Allison has been working in the education sector for the past eleven years providing one-to-one and group support, mentoring young people who have become disengaged with the education system. Through her work and from life’s experience Allison decided to follow a path into counselling and psychotherapy. She has a Higher Diploma in Counselling from Northside Counselling Services (NCS) and BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from IICP. Allison is experienced in working with client’s who seek help for a variety of issues including anxiety, low mood, bereavement and loss, depression, relationship difficulties, stress, and loneliness.
‘I adopt an integrative and collaborative approach to ensure that the client’s needs are met, tailoring a therapeutic style that best suits the uniqueness of the client. The therapeutic relationship is central to my work and my aim is to provide a safe, trusting, non-judgmental, nurturing space where the client feels comfortable and supported in enabling them to understand their difficulties, explore their feelings and ultimately develop their inner strengths and coping mechanisms to reach their unique potential through positive changes. I believe we cannot change the past or be certain of the future, change can only take place in the here and now."
“The future depends on what you do today” Mahatma Ghandi