Alison Rowe


 The aim of counselling is to provide, you the client, with a confidential opportunity to explore personal and relational issues in a safe and comfortable environment.  My role, as a counsellor, is to help you through this process without judgement or telling you what to do.  I will listen and respond with understanding, helping you to explore choices that can make life more manageable.

I value that each client is an individual and that every counselling relationship will be different.  During counselling I aim to build trust and rapport within the counselling relationship, enabling you to feel at ease enough to open up and voice your worries.  I feel the relationship between client and counsellor is central in helping you the client, explore areas of your life that you are experiencing difficulties in.

I believe counselling will take as long as it needs and for this reason I offer short and long term counselling within my practice.   My counselling approach is Integrative and Humanistic, which means I use several distinct modals of counselling to help clients think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions with emphasis on self-development; this approach is client-centred and non-directive.


    • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
    • Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
    • Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
    • Awareness in Bereavement Care: Level 2
    • Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (with BCPC)


I am a MBACP Counsellor and committed to working within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s  ethical framework.

I have also worked, for a number of years, as a volunteer counsellor (working with adults) at a charity run counselling service.

I completed my Diploma and Advanced Diploma in 2007/8 and have since been working with young people in an education setting. I have since completed further training with Bath Centre for Psychotherapy (BCPC).  I have three years’ experience working in bereavement with Cruse Bereavement Care.  Also, for the last couple of years, I have worked as a volunteer counsellor (working with adults) at a charity run counselling service.

I have attended numerous short training courses in working with building self-esteem and building resilience, including BRIEF – Solution Focused Practice and CBT training.


£40 per 50 minute session.

BACP BACP – The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Our Rooms

There are five rooms, all suitable for couples or individual Counselling. One of these is large enough to use for family therapy, groups or training workshops. The therapy rooms are furnished with large leather chairs with cushions, solid oak side tables, classic floor and table lamps, plants and framed photos or pictures of landscapes.

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We are offering qualified Counsellors/ Psychotherapists, Supervisors and Trainers the opportunity to hire rooms.

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre,
23 Bath Road,
SN1 4AS.

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The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, 23 Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4AS
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