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ABOUT ME AND MY WORK

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ALI
HAYWARD

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I am a qualified, insured, and supervised Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist available for both online and in-person sessions. I take part in regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) learning.

 

I have worked with adults facing a diverse range of challenges, including bereavement and loss, domestic abuse, disability or health-related issues, caring responsibilities, agoraphobia, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), low self-esteem, personal identity, personal development, ethical polyamory, non-monogamy, church hurt, unconventional relationships, discrimination, Covid/Pandemic trauma or concern,  and spirituality.

I have had the privilege of working with individuals from different backgrounds, valuing and respecting their unique journeys, including other disabled people and primary carers. 

 

Diversity and Equity 

While I provide therapy services to everyone, I am particularly passionate about working with individuals from diverse, minority, oppressed, or marginalised communities and groups. I wanted to become a therapist specifically to be able to do this and provide a warm, safe, relevant, professional, and ethical service - where our mutually diverse lived experiences are naturally integrated from the outset, rather than treated as an afterthought. While I may not know everything, I am committed to being an ally, and have lived experience of mainstream discrimination in many forms. All are valued and welcomed here.

Qualifications: 

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Distinction (2023) 

  • Award in Counselling Skills and Theory (2020) 

  • MA in English Literature: Creative Writing (2017) 

  • Award in Education and Training (2016) 

  • BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Media (2014) 

Memberships and Registration

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In my work, I adhere to the BACP 'Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions,' prioritising the best interests of each client.  

Additionally, I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), ensuring the secure and confidential handling of all information in compliance with data protection regulations. 

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‘We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.’  

Maya Angelou

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