Counselling and psychotherapy provides a dedicated and confidential space in which you can explore emotional difficulties, gain some insight into their origins, come to terms with painful experiences and develop capacities to think and behave in new ways.
Counsellor and Psychotherapist
MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute (2019)
Certified Transactional Analyst (2019)
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counseling, Metanoia Institute (2016)
Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Alison is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist, offering a therapy that is supportive and non-judgemental to clients who are in emotional difficulty. She works collaboratively with clients to make sense of their difficult experiences, come to terms with losses, become more aware of their unhelpful patterns of thinking, behaving and relating to others and gain an understanding of how to change these.
Alison works with a range of presentations including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, and relationship difficulties. She works with both individuals and couples, and is particularly interested in working with clients through periods of transition, for example adjusting to parenthood, redundancy or relationship loss. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process, where her role is to facilitate understanding and awareness and to empower clients to make new choices.
Alison is trained in Transactional Analysis, part of the humanistic tradition of counselling and psychotherapy.
Alison came to counselling and psychotherapy as a second career after spending 20 years in the corporate sector and uses her experience there to support clients, particularly in dealing with work related stress
COVID-19 UPDATE: Alison is currently working remotely. For further information, visit Alison's website: www.alisonbrake.com