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About me

Alison is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with substantial experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She has worked in a variety of settings within the NHS, independent/state sector schools and voluntary sector agencies. As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Alison works using a range of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, brief solution focused therapy, integrative therapy, art/play therapy with children and EMDR for trauma related issues in adults and children. This enables her to tailor the approach to the needs of the individual and offer brief or long-term therapy. Alison provides therapy to adults and adolescents with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, the emotional impact of illness/chronic pain, eating disorders, low self-esteem, post-natal depression, bereavement, work related stress, bullying, anger management. She has also worked for a specialist service with adults and children who were seeking to rebuild their lives following episodes of domestic abuse. As a result of her clinical and research experience, she has a special interest in working with performing artists facing career related challenges and those in creative professions.  She currently works with vocational dance students. In addition to her work with adults, Alison has extensive experience working with children and has managed a range of children's therapy services but also works on a consultative basis within primary and secondary schools. She has supported children who have experienced a wide range of issues including bereavement, the impact of parental separation, childhood post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, school related issues, life as a young carer,  anger management and living with an addicted relative. When working with young people, Alison offers a holistic approach which can involve input from family members or school if this is deemed to be useful by the young person or parent/carer. Additionally, she offers parent/carer consultations to address concerns relating to children and adolescents. At the centre of all of Alison’s work with clients is an emphasis placed upon the importance of a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship.
During the Covid 19 pandemic, Alison has been supporting individuals /professionals who have suffered from trauma using EMDR therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

-Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych)

-Chartered Counselling Psychologist-British Psychological Society

-Full member British Psychological Society-Division of Counselling Psychology

-Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS)- British Psychological Society

-Registered-Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

-Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)

-BSc(Hons) Psychology-UCL

-EMDR Therapist. Adult training Levels 1-3. Child and adolescent training Levels 1 & 2.

-Member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland.

-Enhanced DBS checked.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

-Performing artists- musicians, dancers, actors, vocational dance students and songwriters.
-Child and Parenting Consultations.
-Working with schools and families to address emotional/behavioural difficulties.
-Critical incident support within schools.
-Traumatic bereavement in children and adults.
-Stress/bullying at work.
-Psychological trauma in adults and children.
-Consultation within primary and secondary school in state and private sector.
-Special interest in the use of EMDR in clinical practice.
-Working with vocational dance students and professional dancers.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

Additional information

-Reduced rate for supervision of counselling psychologists in training.

-Telephone consultations/zoom available to parents/carers to provide an opportunity to talk through concerns and seek advice around managing specific challenges.

-Online therapy via Zoom available.

-Recognised provider with Vitality, Cigna, Aviva and AXA PPP. Please note I do not accept BUPA referrals.

When I work

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Further information

Alison is also a visiting university lecturer and supervisor of counselling psychologists in training. She has supervised students from UEL, Surrey University, Regents College and City University often acting as an external supervisor for students who are engaged in adult or child placements.
She also acts as an external supervisor and trainer for counselling services, pastoral support teams, primary and secondary schools.

36-42 King's Rd, London, SW3 4UD

Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Skype

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Alison provides clinical supervision to students and clinicians.

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