Alison Cassy

Alison Cassy


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
+447891372708

Contact Alison

Therapist - Chichester

Chichester PO19
+447891372708
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

Life isn't always straightforward and can throw some challenging issues at us. Generally, we manage well and find ways to cope but sometimes, however, we may feel overwhelmed. A “neutral” person who won’t criticise or give advice but instead will listen and help you find your way, can be very helpful. This is where effective counselling, tailored to the individual’s needs, has its place. I offer a quiet, confidential space where you can be yourself and I will support you in exploring whatever anxieties and issues you need to bring, safely and without fear of judgment.

My approach is psychodynamic and as such I believe that our internalised early experiences can form an unconscious blueprint for the way we “do” life. Through becoming aware of our more negative, stuck patterns and how these may be influencing key areas of our life, we can initiate change, make better choices and ultimately feel more in control. According to your particular goals in therapy, I may also incorporate elements of CBT and other strengths-based therapies if we decide it is appropriate.

I am experienced in a wide range of issues working with clients from 14 years old to late 80s, having worked for the NHS, in schools, for charities, in private practice and for voluntary organisations. I specialise in providing therapy for people convicted of sexual misconduct or who are at risk of sexual offending: I am a registered StopSO therapist and have a BSc (Hons) Psychology and COSRT-approved specialist training to support therapeutic work with offending and non-offending paedophiles, internet offenders, paraphilias and sexual addiction. I also work with non-offending partners and family members to help them manage risk and have volunteered for a number years for Circles South East, a charitable organisation supporting convicted sex offenders to reintegrate safely into society.

I also have specific training to work safely with survivors and the trauma arising from sexual abuse, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, dissociation and attachment issues and currently support survivors both face to face and with online counselling.

I am able to offer qualified Skype and email counselling at lower fees for those unable to attend in-person.

Flexible day/evening appointments are available in Chichester and Portsmouth. Saturday morning appointments are available in Chichester.

I hold full indemnity insurance and current DBS certificate and undergo regular approved supervision and CPD training in line with BACP guidelines. I try to answer enquiries within 48 hours.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Personal development, ADD / ADHD, Asperger syndrome, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work