My name is Alison Wilson and I hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling and am accredited by the B.A.C.P. I worked extensively in the NHS with people with psychological distress until I did my counselling training.I receive regular supervision for my work and attend workshops, seminars and conferences to update myself on current practice within counselling.
My practice is based at home and I provide a quiet, caring, confidential and non-judgemental setting to allow you to work through your difficulties."
"My work with Alison has been life-changing and I feel as though our work has helped me understand myself more deeply and enabled me to work more effectively in my personal relationships. Initially I was very nervous about attending and worried that I might be changed into someone my loved ones would no longer recognise. However I need not have worried as I found Alison to be honest and approachable I did not feel judged by her only supported in our work together. The road has not always been easy, sometimes it has been very painful and emotional and yet I feel wholeheartedly that Alison has been there with me, through the rough and the smooth. Thankyou Alison for helping me to make the difference.
What can counselling offer you?
I can help you to develop a better understanding of yourself leading to having more confidence and better relationships. Regular meetings over a period of time provide a safe space to talk and resolve underlying anxieties.
What to expect in your first session
The first meeting will be to understand what you would like help with and talk about how counselling could help. Thereafter counselling meetings are 50 minutes long.
In the initial meeting, I will do my best to put you at ease because I am aware that starting counselling can be challenging. Talking about the past, especially difficulties in childhood, can help to make links with and understand current concerns. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, betrayed, confused, angry, stressed, overwhelmed or apathetic. You may have work related problems.
Together we will work through your issues and get a deeper understanding of how they affect your relationships.
What kind of therapy is on offer?
I offer short-term or open-ended counselling sessions. Working with a wide range of psychological and emotional distress including:
- psychotic disorders
- relationship difficulties
- adoption issues
- post-natal depression
- eating disorders
My particular specialities are in dealing with issues about divorce, separation, step families and adoption.
I work with all ages including adolescents, adults and elderly clients.
I can also help with a range of mental health problems including mood disorders, eating disorders and the effects of trauma.
Finally, I am able to see older people in their own homes or in residential homes. This is to talk about their current situation and help with relationships with their family.
I can work with people with a wide range of mental health problems and coping with trauma, including following abuse. I can also address issues concerned with mood disorders and eating disorders. I also work with clients with a terminal illness and with the elderly.
"My work with Alison has been life changing and I feel as though our work has helped me understand myself more deeply and enabled me to relate more effectively in my personal relationships. Initially I was was very nervous about attending therapy and worried that I might be changed into someone my loved ones would no longer recognise. However, I need not have worried, as I found Alison to be honest and approachable; challenging but accepting. I did not feel judged by her only supported in our work together. The road has not always been easy; sometimes it has been very painful and emotional and yet, I feel whole heartedly that Alison has been there with me, through the rough and the smooth. Thank you Alison for helping me to make the difference."
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor in 2005 and have been counselling clients both in the state and private sectors.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial assessment for £40.00
Thereafter it will be £40.00 per session
For clients on a reduced income £ 25 per session
Week days until 8pm Please leave a message on voice mail if I am not answering your call.
I live a 10 minutes walk from Epsom Downs Station.
I can travel to your home for the sessions if you are unable to access transport, are elderly or living in a care home, or if you are receiving palliative care at home.