Alison Collis - MSc. BSc. PG Dip TA MBACP
I give you a safe, supportive, nurturing environment to explore and resolve the issues that are troubling you. I've been helping people live positive, more fulfilled lives for over 18 years. I offer a free explore call for you to ask me any questions and get sense of working together before you make a commitment. Working with your chosen therapist needs to feel right for you.
I work with individuals, couples and parents. People come to see me for a variety of reasons. Some are feeling overwhelmed by what’s currently happening in their life and are looking for help to deal with specific issues like: anxiety; depression; stress; despair; bereavement; lack of confidence; or relationship problems. Therapy can help them gain some perspective, provide support, teach skills and tools to help them cope more effectively.
Others come because they want to focus on personal growth. They are seeking guidance to become more self aware, to challenge entrenched negative beliefs, to stop destructive habits and to create more meaning and authenticity in their life.
Some of the benefits people get from therapy include:
- Finding new ways of coping with stress, anxiety and burnout.
- Mending difficult or broken relationships.
- Understanding and coping with depression.
- Improving self-esteem, self-confidence, self-belief and self-image.
- Identifying unhelpful habits, patterns and behaviours, replacing them with useful ones.
- Becoming more resilient and better able to cope with life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a psychotherapist, coach and supervisor with 18 years experience, working in private practice and the charitable sector where I led the mental health team at Doncaster's Women's Centre.
Most of my work is face-to-face with individuals, couples and parents at dedicated premises in Nottingham. I also work virtually via teleconferencing & webinar and intensively at retreats and therapy weekends.
I follow the principles and practices of Transactional Analysis in my work, it's effective for both brief therapy and longer term work. With couples I use the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy.
- Adv. Postgraduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
- SDS Accred. Clinical Supervision Level 2 - British Psychological Society
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy - Level 2
- Diploma in Transactional Analysis Coaching & Leadership
- Certified NLP Practitioner - ITS
- Certified Performance Coach
- PTTLS - Level Accred. Teaching & Training
- In monthly supervision and active CPD programme
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Adult Third Culture Kids
- Gottman Method Couples Counselling
- Intercultural Relationships, Expatriation
- Transitioning Cultures and Countries
Initial consultation is free.
Individuals: I have a sliding scale from £55 to £60 depending on individual personal circumstances, number of sessions and if work is online or face-to-face. Concessionary rates.
Couples: £95 per session
How I work
Initial Consultation: This is a free consultation either by phone or via video conferencing. You are able to ask me any questions and we both get a feel for what it might be like to work together. We also scope out if the logistics of where, when and how often to meet.
First Session: We seek to understand what it is you want to achieve from your time working with me. Sometimes this is clear right at the start, other times it may take a couple of exploratory sessions to establish this. We are seeking to be as clear as we can, so that we both know when we've achieved the goal(s).
Review Points: We will agree some review points along the way to make sure we keep on track and that you are getting what you need.
Ending: You are free to stop sessions at any time. Therapeutically it is better if we can agree and work towards a definite ending.
Quotes from clients
"Working with you individually was a really validating experience for me as I was in a position to not only share my personal experiences, I was also open to hear your input. You helped me to realise that I already had all the answers, I just needed to see them, accept them and move forward.”
"The only way I can describe this experience would be transformative. I came to you expecting very little, but hoping that even just that little would allow me to get some clarity and peace of mind. What I have received from these sessions is so much more than I could have hoped for. Your patience, compassion combined with the frameworks you used were just what I needed. Yes, it took some work on my part to implement some of the ideas, but to be honest, once I understood them I was able to apply them almost instinctively, oftentimes without even knowing it. In every area that is critical to my happiness, I have seen marked improvements and gained greater insight into myself, my relationships and my work."