Alison Outram

Alison Outram


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07764 606617

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Therapist - Bradford

Bradford BD15
07764 606617
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

My appointment times are: 

Monday - Thursday: 11.30am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm.                                                                                                      Friday: 11.30am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

Appointments are 50 minutes and I offer face to face, Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, VSee, and telephone appointments. 

About me and my therapy practice

About me: I am a BACP Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist working in Private Practice. As with many in the world of counselling, my interest emerged from needing to deal with my own problems. As a counsellor I would like to journey alongside you, to try to understand your world, to help you identify what holds you back, and to discover ways of being that are more in tune with what you need.


How I work: In my work, I draw upon a broad spectrum of psychotherapeutic knowledge and tune my approach to match the uniqueness of each person I work with. My training is in Relational Therapy whose central premise is that it is through relationships that we become and maintain who we are, and it is through the therapeutic relationship that personal change can take place. I integrate and interweave other techniques into my work, as I absolutely believe that there is strength in diversity. I will use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) techniques to assist with changing thoughts and behaviours, building self-compassion and reducing shame. I also draw upon Transactional Analysis (a theory of personality) and use a collaborative Person-Centred approach, allowing you to gain personal insight and bring awareness to how you are able to heal yourself. 

Practice description

Area of expertise - Eating Disorders: I am a Beat Media Volunteer, on the BACP Expert Panel for eating disorders, and have made many media appearances, given presentations, published a book, and written several newspaper and magazine articles about this subject. I am passionate about challenging the stereotypes and stigma that people with eating disorders face, campaign for better services and treatment, and love to provide information, support and encouragement to those seeking treatment and recovery. I am trained in CBT-E (Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) which is the leading evidence-based and most effective treatment for eating disorders. 

My first session

How I hope to help you: I aim to offer you a supportive, open and trusting therapeutic relationship and a space to share, in confidence, difficulties in your personal life. My desire for you is that this will enable you to be honest about your issues and help you explore and unlock feelings which may have been hidden for years, without fear of judgement or reproach. I will take time to listen to you and to understand your experiences. Painful situations in the present often have their roots in the past. I hope to assist you to uncover hidden links, which in turn may allow greater freedom of thought and action. 

I believe that it is essential that you feel comfortable with your therapist so that you can start an open and frank dialogue. Research has indicated that the working alliance (how you get on with your therapist) is as important as any other factor in successful therapeutic outcomes. I am happy to have a telephone chat in the first instance if you feel that this would help you to decide whether you want to meet me. 

Then, in our first session, you to assess me to see if you feel I am the 'right fit' for you. If you are seeking help for disordered eating  I will allow up to 90 minutes for our initial assessment appointment and I will send you some pre-assessment questions to please kindly answer (if you can) beforehand. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Depression, Eating disorders, Life coaching, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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