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Hi, I'm Alison

I'm so pleased you have found me!

I'm a counsellor who really cares about you and finding out what your needs are. I want the very best for you and I will do my best to help you achieve this.

I am based in Blaydon, in the North East of England but I am insured to work with anyone throughout the globe.


I work online and on the telephone, which many people find very convenient as there is no traveling, no waiting around and you get to choose your surroundings. Fitting therapy into your life more easily.

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My Story

I came to this profession after receiving counselling myself and being inspired.

I saw the immense value and I wanted to be able to help others navigate challenging times and life changing events.

I therefore, undertook 3 years of higher education study and changed career from a Horticultural Lecturer to a Pluralistic Counsellor.

My interests and loves are my family, my Cockerpoo Belle, camping, the outdoors, reading, cooking and Pilates.

Oh and eating sweets!

Why Work With Me!

I offer a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental space to explore what is important to you. A comfortable space where you are always in control.

I use a combination of approaches, from the Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Behaviouristic schools. I am also somatic and Internal Family Systems informed. I tailor each individual session to your needs and preferences.  I call my approach pluralistic.

So, if you are ready for improved self confidence, an interest in life and better quality connections with others, contact me now and see how I can help.

Although, I specialise in Relationship counselling this is not all I work with, please feel free to give me a message and see how I might help you.


  • I am a fully qualified counsellor.

  • Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.

  • 2 years experience of counselling primary school age children.

  • I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP).

  • Certificate in Relationship Mediation.

  • Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties.

  • Certificate in Grief and Loss in Children and Young People.

  • Certificate in Counselling those Bereaved by Suicide.

  • Certificate in Narcissistic Behaviour.

  • Certificate in Supervision.

  • IFS Informed.


  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist Training

  • Bereavement and Loss

  • Shame

  • Narcissism

  • People Pleasing

  • Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)

  • Resolving Trauma

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD).

  • Polyvagal Theory

  • Attachment Theory

  • Taming the Inner Critic

  • Skills in Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Couples therapy

  • Relationship therapy

  • Somatic Experiencing to Treat Trauma

  • Working with Trauma: Somatic based Interventions

  • Menopause

  • Child and Young Person Neurological Development and Attachment

  • Parenting a neurodivergent child

  • ADHD and Relationships

  • ADHD and Women

  • ADHD

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