Dr Caitlin Allison - Counselling Psychologist
I am a Chartered and Registered Counselling Psychologist and I feel strongly about ensuring therapy is accessible. I believe most people can benefit from undertaking a period of therapy, whether they seek it due to feeling depressed or low, experiencing anxiety, identifying recurrent relationship patterns or merely feeling like something isn't quite right in their life (or the unique and countless other reasons that may have brought you to this site). I value the opportunity to explore your life, thoughts and experiences with you to help achieve a greater sense of understanding and relational change within your life.
I describe my approach as Integrative and have trained extensively in Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural approaches and draw from all of these in my therapeutic approach with clients. Most importantly I feel it is crucial to recognise each client as an individual. I tailor my approach to best meet each client's needs. Increasingly, research indicates the importance of the relationship between therapist and client for successful outcomes in therapy. How clients feel within our working relationship together can be very important and help progress the therapeutic process. I, therefore, aim to provide a warm and caring, yet honest relationship with clients with the aim of offering a space where you can feel free to share anything you feel is important. I think that feeling comfortable with a therapist is of the utmost importance.
I practice from a convenient location within central Reigate. The office is located near to the town centre and rail station, as well as having dedicated parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
PsychD - Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
MSc - Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology
BA (Hons) - Psychology and Education
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£75 for a 60-80min assessment session.
I keep the cost of assessment sessions low to enable potential clients to get a feel for what therapy and working with me is like. I feel very strongly that finding a 'good fit' with a therapist is crucial.
Ongoing session costs can be discussed at the assessment (most people pay between £80-£100). The amount depends on length of treatment & affordability factors. It is my aim to make therapy available to those who need it, some lower cost spots are available. Please ask for more details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client