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Alison Woodward (CTA, MSc Psychotherapy, UKCP)

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9
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Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9

About me

Thinking about accessing counselling yourself or for information to pass onto a family member is the first step to manage anxiety and your wellbeing.  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 have experience of working with a wide range of difficulties that affect people personally. I focus initially on learning coping strategies for symptoms of anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions/disorders. I then work collaboratively with you to help you achieve what you want to from therapy.

I am a qualified relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist (CTA) and Clinical Supervisor. I work in both private practice and within organisations.  My counselling practice is based in the Bournemouth area.

I offer individual and couple sessions as well as running workshops for specific groups on working with complex trauma and managing mental health issues. I work with organisations to offer supervision, trauma training and 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 specialise in working with complex trauma and hold a MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.  I trained at the Metanoia Institute which gives me Certified Transactional Analysis (CTA) status. I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor and hold a Diploma issued by the Iron Mill College.

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.

In addition to my private practice I work as a therapist and supervisor for a charitable organisation supporting those who have experienced trauma.

I am a fully accredited Psychotherapist registered with UKCP (UK Counselling & Psychotherapy), a full member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis) and EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis).  I adhere to the ethical frameworks of all my professional organisations and I hold full professional indemnity insurance.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sports Performance Anxiety

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


The standard fees I charge are specified below. Please contact me to discuss in more detail your individual requirements.

​Counselling / Psychotherapy:

Individual sessions:                           £50 per session*

Couples Counselling:                         £65 per session

Clinical Supervision:                          £55 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

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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


I will respond to your enquiry within 48 hours and I offer daytime and evening appointments either face to face, online or telephone.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Clinical Supervision.

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Alison Woodward (CTA, MSc Psychotherapy, UKCP)

Alison Woodward (CTA, MSc Psychotherapy, UKCP)