Alison McCann, BA (Hons) MBACP
I’m Alison and I’m an integrative-relational counsellor. This means that I have been trained in several different counselling theories which can help you explore areas of your own experience and relationships, where you may be facing difficulties or misunderstanding. You might be looking at counselling because you have experienced great trauma or crisis (past or present), you could be facing confusion as you struggle with day-to-day living - or maybe you feel that you just need to talk to someone.
We can often try and minimise our suffering by comparing it to the pain of others and while this might distract us in the short term, over time we can experience some form of emotional or psychological pain from ignoring our own needs. This can lead to confusion and a feeling of being stuck, as we are unable to fully understand our authentic self. I can help you to gain understanding and awareness of these blocks, which can help you towards realising your own full potential. I can give you the time to fully explore your lived experience and I offer you a quiet, empathic and non-judgemental space where together, we can begin to work through what is holding you back or causing distress.
There is no right or wrong reason to come for counselling and if you feel that you need a helping hand, please give me a call or check out my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling
- NFCE Level 3 Award in counselling Skills and Theory
- AQA Introduction to Counselling Concepts
I have worked with clients presenting a wide range of issues, including: post natal depression, personality disorders, domestic abuse, childhood abuse and trauma, workplace disputes, redundancy, bereavement, relationship breakdowns, isolation and loneliness, exam stress, ASD diagnosis, family estrangement and bullying. I have worked in various settings including Kingston College, a local GP surgery, Kingston Carers Network as well as working in private practice.
Alongside my private practice, I spend one day a week volunteering at Macmillan Cancer Support, working with families living with a cancer diagnosis.
I am insured and supervised in accordance with BACP guidelines and I am committed to undertaking continued professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
I charge £50 for a weekly 50 minute session. I am available for short term (6 or 12 weeks) or open ended counselling.
I have a few limited spaces available for lower income clients which will be charged at a reduced rate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Saturday
Types of client