Alison McLean DipCBT
11B Grange Place
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and have been trained integratively. What this means is I will ordinarily follow a Cognitive Behavioural treatment plan but if I feel your therapy would benefit from drawing upon other modalities then I am fully qualified to do so.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an evidence based approach and is the NHS treatment of choice for many mental health issues. Additionally, NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) has recommended CBT for the treatment of various mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.
There has been extensive research and evidence for CBT successful treatment in the following conditions:
- panic attacks
- sleep difficulties
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- chronic fatigue
- anger management
- self esteem
- drug and alcohol problems
- eating problems
- post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Each session will last 50 minutes. At the beginning of therapy, we will work together by identifying your goals and how counselling may benefit you. Each session will be structured collaboratively and accordingly to suit your needs.
All contact of sessions will be treated confidentially. A confidentiality agreement will be in place to protect you the client and myself as a therapist where confidentiality will be broken if I feel that you are a risk to yourself or others.
Each 50-minute session costs £40
I also offer low-cost rates for students and anyone that is unemployed as I fully believe that counselling should be accessible to each and every one of us.
If you feel that counselling would benefit you please do not hesitate to get in touch with me where we can speak over the telephone or via email. Additionally I happy to meet for a further discussion.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cosca certificate in counselling skills
Diploma in counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and group work
Hnc social sciences
As part of my continuing professional development, I have attended various workshops which include:
- Bullying it’s never acceptable programme.
- Child protection and safeguarding
- BABCP: CBT with Children and Young People
- Adult Protection Training
- Choose Life: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Self-Harm Awareness TrainingAlcohol Related Brain Damage Awareness Training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Gestalt therapy
£40 per 50-minute session
’Rewind Technique’ for trauma requiring 2-3 sessions £100.
Reduced rates offered to full-time students and unemployed (proof of student/unemployment status required).
Group work rates available upon request
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 8am- 8pm Tuesday 8am -6pm Thursday 8am-2pm Friday 8am-5pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|