Alison Rolfe

Alison Rolfe


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

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Phone number
07840 457258
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Therapist - Birmingham

Birmingham B14
07840 457258
Sessions from £60.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP senior accredited therapist with two decades of experience in the field. I offer psychotherapy and counselling in South Birmingham. My practice and training is primarily psychodynamic, being particularly influenced by a Jungian analytic approach. I believe that people often seek therapy when, for a variety of reasons, they may have become out of touch with their Self. I work with what the client brings but with a particular focus on what may be out of our conscious awareness, and often with how our early experiences may be unconsciously influencing and shaping our present experiences and relationships.  

Practice description

I work in South Birmingham, and my clients attend sessions 1-3 times weekly. I work with clients with a range of issues and sources of distress, often with symptoms of depression and / or anxiety, or past trauma, but sometimes simply (but distressingly) feeling stuck and being unsure where to go in life. The provision of a confidential and consistent therapeutic relationship can allow space to start to see and hear what is within ourselves, as well as how we respond to others. This inner journey may be a life time's work, but therapy can be a significant stage of this journey and can very often allow us to surprise ourselves by what we find within. 

My first session

I will normally conduct an assessment over 2 sessions, to provide the time and space to consider properly what has brought you to therapy. Each session will be 50 minutes in length and provides an initial chance for us to meet, for me to find out more about what has brought you to therapy, and for us to decide whether counselling or psychotherapy, with me, is the best way forwards. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Jungian, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Birmingham

Birmingham B14
07840 457258
Sessions from £60.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

I am a senior accredited BACP member, with two decades of experience in the field. I also have several decades experience of lecturing, initially as an academic psychologist, and for the past 12 years as a senior academic, manager and trainer in counselling & psychotherapy. My practice is rooted in psychodynamic and Jungian principles, but I have taught and supervised integrative trainees for many years. I consider Jung to have been both analytic and humanistic, in his focus on the Self (including the unconscious) being our source of authenticity, with which we may lose touch, leading us away from our path to 'individuation'. I welcome supervisees from any theoretical background but particularly those who are interested in thinking about their work psychodynamically - i.e. in terms of the unconscious dynamics that may be occurring both within the client, and between client and therapist. 

Practice description

My private practice is based in Kings Heath, Birmingham. I am also a senior academic, lecturer and trainer of counsellors and psychotherapists in a University setting. I am also an active researcher in the field of counselling & psychotherapy. I am able to supervise counsellors at all stages of their career, from those just starting out, to experienced counsellors. 

My first session

If you are interested in the possibility of supervision with me, I would welcome an initial phone conversation. We would then meet for an initial 50 minute session to discuss how we both work, and to decide a way forwards. 

Types of therapy

Integrative, Jungian, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults