a huge thank you again for all your support and the work you’ve done with me over the last few months. It’s made a massive difference to me and I really appreciate it.


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Contact Details: 66 King Street, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 1JB

07801 339 989

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