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.