Alison Dale

London, SW17
07709 186892 07709 186892 Registered / Accredited

About me

When you`re worried, anxious or down, it can be just at those times when it feels so difficult to reach out and ask for help. Talking regularly in a confidential setting with a qualified therapist might just be of value to you

Regular once weekly sessions (either face to face or online) with a counsellor offers you a chance to talk through your worries; think about where you are right now; find out more about yourself and, over time, give you more choices about your future

I am a qualified and accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist. I offer face to face and online psychotherapy for adults who are looking for help with emotional and psychological problems

I work in South West London, Tooting Broadway, SW17 and also online, and I am currently taking referrals.

I am experienced in helping individuals with emotional and psychological problems. In my previous career, for over 25 years, I worked in the social services and criminal justice sectors.

I have a private practice at Tooting Broadway, SW17 where I meet clients face to face. I also work on line (Skype/Zoom/Facetime/What`s App). In addition, I work as an honorary psychodynamic psychotherapist at South West London and St George`s Mental Health Trust

I am particularly interested in the impact of boarding school on individuals. I am also experienced in problems of addiction including food and eating disorders, alcohol and drug use;and I have a special interest in depression and anxiety

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Wpf Therapy, one of the leading psychodynamic/psychoanalytic training schools in the UK.

I hold a post graduate diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice from Roehampton University which is validated by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I am a registered professional member of the following organisations:

  • British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • The Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy (FPC)

As a professional member of these bodies I comply with the ethical and professional standards of the BPC, the British Association for Counselling the Psychotherapy (BACP) and the United Kingdom of Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding school survival

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

The feel for an initial consultation is £50.

Fees for ongoing (50 minute weekly) sessions range from £50 - £80 depending on income.

I offer some low cost therapy for those in financial hardship.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

My private practice is located at:

Gatton Road, Tooting Broadway, London Borough of Wandsworth, SW17 0EY

Nearest underground - Tooting Broadway (Northern Line)

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Online and face to face sessions offered. Weekdays office hours/during the day and evening at Tooting Broadway

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Alison Dale

Alison Dale