Alison Glaister

Alison Glaister


020 7609 1401 / 07800 881423

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020 7609 1401 / 07800 881423

About me

I have been a practising counsellor in North London for the past ten years and I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which to explore your thoughts, worries, feelings, memories and anxieties. Talking with a person not part of your daily life can help you gain insight and understanding of yourself and relieve suffering.  I am experienced in helping clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, reationship issues, abuse, loss and transition and problems in later life after attending boarding school. I specialise in bereavement, loss and people who feel stuck in their lives and want to move on.  Change can be frightening and difficult.  The aim of talking through problems together is not only to relieve suffering but to enable you to enhance your life and live it more creatively.

I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed number of sessions.  We meet once a week on a regular day and time and therapy sessions last for 50 minutes.  I have a private practise on Monday, Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon.  On Wednesday mornings I am a Bereavement Counsellor for Camden, City, Islington and Westminster Bereavement Service.  I do not work at weekends.

My counselling practise is just off the Caledonian Road.  The nearest tube stations are Kings Cross and Caledonian Road.  I am close to the Overground station so I am easily reached by those travelling from Stratford, the City and the West End.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied integrative counselling at the Mary Ward Centre and received a Diploma in Counselling in 2004.  I have ten years experience as a therapist in North London and have worked for CCIWBS since 2004.

I also trained to be a bereavement counsellor with the Camden, City, Islington and Westminster Bereavement Service in 2004 and completed Bereavement Counselling Training with the Marie Curie Hospice in 2010.

I have attended courses with Nick Duffell on the difficulties encountered in later life after being sent to boarding school at an early age and how it impacts in a negative way on behaviour and relationships.

I am especially interested in bereavement counselling and helping people who find it hard to get over their grief and move on in their lives.

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There is a fee of £30 for the first consultation payable at the first meeting,  I work on a sliding scale and if you wish to have therapy with me we will agree a fair fee of around £30 per session (including missed sessions).  In special circumstances I can offer concessions.

Maps & Directions

London, N1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I am available on Mondays 9-5, Tuesday 9 - 1 and Wednesdays 1 - 5. I do not work at weekends.

Types of client

Older adults
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