Alison Stevenson

Integrative Psychotherapist

I am an integrative psychotherapist, accredited with the BACP and have over 12 years’ experience working with adults and teenagers. Whether you would like to take care of your general mental health and emotional well-being or explore and work through more difficult life experiences or relationships, I am an experienced therapist who embodies the core qualities of empathy, compassion and acceptance, offering a non-judgemental space for therapy.

Being able to explore your thoughts and feelings, your relationships and interactions with others, may help you to understand the challenges you face and help you to identify any areas for change. Having a trustworthy therapist to talk to can be extremely valuable and can support you in living a more authentic and fulfilling life.life.

My practice incorporates a range of theoretical modalities to work with your individual needs, including Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Attachment frameworks. My approach is very much relationally focused, developing trust and safety to be able to work collaboratively and at your own pace. I am also qualified to work as a CBT practitioner (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) exploring negative thinking patterns and the core beliefs we hold about ourselves, about others and the world, and finding ways to challenge and change these ideas to develop a more positive self-esteem and self-worth. In addition, I incorporate Mindfulness Meditation and practices for well-being, which I share through experiential exercises in sessions, to help alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.

I also work creatively with the arts, for those individuals who would like to. I have found that using a variety of artistic mediums facilitates exploration and discovery of our unconscious processes.  The emphasis is on the individual’s own interpretations of their creative process, rather than my analysis of what is created. 

I am experienced in working with many presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, social-anxiety, panic attacks, family issues, bereavement/loss, attachment/separation, eating issues, abuse & trauma, sexual assault, relationships, self-harm, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem/self-worth.

If you would like to discuss how we might work together and to share some of your experiences and the challenges that you currently face, I very much look forward to meeting you.

Days I’m available at EmotionMatters

Here are the days I can see you in person or connect with you remotely

Monday
Wednesday
Friday

My fees

Standard session
£130
Standard 6-session block
£680
Off Peak
£115
Off Peak block
£600

Qualifications & training

  • 2020 – 2021 Diploma in Counselling Teenagers 
  • 2019 CPD – CBT and Counselling with ASD
  • 2018 CPD – 5 Week Bereavement Training 
  • 2018 CPD – CCMH Conference Building Resilience
  • 2017 CPD – CCMH Conference Trauma Informed Mental Health Practices
  • 2017 CPD – Understanding Honour-based crimes
  • 2016 CPD – Gender Identity
  • 2016 CPD – Mental Health Conference
  • 2016 CPD – Art therapy & Mindfulness
  • 2015 CPD – 3 day professional training – Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness
  • 2014 CPD –Working with Self-Harm and Eating Disorders
  • 2014 CPD – Conference: Risk & Resilience
  • 2013-2014 CPD – 1 year Mindfulness Practitioner Training 
  • 2013 City & Guilds: L3/L4 Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector 
  • 2012 CPD –  Attachment Across the Life-cycle (Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training)
  • 2010 Post-graduate certificate – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • 2009 CPD – Working with Shame
  • 2009 CPD –Personality Disorders
  • 2009 CPD – Anger & Rage
  • 2009 – Diploma Integrative Counselling
  • 2008 CPD – Separation and Reunion Forum
  • 2005-2007 – Certificate for Person-Centred and Psychodynamic Counselling
  • 2002 – BSc (Hons) Degree Psychology

How i offer psychotherapy

I work with clients across the UK, and around the world, using Skype, FaceTime & Zoom. There is no need to travel, and you can feel comfortable in your own home. It is free to set up and simple to use, so why not give it a try?

I offer sessions in English

Face-to-face

Skype

FaceTime

Zoom

LET US EXPLAIN HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU

Talk with our assessment team, who can listen to your story and needs, and help you find the right practitioner for you, and book you in for a Free 30 Minute session to meet with one of our therapists.