Alison Woodward (Dip TA Psychotherapeutic Counselling, MBACP)

Alison Woodward (Dip TA Psychotherapeutic Counselling, MBACP)



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About me

If you are thinking about accessing counselling yourself or for information to pass onto a family member you have come to the right place.  Seeking help, outside your circle of family and friends, takes courage. I hope this information will enable you to make the first move and contact me to talk about your support needs more fully.

Welcome, my name is Alison Woodward and I am a qualified relational Transactional Analysis counsellor. I am also in the final stage of advanced psychotherapy training.  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 some 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 will give me Certified Transactional Analysis (CTA) status.

My core philosophy and training is in Relational Transactional Analysis but find 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 and I can 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

    - Sexuality

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.

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Accredited register membership

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:                           £40 per session*

Couples Counselling:                         £60 per session*

Under 18’s Sports Psychotherapy:     £40 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

Bournemouth, BH9

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I will respond to your enquiry within 48 hours and I can offer daytime, weekend and evening appointments. I offer a no obligation initial assessment and offer short or longer term support.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme