Alison decided to follow her dream and start up her counselling business. Pineal Counselling is a counsellor / psychotherapist business offering a mobile facility in Runcorn, Warrington, Widnes and surrounding areas.
Alison’s business motto is, ‘To see the light again, and to feel, without confusion. To end the turmoil and again walk in sunshine.’
Once Alison decided to take the plunge, she took her first steps to business by designing and setting up a website. As well as this, Alison designed flyers and business cards to promote Pineal Counselling. Setting up her own website was the biggest obstacle.
However, after receiving various help from The Women’s Organisation, Alison soon got to grips with the visual aspect of her business. The Women’s Organisation helped Alison to create flyers and tackle the initial daunting financial part of her business.
Alison has gained many qualifications that compliment her business. She has attended Riverside college, Halton and Staffordshire University, attaining Counselling level one and two. As well as this, Alison has recently achieved her Foundation Degree in counselling.
Business is currently going slowly for Alison but she has high hopes for things to progress. The best thing about running for own business is ‘Arranging the timing to suit myself (weekends off).’
So far, Alison feels ‘Brilliant!’ about what she has achieved since starting up her business. In terms of the future, Alison hopes that once she has achieved her BSc Hons, her business will continue to progress.
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