In a perfect world, life should be straight forward, enjoyable, creative and stress-free. As we all know, this isn't always the case and sometimes life throws up issues that can become a real challenge to live with and, at times, overwhelming. The good news is that there are a number of ways to move forward and address these problems.
My name is Alison and as a qualified therapist, experienced working with young people and adults, I would welcome the opportunity to see how we might be able to work together to potentially reduce or resolve some of these problems.
I am both an experienced integrative counsellor and an accredited CBT psychotherapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). This basically means I can draw on a range of psychological & therapeutic techniques & approaches to deliver an appropriate and tailor made treatment plan for all my clients. I work with a wide range of presenting problems including: anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, anger management, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, PTSD as well as bereavement and loss & low self esteem related problems.
Please use the red email button above to contact me with any questions you might have about my work, or use the mobile number above to speak to me to book an appointment. If I'm not able to answer your call, leave a message & I'll try to get back to you on the same day.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
Advanced Clinical Skills - Compassion Focused Therapy
BA Hons English & Drama - London University (Goldsmiths College)
9 years experience of delivering psychological interventions within local primary care mental health services, police and fire services as well as offering a small private therapy clinic. I also was course lead on the Pg Dip CBT professional training course at Staffordshire University 2017-2019.
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.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Weds 9am - 8pm & Fridays 9am - 5pm