As an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, I’m trained in many different models of therapy that enable me to tailor my approach to meet your individual needs. I offer a safe, confidential and respectful space where you can explore whatever has brought you here. I’m the founder of Kingston Counselling Collective, seeing private clients and working closely with some fellow therapists to support one another through peer supervision, CPD and a shared workspace. I also run a busy Saturday clinic in Clapham where I offer psychotherapeutic counselling for clients who are unable to attend weekday sessions, and I counsel at Survivors UK – a service for male survivors of rape and sexual assault. Previously I spent several years working as an NHS Counsellor in a busy GP surgery, with a particular focus on solution-based therapy for anxiety and depression, alongside supporting adults who are full time carers for a loved one.
I offer a modern and practical approach to counselling, specialising in self care, identity, self esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, work and relationship issues.
I’m Alison and I’m an integrative-relational counsellor. This means that I have been trained in several different counselling theories which can help you explore areas of your own experience and relationships, where you may be facing difficulties or misunderstanding. You might be looking at counselling because you have experienced great trauma or crisis (past or present), you could be facing confusion as you struggle with day-to-day living – or maybe you feel that you just need to talk to someone.
We can often try and minimise our suffering by comparing it to the pain of others and while this might distract us in the short term, over time we can experience some form of emotional or psychological pain from ignoring our own needs. This can lead to confusion and a feeling of being stuck, as we are unable to fully understand our authentic self. I can help you to gain understanding and awareness of these blocks, which can help you towards realising your own full potential. I can give you the time to fully explore your lived experience and I offer you a quiet, empathic and non-judgemental space where together, we can begin to work through what is holding you back or causing distress.
There is no right or wrong reason to come for counselling and if you feel that you need a helping hand, please contact me on 07847319148 / email@example.com
Is counselling for you? A good counsellor will give you space and time to talk things through, work things out, start seeing things with some new insight and support you to make the changes you would like to.
I work with people looking at how the past can affect the present, what stops them from living more in the present and in a more connected way. People finish counselling telling me that they’ve learnt more about themselves, what was really hurting and what they needed to make things better. Some tell me they have found ways to be kinder to themselves and others and have been surprised that space to talk has helped them to find answers and make changes. Many tell me that the space “just to talk” has felt healing.
People come for counselling for a variety of reasons. They may feel anxiety that they can’t make sense of, have relationship concerns, feel low or depressed, feel stuck or lack interest and motivation in life, feel perplexed how they keep finding themselves in situations that are not welcome, or they may be coming to terms with changes, traumatic situations or loss. Whatever your reason, I hope you will take the first step by getting in touch to arrange a first session.
I have over 12 years of experience as a counsellor in GP Practice, university and private practice. I have 10 years of experience as a counselling trainer. I am a supervisor/professional consultant to those who work in counselling and medical settings. I am a senior accredited member of the BACP.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you have or to arrange a first appointment on 07871423700 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Having a confidential space to talk, a space just for you, can begin you on the path to making positive changes and becoming more self-aware and accepting.
I understand that experiences, past and present, can impact on your wellbeing. My aim is to provide a supportive environment in which you can feel safe enough to work through difficult issues. I offer a warm and respectful relationship that allows you to explore new or different ways of being in relationship and of living your life.
Some of the areas I have experience of and can support you with include: anxiety, relationship difficulties, depression, panic, loss and bereavement, abuse, low self-esteem, anger, work or study stress, low self-confidence, trauma, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, questioning sexuality and gender, and domestic violence.
I have several years’ experience working as a counsellor, both in a GP surgery and in private practice. I’m also a specialist mentor to university students and a trainer on a counselling skills and theory course.
I have a BA Hons in Integrative-Relational Counselling, and have done further training in working with trauma, mindfulness, group therapy, working with autism and personality disorders. Please feel free to contact me on 07503455126 / email@example.com
For further enquiries about any of our therapists, or if you are a practitioner who would like information about joining the Kingston Counselling Collective, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org