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Dr. Alison Stuart CPsychol AFBPsS

London SW3 & Twickenham TW1
07980 297996 07980 297996 Registered / Accredited

About me

Alison is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with substantial experience working with children, adolescents,adults and families. 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, family issues, couples therapy, anxiety, the emotional impact of illness/chronic pain, eating disorders, low self-esteem, post-natal depression, bereavement, work related stress, bullying, anger management, relationship difficulties and the impact of addiction upon relatives/children. 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.  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, the emotional impact of witnessing domestic abuse, adoption, 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.

At present I may be able to offer a limited number of short term online and telephone support and advice services for difficulties arising from coronavirus pandemic. Please note this is not a service for those in crisis and you should contact your GP, 111 or other out of hours service in an emergency. Emails will be responded to in 24 hours.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

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 and songwriters.
-Child and Parenting Consultations.
-Gifted Children.
-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.
-Specialist expertise in supporting children impacted by domestic abuse.
-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.
-Experience of working with school staff and providing individual therapy.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

-Dependent upon location-please enquire.

-Reduced rate for supervision of counselling psychologists in training.

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

-Online therapy available dependent upon needs.

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

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.

Twickenham
Middlesex
TW1

36-42 King's Rd
London
SW3 4UD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Tuesday - Saturday

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations

Supervision

Alison provides clinical and research/academic supervision to students and clinicians.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr. Alison Stuart CPsychol AFBPsS

Dr. Alison Stuart CPsychol AFBPsS