Alison Matheson

Alison Matheson

About me

When life becomes difficult, it can sometimes be easier to talk to someone who is not personally involved. It can help to have someone to talk to who isn’t a friend or relative. I provide a welcoming, supportive, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore and work through issues that are affecting you.

My formal training is in integrative counselling, which means that I work from a base of different theoretical approaches. This allows me to practice in a flexible and open way that is unique for every client. You may wish to look at feelings around a specific or repeated problem (e.g. relationship issues, bereavement, abuse, anxiety, depression, stress or family issues) or you may have a general feeling that you could be getting more out of life and feel more fulfilled. We can work together to help you achieve this. At the heart of my work is the relationship that develops between my clients and I

I passionately believe that people can grow and change, no matter how difficult their situation may seem. Counselling can offer you a chance to change how you feel, begin to live differently and help you to make positive choices about your future.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc. (Hons) Psychology
Foundation Degree (FD) Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
PG Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Anger Management
Certificate in Facilitating Group Therapy
Certificate in Bereavement Support

In addition to my private practice I work with a major charity offering group support.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£50 per 50 minute session.
£80 Couples Counselling per 50 minute session

Further information

Deciding to start counselling can feel like a big step. If you would like to have an initial informal chat about what to expect and how counselling might help, please feel free to give me a call. If I am with a client you may hear my voicemail. My voicemail is secure so please leave your name and number and times when you might be free to talk and i will call you back.

Maps & Directions

Bicester, OX26

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Two small steps into counselling room


Daytime and evening appointments available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme