Alison Caisley MA, MBACP (Accred)
1st Floor (above Roses & Rolltops)
15 High Street
At some point in our lives we all need a helping hand. I offer a safe and confidential environment to support you and identify areas in your life that may be causing you difficulties.A key part of my work is the nature and quality of the relationship. I understand that everyone is unique, and so I work in different ways to encourage you to develop greater insight, awareness, and understanding of why problems have arisen and how change can happen. Our relationship is built on trust.
I am a fully accredited Psycho-dynamically trained therapist with a MA in Contemporary Therapeutic Studies. This enables me to incorporate elements of person-centered, and cognitive behavioural therapies, to work with both conscious and unconscious processes.
Struggling with emotional issues, can impact on the way we move forward, which can cause us to feel frustrated, frightened and apprehensive. Working together we can explore both past and present experiences that may be impacting on your life now. With understanding and empathy we can discover and develop more beneficial coping strategies which may also help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and help you feel calmer about managing your situation.
All of our work together will be confidential. Please feel free to contact me on the number stated to have an informal chat, and make the first step into feeling better.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters degree in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire and am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
I have extensive experience of working with vulnerable adults and young people. Alongside my established private practice, I work for MIND, a mental health charity offering a wide variety of counselling services. I also run groups for clients that may be experiencing depression or anxiety or those who have experienced a bereavement. Furthermore, I have experience of working with young people both in a school environment and a clinical setting.
I have trained at the Anna Freud Centre in Brief Intervention Counselling which focuses on key relationships.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer confidential support to those affected by their work environment
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
50 minute sessions are charged at £50 for adults. Concessionary rates are available for people on low income (subject to availability), and also for children under 18.
I have a particular interest in working with clients that experience suicidal thoughts, self harming behaviours, addiction issues and anxiety.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, early morning and evening appointments available
Types of client