About me

Life can be a challenge, especially now. As your therapist, I can offer you a secure and trusted space to bring your needs and concerns. I believe that therapy should lead to a “step change” where my clients become able to make an immediate difference to the way they think and their relationships with others. I work to build trust and empathy and strive to understand the world from your perspective. I can help you to understand that small changes to the way you see things can have a major impact on how you feel.

Training, qualifications & experience

My extensive experience is that everyone’s starting point is different and so I don’t have a “standard” approach. A strong relationship with your therapist is the foundation to connecting with unresolved thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears. As I get to know you, I work with you in a way that suits you and your unique situation. I am a pluralistic therapist, using a range of tools and techniques which enables me to provide a relationship filled with understanding and deep acceptance. This starting point brings the opportunity for change which can lead to transformation. The fulfilling and satisfying life which you want and deserve really can be yours.


  • MSc in Counselling
  • MSc in Psychology

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Additional information



My  availability is on a flexible basis, including some evening and weekend appointments.

Further information

Taking the first step on your therapeutic journey may seem daunting. I offer an initial 20 minute consultation with no obligation to help you to decide whether now is the right time, and to guide you on finding the right therapist. After this, my usual sessions are 50 minutes each week or fortnight by video or telephone for the first 6 weeks. Please contact me by phone or email.


Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Alison MacLeod

Alison MacLeod