Here you will be able to find out about my therapeutic approach and understand more about the process of counselling. I believe you as a client, should be at the heart of the work we do together, enabling you to understand yourself better, experience acceptance and validation, as well as the freedom to explore what you need to move forward.

About Allie Hack

Hello! My name is Allie Hack, and I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer one-to-one counselling, to support you through whatever you are facing, a listening ear and a space free from judgement.

The power of counselling, I believe, is being able to speak freely, expressing who we are without fear of judgement. The Humanistic Integrative approach means you are at the heart of the work we do together.

Together We Will

What happens to us shapes us, forms our beliefs about ourselves and impacts our thoughts, actions and attitudes moving forward. We can all feel stuck, overwhelmed, putting on a brave face to friends, family and colleagues, whilst feeling very different inside. Experiencing difficulties can be exhausting and leave us feeling alone and not knowing where to turn.

Counselling, talking therapy and psychotherapy provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to help process how you are feeling, the challenges you are facing and your journey. You may have identified behavioural patterns that no longer serve you, but you don’t know how to change, leading to feeling disillusioned and frustrated. Talking therapy allows you to look at what may be holding you back, understand what might be causing low mood, motivation or anxiety and lead you to feeling back in control of your life.

“Kintsugi is the Japanese art of ‘golden repair’. It offers the hope of restoration and a new unique piece in place of the old.”

MY Practice

As a Humanistic Counsellor my service is focused on your therapeutic needs. I use various theories to help you explore and understand the challenges you face. I work with adolescents and adults. I cover Dorset and Hampshire and am based in Highcliffe close to Christchurch, Ringwood and New Milton. I also counsel clients online, which may suit clients further afield.

Person-centred counselling believes all people should have autonomy and are capable of change and growth. As your counsellor I will help you bring awareness and understanding to your unique situation. By offering you empathy and being non-judgmental I encourage a journey of self-exploration, encouraging you to grow, change and realise your future potential.

I provide an environment that is warm, friendly, supportive and confidential, which is free from judgment, allowing you to work through whatever you face. The foundation of counselling is the belief that by understanding ourselves more deeply, and becoming more self-aware, we can find our own answers. It is my privilege to go on that journey with you, process things you have found challenging or difficult and help you access your own solutions.

At times in our lives, we can face difficult circumstances, from future uncertainty in our late teens and early twenties to relationship challenges, the impact of pregnancy and post-natal depression, loss, separation and divorce, as well as the changes of menopause and retirement. No issue is too large or small, if it is weighing on you then having the opportunity to speak to someone independent of these situations can be liberating, allowing clarity of thinking and self-awareness. It would be a privilege to work with you.

If you would like to book an appointment or arrange a call to talk through your needs, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. I will get back to you within 24 hours.

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."

Carl Jung

"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light."

Brene Brown

"The act of revealing oneself fully to another and still being accepted may be the major vehicle of therapeutic help"

Irvin Yalom

"We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know."

Carl Rogers