Alison Munro

Alison Munro


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07921 641 759

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Therapist - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH14
07921 641 759
Sessions from £42.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits

Availability

I am still working with clients during the current COVID-19 pandemic. I have undertaken several pieces of additional training to allow me to competently work online and on the telephone, including a full online training accredited by the BACP. 

About me and my therapy practice

I trained in Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at Strathclyde University. You can read more about this type of therapeutic work on the About Therapy page of this site. I do, however, have a broad knowledge of other types of counselling and psychotherapy, and draw on that knowledge when useful to clients.

Person-centred therapy holds firmly to the belief that each of us has the inner resources to develop, grow and change, and that with the right support we are capable of finding new ways of being in the world that are more satisfying, more meaningful to us. 

I will use my experience of and training in active listening to fully support you as you navigate your way through the difficulties that have brought you to counselling. 

Practice description

I offer individual therapy to adults (16yrs+) on both a short-term and longer-term basis, and I practice from a comfortable external office space at my home in south-west Edinburgh.

I am an accredited counsellor for the RNIB (Vision UK) and am committed to offering accessible therapy. I have several clients who are wheelchair users and find home visits a more useful way to access counselling. 

I work part-time at Edinburgh College in the COSCA Counselling Skills team. In addition I do some pro bono work for the PF Counselling Service, Balcarres Street, Edinburgh. This means there are some days of the week when my availability is limited.

I work in a collaborative way with clients, keen to support them in finding the best way forward in their lives. 

All this sounds very formal and, while it is true that I work in a boundaried, contracted way, clients generally feedback that they found me very approachable and able to quickly put them at their ease. 

My first session

After you contact me - and I hope you do - I'll arrange to chat with you briefly on the phone. That way you'll get a sense of whether or not you'll be able to work with me. It gives you a chance to tell me a little bit about the issues you're facing...which in turn allows me to be sure that counselling and psychotherapy is the most appropriate type of intervention for you at this point in your life. 

If we agree to explore working together further, we will arrange to meet for an initial introductory session of about 30 mins. I'll send you a short fact-sheet and a copy of my client contract ahead of that meeting.

Once again, this short sample session gives you a chance to feel confident in making a committed decision to working with me. It also gives me a chance to answer any further questions you have about the therapeutic process.  There is no fee for either of these exploratory conversations. 

After that, all being well, we'll arrange to meet for our first full 60-minute session, and we'll also decide how many sessions we'll initially contract for. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, 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

Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Currie

Currie EH14
07921 641 759
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Unavailable 9th August 2021 until 16th August 2021

About me and my therapy practice

I trained in the Person-Centred Approach at the University of Strathclyde and have grown to value the strengths of that approach more and more as I've developed my practice work. 

My supervision training was done with Jenny Biancardi who offers a wonderful course in Creative Supervision. The course underlined and affirmed my commitment to the Person-Centred Approach and gave me confidence to develop as a creative practitioner, something I'd always been drawn towards. 

I offer a concessionary rate for counselling trainees of £35

Practice description

My supervision practice is based on offering and maintaining an accepting, empathic and congruent space for us to work collaboratively and ethically with your client work. My aim is to support you in your work not direct you. 


I currently work using Zoom for the most part, but I am slowly picking up my face-to-face work in a limited manner and in line with Scottish Government COVID-19 guidelines. I am fortunate to have a comfortable office space at the bottom of my garden which is set up for my practice work. It is a secure space which is only used by me. 

My first session

As with my counselling practice, I'd meet with you for a 30-minute introductory session so that we could get a sense of how we might work together. 

The relationship between therapist and supervisor is a unique and precious one and it seems to me important to try to set off together on a secure and authentic footing. 

There is no fee for that introductory session. 

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Humanistic, Person centred

How I deliver therapy

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