- Phone number
- 07421 220432
- Flexible hours available
I offer sessions:
- Face to Face:
- Tuesday: Afternoon and Evening
- Remote (via Zoom):
- Flexible days/times
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Alison, I am a qualified counsellor and I provide individual counselling in North London (Angel Islington EC1V).
I am also a Mental Health First Aider.
It is important to choose a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable, in order to help you make the positive changes you want in your life and improve your emotional well-being.
There are many different reasons for seeing a counsellor. Some reasons can be:
Are you experiencing stress at work?
Are deadlines, or an overwhelming workload causing you feelings of anxiety, lacking in motivation, energy and enthusiasm?
Do you feel criticised by others, or feel you are not ‘good enough’?
Bereavement or Loss
Has a recent loss or bereavement made things seem more difficult to cope with than usual?
Are these feelings of grief stopping you from doing your usual things?
Are you experiencing difficulty getting to, or staying asleep?
Are you putting on a brave face to the world, which is masking your true feelings?
I am an accredited professional of the Foundation for Infant Loss, providing bereavement support to anyone affected by pregnancy loss and the death of a baby.
Are you feeling stuck?
Are there some changes you want to make in your life?
Working Creatively and Therapeutically with Art
I also offer image work in our sessions if that is something of individual interest. There are no expectations of being an artist, the focus of the work is on using art forms to work with issues to enable change and growth on a personal level.
There are a number of therapy approaches that counsellors are trained in, so it is important to consider carefully your expectations of counselling and of your counsellor.
I follow Carl Rogers’ Person Centred Approach to counselling. My aim is to offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space which is just for you to talk about those things that bother you.
I understand that it is not always easy to talk about problems and to express how you are feeling, however we will work together towards improving your emotional well-being around whatever has prompted you to seek help.
I also offer a few ways of working creatively in our sessions, if that is something of individual interest.
My first session
Your first session enables us to meet and discuss why you are looking for counselling.
It is an opportunity to get a sense of how we will work together. If we are both happy to work together, we will meet weekly at the same time for 50 minutes for as long as you feel you need.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling