Alison Vigileos

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Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6
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About me

I offer an empathetic, safe and non-judgmental environment and strive to create a collaborative, supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship with each of my clients. My goal is to help you identify and understand the obstacles you’re facing, teaching psychological skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings effectively, in such a way that they have much less impact and influence.  Together we clarify what’s truly important and meaningful to you so that you can set goals and take action that enriches your life, enhancing a sense of well-being and personal satisfaction.

Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and together we’ll find the best treatment path for you. I provide a highly personalized approach, tailored to your individual needs and objectives. I draw on a range of psychological approaches for people experiencing a variety of psychological difficulties. These include Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and  Reprocessing (EMDR). An Attachment-Informed approach to EMDR therapy is also used, as difficulties can be rooted in early-life experiences of secure and insecure attachment in childhood. I also provide Jungian Sandplay Therapy, a creative, analytic, depth therapy, which is grounded in Jungian Psychology and can be used for all ages for  a range of problems, from low self-esteem, anxiety and depression to more complex trauma.

I have worked for many years as a Therapist and Psychologist and work with a range of ages, mostly adolescents, young people and adults.  I also offer consultation and supervision to other professionals.

I continue to maintain regular clinical supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
  • Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist with Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
  • Registered Sandplay Therapist with the Association of Sandplay Therapy (AST)
  • Accredited EMDR Europe Therapist (EMDR Association UK) for the standard protocol and trained to Level 2 for child and adolescents.

Member organisations

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies


£90.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • Cigna
  • Aviva

Additional information

The number of therapy sessions depends upon the nature and depth of the difficulties, with some people needing only a few, whilst others may require more. The number of sessions can be decided after an Initial assessment/appointment. (As the guide the usual course for CBT is 6 sessions.)

CBT and EMDR sessions @ £90 

CBT and EMDR Initial assessment @ £90

Please contact me directly for Sandplay Therapy fees.

Chalford Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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