Alison Lim - Integrative Therapist
Coming to therapy can be daunting and working out what approach is best suited can be confusing. My approach is Integrative which means I weave together elements from my psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive training to find the approach that is most suited to you.
Asking for help when you are struggling to cope is the first step to supporting yourself. Working through difficulties with someone trained to help you reflect, who you trust, is the foundation of finding a way through difficult times.
The first session in therapy is about finding out what you want to get out of counselling and understanding what it entails; if you are happy to continue we will set up a second session, and arrange to see each other weekly or fortnightly.
I am registered with the HCPC and a member of UKCP, BAAT and BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
My expertise is working with bereavement and attachment. In addition I have worked in the both the charity sector at a Recovery College and in the NHS at a Community Outpatient mental health service with individual clients and young adults. I am also a trained teacher.
I am currently working as part of a Horizons Research Team working with participants of a Mentalization Based Art Psychotherapy Programme within NHS services on the personality disorder pathway.
MA Integrative Art Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Arts
Introduction to Couple Counselling - Tavistock Relationships
Online Therapy Training - OLCreate
Level 2 Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care/Equality and Diversity training
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per 50 min session
I am currently providing online therapy sessions only due to the COVID-19 crisis. This is through the Zoom video app. Please email me for further details.