About Me

Alison
“The curious paradox is that when I can accept myself just as I am, then I can change” Carl Rogers

I am an experienced psychotherapist offering Counselling and Trauma Therapy in Bristol.

My commitment is to work creatively within a clinical framework, to provide a tailored approach to suit your needs.

In addition to my Counselling Business, I am a Senior Specialist Practitioner within the NHS. As well as holding contracts with a major University and a Mental Health charity. I am key name in Sexual Violence Recovery in Bristol. With clinical experience that spans across a wide range of area’s including Trauma, Mental Health and Addiction.

My qualifications include; BSc in Psychology, Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Higher Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP and have a full clear DBS certificate.

I attend monthly clinical supervision and update my training regularly to ensure my work is safe, ethical and in line with national guidelines.

How can I help?

I offer a range of therapeutic services in Bristol. These include counselling, group therapy, supervision and a range of well-being activities.

If you are an organisation looking to book training, please click here.

Qualifications

I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within their ethical framework. For a full list of my qualifications and registrations click here.

My qualifications include;

  • Counselling Children and Young People – Level 7 Diploma – Network Counselling
  • Therapeutic Counselling – CPCAB Diploma Level 4 – Strode College
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) – Degree – The University of Plymouth
  • Advanced Supervision Training – SDS
  • Safeguarding training – Level 3 – University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Advanced Inter-agency Child Protection – Bristol Safeguarding Children Board
  • Sexual Violence Recovery Toolkit – Rockpool
  • Comprehensive Resource Model – Trauma Processing – CRM
  • Managing Burn Out – Christiane Sanderson
  • Rewind Trauma Therapy – International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT)
  • Assessment of Complex Dissociative Disorders – Suzette Boon – Trauma and Abuse Group (TAG)
  • Working with dissociation clients – Janina Fisher – Trauma and Abuse Group (TAG)
  • Working with Relational Trauma; dealing with disorganised attachment – PODS
  • Body-Centered Mindfulness in Counselling and Psychotherapy – Fresh Curve Consultancy

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