Alison Smith

Alison Smith

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Therapist - Chelmsford

Chelmsford CM1
Sessions from £50.00



I am currently full and am not accepting new clients.

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, my name is Alison and I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor working online with clients aged 18+. I identify as neurodivergent and was diagnosed with autism in adulthood (Asperger's Syndrome). I became a counsellor to help others who may have found that the counselling profession did not always appreciate their uniqueness and individuality, or the very specific ways in which they struggle in life. 

And I decided to work online only in order to help reach clients who may find it difficult to access a 'conventional' counselling setup for whatever reason, be that anxiety, illness, caring responsibilities or simply because you are a busy person. 

You will find me approachable and down-to-earth, with the courage to challenge your thinking if and when you may be ready for that to happen. 

Practice description

I work with both neurodiverse and neurotypical clients. 

I help people who feel they are struggling to cope, who feel alone, who feel they don't fit in, who have been bullied, or who may be struggling to break out of damaging patterns of thinking or behaviour. I also help those who feel they were damaged by their early lives or subsequent abusive relationships. 

I gained many months of bereavement experience before qualifying as a counsellor, working at a local hospice bereavement team. I understand how losses affect our life course in obvious and less obvious ways, and have also worked with carers and those with chronic illness. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Neurodiversity, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions

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