Alison Psychologist


Alison Psychologist Sydney

  • Alison

    Registered Psychologist Sydney

    B. Soc Sc (Psych); Grad Dip Health Ed; M. App Psych; Grad Dip Som Psych;

    Hart Centre Certified   

    • Crows Nest, NSW
    Specialised Training
    • Imago Relationship Therapy
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Adolescents
    • Trauma and Children in Out of Home Care
    • Insight Dialogue and Mindfulness for Therapists
    • Advanced Skills in Suicide Prevention
    Areas of Interest
    • Parenting young children and teenagers.
    • Parenting children with challenging behaviours
    • Fertitlity
    • Couples
    • Couples with young families
    • Senior couples
    • Extended families
    • Grief and loss and trauma
    • Anxiety and depression
    • Bi-polar
    • Sexual trauma
    • Aspergers

    Alison has worked as a psychologist and psychotherapist for the past 18 years. Her clinical work has been with individuals, couples, young people and their families. Alison feels passionate about working with couples and relationships and believes that with skilled and empathic support couples can gain insight, resolve conflict and improve and deepen their relationship.

    Alison has experience working with individuals and relationships around issues such as communication including anger and jealousy, breaches of trust, lack of emotional intimacy, financial difficulties and the stresses involved in raising children.  Alison has also worked closely with blended families and families where they have taken on the care of foster children.

    Alison has completed training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, relationship counselling, trauma informed therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and in addition uses mindfulness to support clients in achieving positive therapeutic and relationship outcomes. Along with her private practice Alison has worked within community health, local government and educational settings providing counselling, group work and health education. She has also worked in the foster care system supporting couples manage the transition of caring for children with trauma.

    Alison is a warm, empathic and skilled psychologist. She tailors her approach to meet the needs of her clients and the issues they bring. Alison also ensures that clients develop practical relational skills that they can utilise away from the session to support them in problems solving, improving their communication and growing their emotional intimacy.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    18 years

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?

    Empathic, highly intuitive, clear and concise communicator.

    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    The opportunity to support and assist clients to feel more confident in their ability to manage emotional reactions, to problem solve potential difficulties and to feel more alive and engaged in their relationships.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    Alison worked with a couple who had been experiencing communication difficulties and issues around honesty. One partner was also experiencing depression and was regularly withdrawing from the other.

    Alison was able to support both individuals in their capacity to really listen to each other and connect more deeply with feelings that had been hidden and unexplored. This led to the couple seeing one another’s perspective and being more caring and honest. The outcome was a a deepening of their emotional intimacy and a more satisfying relationship.

    Parking & Accessibility

    The best place to park is Woolworths car park on Burlington Street, Crows Nest which has two hours of free parking and is a few minutes walk from Alison’s practice.

    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552