Alison Collis

Alison Collis

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Therapist - Nottingham

Nottingham NG7
Sessions from £76.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates



About me and my therapy practice

I give you a safe, supportive, nurturing environment to explore and resolve the issues that are troubling you. I've been helping people live positive, more fulfilled lives for over 20 years. I offer a free explore call for you to ask me any questions and get sense of working together before you make a commitment. Working with your chosen therapist needs to feel right for you.

I work with couples. I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy because it is based on extensive research analysing thousands of relationships. It provides practical, easy-to-understand interventions, so that you can change your relationship habits and get your communication and connection back on track. It can also help you understand if your relationship is likely to succeed or fail, and what you can do in either situation. I have a specialisation in working with cross-cultural couples.

I use Gottman's Affair Recovery Programme when I work with couples where there's been a betrayal.

I have a specific package for pre-marital/pre-commitment couples which brings together elements of the Gottman approach with Prepare & Enrich, the market leader in marriage preparation.

I'm a psychotherapist, coach and supervisor with 20 years experience, working in private practice and the charitable sector where I led the mental health team at Doncaster's Women's Centre.

I work online with couples in the UK and around the world and face-to-face at dedicated premises in Nottingham. I also have a programme of retreats and therapy weekends at my centre in Portugal.

My core training is Transactional Analysis.

Practice description


"I only have positive things to say about Alison and her approach to relationship therapy. My husband and I are so grateful for the journey we've taken - starting with the relationship questionnaire that provided us with great insight, to identifying our strengths and weaknesses, making a plan and then working on it. It really has been transformational. Alison somehow possesses the perfect blend of knowledge, communication skills, insight and a tool box of valuable practices. I've recommended her to other couples more times than I can count." Testimonial by S.A.

"Last year my husband and I began (in trepidation), marital therapy with Alison, based on her Gottman training. It saved our marriage. No question. We had a day with face to face meetings, and the rest of our sessions were on Skype. Alison was perceptive, gentle, non-judgemental and kind. She was able to stay ‘neutral’, whilst expressing empathy and concern to both sides - no mean feat! For each of us as individuals, she was able to draw out deeply held back fears and pains, and also joys. We both thank her from the bottom of our hearts."  Testimonial by J.M.

"We needed a therapist who could understand and be mindful of our two different cultures, backgrounds and upbringing. Alison and her approach have been extremely respectful of this and we have always felt that we could speak openly and be understood. It's been very useful to have various tools that we could use and adapt to our conversations. The tools and exercises have helped us improve our communication and resolve conflicts in a more empathic way. This in turn has led us to deepen our understanding of each other and to better our relationship.” Testimonial by A.Q.

My first session

I offer a free exploratory call of 20-30 minutes.

The Gottman Method has a 3 session assessment process:-

- Session 1 - I meet with you both to understand your goals and take a history of your relationship

Then I invite you to do an online assessment - The Gottman Questionnaire.

- Session 2 - I meet with each of you individually to explore your answers in the questionnaire and understand your personal goals.

- Session 3 - This is the Gottman Feedback session where I outline the strength and challenge areas as defined by Gottman and I recommend a way forward. You receive a copy of your report.

Couples sessions are normally 75 minutes and are £95 Online or £115 face-to-face. 

Supervisor - Nottingham

Nottingham NG7
Sessions from £75.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I'm currently fully booked and not expecting to be able to take new clients until June 2024.

I am only working Online at present.

About me and my therapy practice

I provide individual and group supervision in Nottingham, online and by phone.

I have an SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision Level 2 from the British Psychological Society. Experience of providing supervision to practitioners in private practice, the voluntary sector and the NHS. I work with trainee and qualified counsellors & therapists from a range of modalities and disciplines.

I work collaboratively with my supervisees, supporting their professional growth & development and maintaining the standards of the BACP Ethical Framework.

Structure of Supervision: Before we begin supervision, we agree the scope of our work and sign a written agreement that reflects this. At the beginning of each supervision session we make a verbal session contract and close the session with a brief evaluation.

Focus of Supervision: The primary focus of supervision is to be supportive to the Supervisee, ensure they're working safely and to develop their professional competence. It may optionally include quality control. We balance the 3 areas of support, learning and accountability.

Models of Supervision: I use an integrative approach but draw on Proctor’s 3 Function Interactive Model and Stoltenberg and Delworth Integrated Developmental Model.


• Exploratory call: Free

• Individual: £75 for a 60 minute session, £110 for 90 minute session

• Group: Derived from the above pricing but dependent on number of people in the group.

My core training is Transactional Analysis.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Trainer - Nottingham

Nottingham NG7
Sessions from £160.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Improving Emotional Intelligence, or EQ is central to work I do for organisations. Emotional intelligence is widely recognised as a valuable skill that helps improve communication, perseverance, problem-solving, influence and relationships within the workplace.

An individual with high EQ will typically:-

Make better decisions and solve problems more effectively

Keep calm under pressure

Resolve conflicts more fairly

Have greater empathy with a broad range of people

Listen, reflect, and respond appropriately to others

An individual with low EQ is more inclined to:-

Have passive or aggressive communication styles

Avoid personal responsibility or play the role of the victim

Refuse to work as a team

Be overly critical of others

Not be open to the opinions of others

Organisations can choose to increase the Emotional Intelligence of their leaders and employees through Executive Coaching, a Masterclass or a programme combining both.

I deliver Masterclasses on :-

Workplace Resilience

Resilient Leadership

Managing & influencing using Emotional Intelligence

Effective communication in the workplace

Dealing with difficult people

Stress Management


Managing challenging transitions

I also provide executive coaching for entrepreneurs.

Please contact me to arrange a time for us to discuss your requirements. We can then explore the options that would be most suitable and I will create a solution specifically to meet your needs.

What I can help with

Anger management, Business coaching, Career coaching, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, Redundancy, Self esteem, Stress, Work related issues