Alison Hollingshead

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Online MBACP Trauma Informed Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Newcastle ST5 & Bristol BS8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

Hello! If you are looking for a warm, experienced, and empowering supervisor please book a free consultation to see if we feel comfortable working together

I offer online sessions and nature/walking supervision to those in the Newcastle-under-Lyme/Stoke area.

I have been in private practice as a Psychotherapist since 2014 and Supervisor since 2018. I enjoy working with supervisees to explore and process their client work. I work intuitively, relationally and compassionately, with a real passion for working with attachment trauma.

I offer supervision to groups, organisations and mental health professionals such as safeguarding teams.

I believe in working collaboratively with supervisees, using open and honest dialogue. I provide a safe, nurturing and supportive environment for you to explore your client work and grow as a therapist.

I have experience working with children, young people and adults. I have completed relevant qualifications and training in each of these areas and been qualified since 2013.

I work with people in nature, and online and have completed the relevant ACTO approved training for online work. I can support therapists working in any of these environments. 

I offer supervision to anyone working in a therapeutic role requiring time for reflection in order to be an ethical and effective practitioner. The elements I support supervisees with are safeguarding, ethical practice, and exploration of all aspects of the therapeutic process. 

If you would like to meet for a free 10 minute appointment to see if you would feel comfortable working with me or to discuss your needs then please contact me to arrange.

Fees £60 per hour 

I am trained in using the Hawkins Seven Eyed Model of Supervision. The following details a brief overview of this: Mode 1 – Focus on details and presentation of client Mode 2 – Focus on supervisee theoretical framework and interventions. Mode 3 – Focus on client-supervisee relationship Mode 4 – Focus on Supervisee Mode 5 – Focus on Supervisee-Supervisor Mode 6 – Focus on Supervisor’s process Mode 7 – Focus on wider context such as organisation

Private Practice Business Mentoring
If you are looking for support to set up or grow your private practice I offer focus sessions to help you and your private practice flourish.  Anything from admin to marketing, mindset to setting up groups and courses. I provide this to all my supervisees upon request but can also provide one off/block sessions for non supervisees.

Please contact me, or visit my website to book a 20 minute consultation.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5

Bristol, City of Bristol, BS8

Key details

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All appointments are online over Zoom

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Type of session


I provide a supportive, collaborative, and accepting space for you to reflect on your practise, so you can work with confidence and clarity.


Alison Hollingshead
Alison Hollingshead