Alyson Jaffe

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UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer
Available for new clients
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Stanmore, HA7 4BD
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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About me

I work with individuals and young adults (age 16-18 years) in an open-ended way and I offer face to face sessions and some online sessions. My clients bring a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, identity struggles, bereavement and loss etc. My aim is to create a safe, trusting space through careful attunement, listening and empathy. I try to hold a non-judgemental position that I hope will enable clients to explore their emotional world. I use different developmental and relational ideas to consider how earlier trauma impacts a sense of self, as well as current relationships, including the one with me. I believe that unconscious processes, patterns and struggles may impact the way we are and the way we behave. An awareness of how we create defenses at an earlier point to protect us from anxiety or other intense emotional experiences, is also important in the therapeutic work. I might make links between the past and the present, the mind and the body, and sociocultural influences, to try and understand my clients in a holistic and inclusive way. I hope is that this will help my clients to build more of an emotional narrative for themselves, and that they can begin to use their growing confidence in exploring their relationship with me, as well as relating more fulfillingly and authentically in other relationships. I have a particular interest in working with diversity and inclusivity, and I am interested in exploring my clients lived experiences around marginalisation, difference and power structures, including in the therapy room.

Training, qualifications & experience

M.Soc.Sc. (Clinical Social Work)
Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy (The Minster Centre)
PgCert. Higher Education.

FHEA.

I have over 30 years experience working in the fields of mental health, disability, psychotherapy and counselling.I am a tutor and supervisor on MA in Advanced Clinical Practice, at The Minster Centre.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Disability, Cultural issues, sexual identity, chronic illness.

Fees

£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£80

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have more availability for supervision, depending on frequency requirements.

The Ridgeway, Stanmore, HA7 4BD

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Additional languages

Afrikaans, Dutch

Supervision

In person

I offer individual and group supervision, and work with students in training, and experienced practitioners.

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