About Me

Hello and Welcome!

My name is Alison and I would like to welcome you to my counselling, psychotherapy and supervision practice.  My office is located on the edge of Preston City Centre and is easily accessible by car or public transport. I provide counselling and psychotherapy services to adults 16 years and above. 


I will offer you a safe and comfortable space in my office in Preston City Centre for discussions and explorations of your issues and difficulties.

I have a non-directive approach and believe strongly that clients are experts in their own experience. Through building a trusting and collaborative relationship, listening without judgement and with empathy and in a safe and comfortable space, my hope is the client will move forwards towards the change that they desire.


I have over 30 years working with people who may be experiencing a wide range of personal difficulties or life experiences. I spent many years working as a Mental Health nurse working in a range of NHS settings. I have taught Health and Social care related subjects in Higher Education. Leaving my nursing career behind, I entered the world of counselling, volunteering for a local charity and now within my private practice.


  • Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • M.Sc in Mindfulness Studies

  • M.A in Human Resource Management

  • Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Interventions

  • Post-graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision

  • Post-graduate Certificate in Education (Post-Compulsory)

  • B.Sc (Hons) Psychology

  • Registered Mental Nurse and Registered General Nurse (Retired)


Professional membership


I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I follow the BACP Ethical Framework. You can be assured that the service I provide is of a high standard. For more information please see


Office 4

The Watermark Business Centre

9-15 Ribbleton Lane




Tel: 07734581560

E-mail amspeakman@btinternet.com

Mon - Fri: 9am - 10pm

​​Saturday: 9am - 5pm

​Sunday: 12md - 5pm

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