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BSc (Hons), MA, MBACP

About me

Are you feeling anxious? Feeling stressed and worried about things? Are you depressed? Exam worries? College or university issues? Self-harming? Relationship difficulties? Want to make sense of an experience? Low self-esteem? Do you need some coping strategies? Do you need a non-judgemental space to feel listened to? If the answer is yes to any of these, please get in touch

I am an experienced integrative psychotherapist and counsellor who can help you make sense of how you are feeling, give you useful tools and techniques to support you and help you move forward.  By exploring together your current and past experiences and looking at unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns, we will positively change your mental health and emotional wellbeing, giving you a stronger sense of self-worth. 

I offer short term, a fixed number of sessions or longer term therapy.  Sessions take place weekly and last 50 minutes. In a confidential and safe setting, we will  work together to help you and support you to manage change. 

Get in touch if you would like to arrange a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy. 

I look forward to speaking with you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology
  • CBT Essentials-Level 2
  • CBT training for Anxiety 
  • Working with Suicide and Self-harm training

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I adhere to their ethical guidelines and follow their professional standards . 

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 currently work privately and am a counsellor for a charity for young people aged 25 and under. 

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

I attend ongoing training sessions and continuous professional development for my work.

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


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Concessions offered to students

Further information

If you are thinking about arranging a session, please get in touch by email with your contact details and tell me a little about why you are thinking about starting therapy and any questions you may have. We can then arrange a brief call to discuss how I might be able to help.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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Alison Goolnik

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