Alison Goolnik

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BSc (Hons), MA, MBACP MNCPS (Accred)
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London W10 & W1U
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or the cost of living crisis? Facing new job or exam jitters or university challenges? Are you depressed or self-harming? Do you dream of healthier relationships or improved self-esteem?

I am an experienced psychotherapist, passionate about helping individuals manage anxiety, navigate life transitions, and improve self-esteem.  I support individuals on their journey to positively change their mental health and emotional well-being.

Through therapy, we can explore your feelings and help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and overcome negative thoughts.  Together, we can explore your goals and experiences, develop effective coping strategies, and help you move forward.

I offer flexible session options, including short-term, fixed-term, and longer term therapy. Sessions take place weekly and last 50 minutes.

If you are interested in finding out more, get in touch to schedule your free 15-minute consultation;

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology

Other Training

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Essentials-Level 2
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety and OCD
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Social Anxiety
  • Suicide and Self-harm training
  • Working with Financial Hardship
  • Master class in Eating Disorders and Obesity
  • Solution Focused work
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Working with Secondary Age Young People and Young Adults
  • Safeguarding
  • Art and play therapy
  • Registered MBACP
  • Accredited by NCPS

I attend ongoing training sessions and continuous professional development to enhance my work and keep me up to date with policies, regulations and ways of working.


Author of 'Top 10 tips for looking after your mental health during the cost of living crisis', The Mix website.

Author of '10 tips to manage anxiety'-

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I have worked across a wide range of settings offering psychotherapy and counselling in schools, further education colleges, hospitals, charities and helplines and to university students. I work with adults of all ages and specialise in working with young adults. 

I am experienced working with a range of issues including depression, low mood, anxiety, relationship difficulties,  financial difficulties, trauma, bereavement, low self-esteem, exam stress, indecision, self-harm, suicidal thoughts.  

Besides working privately, I also provide counselling for an online support service for young people aged 18-25 years.


  • Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Accredited registrant membership of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Young adults

Social anxiety

General anxiety


I also offer online therapy.

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£80.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA
  • BUPA

Additional information

  • Concessions offered 

When I work

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Further information

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Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Alison Goolnik
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