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The Listening Post C.I.C

Community Counselling Service

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Our Team

Counsellors

Alison Cunningham

Integrative Counsellor BACP Registered

Hello, My name is Alison.

I'm a part of the Listening Post CIC's team. Thank you for taking the time to look through our website. 

I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

I believe everybody is unique and individual, as such a one size fits all approach does not work. I work from an integrative approach, tailored to work with your needs.

This enables you to gain the most out of counselling and achieve what you want to achieve.

I offer a relaxed atmosphere where you will be able to examine your thoughts and feelings without being judged and where I will help you to find your own way at your own pace.

I have experience working with both children and adults, dealing with many different needs and issues.

Natasha Prajapati  

Person Centered Counsellor  BACP registered

My name is Natasha Prajapati and I am a member of The Listening Post CIC's team of counsellors. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. (BACP)

I am a person centred counsellor, this is a client led approach. I believe in respecting a client's autonomy, you bring your own agenda into the sessions. I do not offer advice but I listen without judgement and I am with you along your journey to hopefully finding your own solution to the presenting issues. I provide a safe and confidential space to facilitate this.

I believe promoting good mental wellbeing is essential to everyday life, it enriches our relationships and aids our success.

I have experience working with both children and adults in a variety of issues, using both talking and practical based techniques. 

Placement Counsellors


We have Placement  Counsellors. These are student counsellors in their final year towards qualification. 

Everyone is fully DBS checked, insurance, a member of the BACP ( British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)  and attends Supervision regularly. 

They work using a variety of methods, but most importantly work in a non judgmental way to bring you a safe place to explore and resolve your issues.

Whatever your situation, They would love to work with you to help you resolve your issues. 

Practice Manager - Amanda Pinches [email protected]


Amanda is our Practice Manager and looks after the day to day running of our agency

She deals with most inquiries at The Listening Post in a reliable professional matter. Including those interested in volunteering for us on reception.

When Amanda is not being on Reception or answering inquiries, she is busy applying for funding and ways to fund raise or meeting with other organisations to develop links and ways of working together.

CPD Development & Facilitator  - Ri Punt 


Ri Punt is a counsellor, lecturer and supervisor working with member s of the public, counselling trainees and both student and qualified supervisees.

Ri believes that the clients students and supervisees have the answer within themselves and that she is a catalyst to change and knowledge, using various techniques and challenges to enable everyone to be the best they can be.

Ri has worked with children and young people, Domestic abuse survivors, perpetrators of abuse, young offenders, and military veterans. Ri’s wide experience spans 20 years of working within the community, both therapeutically and as a youth and community practitioner. Most recently Ri has been working exclusively online with young people, and in private practice. Prior to this. Ri was involved in the teaching and development of student counsellors, running a BA Hons Counselling Programme.

Ri has a MSc in Military and Global Veterans as well as Post graduate teaching and counselling qualifications. Ri is also an experienced and degree qualified youth and community worker. She is passionate about counselling and broadening participation and access to services. A committed facilitator and counsellor, she relishes opportunities to aid the development of counsellors and the emotional wellbeing of communities.

Ri offers sessions using traditional face to face sessions, but also phone and skype sessions.