Alison Woodward (Dip TA Psychotherapeutic Counselling, MBACP)
Thinking about accessing counselling yourself or for information to pass onto a family member is the first step. Seeking help, outside your circle of family and friends, takes courage. I hope this information I have provided below will enable you to make an informed choice about what support would be useful for you.
I am a qualified relational Transactional Analysis counsellor with over 5 years experience working both in private practice and with a charity supporting trauma survivors. I am also in the final stage of advanced psychotherapy training (due to complete Nov 18). My counselling practice is based in the Bournemouth area.
I have experience of working with a wide range of difficulties that affect people personally, I work in a collaborative way with my clients working with you to find the right support. I offer individual, couple and group therapy sessions as well as running workshops for specific groups on managing sporting performance anxiety and working with organisations to help manage significant people change. I offer concessionary rates in certain circumstances.
If you are interested in meeting with me to discuss your counselling needs further please get in touch.
I look forward to hearing from you very soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Counsellor working in Bournemouth and I hold a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I trained at the Metanoia Institute and I am currently in the final stage of a MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, which when completed (Nov 18) will give me Certified Transactional Analysis (CTA) status.
My core philosophy and training is in Relational Transactional Analysis but I work in an integrative way with my clients and draw on a number of different theories and interventions to support our work together. I take my lead from you in terms of what you find helpful and prefer to work together to find a way that supports growth and development specifically for you.
I have experience in working in charitable organisations as a trauma counsellor, in sports clubs as a sports psychotherapist as well as in my private practice supporting individuals experiencing a wide range of difficulties. I offer short or long term therapy for individuals, couples or groups.
I have experience in supporting with people who have had difficulties in the following areas:
- Loss and bereavement - Couples counselling
- Relationships - Anger management
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Confidence
- Bullying - Depression
- Stress - Anxiety
- Self-esteem - Addiction
- Sexual Abuse - Eating disorders & weight loss
- Trauma - Self harm
- Domestic violence - Performance sport
I am a full member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis) and I hold a training contract with EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis). I adhere to the ethical frameworks of all my professional organisations and I hold full professional indemnity insurance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sports Performance Anxiety
The standard fees I charge are specified below. Please contact me to discuss in more detail your individual requirements.
Counselling / Psychotherapy:
Individual sessions: £45 per session*
Couples Counselling: £70 per session*
Under 18’s Sports Psychotherapy: £45 per session*
Price on available on request. It will be dependant on the length of session, number of delegates and the amount of tailoring required.
* Concessions available, please contact me for more details
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I will respond to your enquiry within 48 hours and I can offer daytime and evening appointments. I offer a full initial assessment and offer short or longer term support.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|