Alison Lane - Clinical Psychologist , CPsychol, AFBPsS, MSc, BA (Hons)
I help people with:
Anxiety disorders (e.g. generalised anxiety disorder), stress, worry, intrusive thinking
Low self-confidence and esteem
Health anxiety and issues
Mood difficulties (e.g. low mood, depression)
Sexual health and functioning (e.g. difficulties with arousal, sexual satisfaction, sexual pain, sexual assault)
Concerns about compulsive sexual behaviours
Bereavement and losses
As a Clinical Psychologist I use an evidence-based approach and draw on a range of therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy approaches, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and an integrative approach for treating compulsive sexual behaviour.
I use a person-centred style and will work collaboratively with you to help explore how and why you struggle or feel "stuck'. With this understanding we can then focus on you developing strategies, behaviour changes and new skills to enable you to manage these challenges more effectively. As you learn to step back from the distress caused you will be better able to discover new choices that can help change your life. These new perspectives will enable you to break free of repeating and unrewarding automatic behaviours and responses.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since qualifying in Clinical Psychology in 1992 I have worked across a range of different specialities and services. As well as familiarity with general psychological issues I have specialist training and experience working in pain management, sexual health and long term health conditions. Whilst I have wide-ranging expertise helping individuals manage the psychological and emotional challenges that accompany chronic and physical health conditions, I am also able to help those with purely psychological difficulties. I will help you explore, understand and improve your psychological well-being.
I am registered as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC - my registration PYL16067).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
If you are paying for appointments yourself, the standard fee is £100 for either an initial consultation or follow up appointment (these are 55 minutes face to face contact). Slightly different fees may apply if you are using a health insurance policy to pay for sessions, since different funding agreements are in place with different insurance providers.
I am registered with major health insurance providers - Aviva, AXA-PPP, BUPA, Cigna, Healix health services, Vitality Health and WPA. If a health insurance provider is funding sessions, please ensure this is arranged and you have an authorisation code before we meet.
Payment of fees
Fees can be settled by electronic transfer. I will email you details of this along with details of our meeting.
The full session rate will be charged for all sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Public parking approximately 5 minutes walk from both offices.
I can offer daytime, evenings and Saturday morning appointments. Call for an initial discussion and check my availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Registered on the British Psychological Society register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS).View supervision profile