Alison
ADHD COUNSELLOR
YOUTH COUNSELLOR
TRAUMA & ANXIETY SPECIALIST

DIAGNOSED ADHD, DYSLEXIA & DYSPRAXIA

Alison had many years of experience helping people, especially young people, as a Teacher, Youth Worker and Community Health Worker before she found her passion for Counselling.

It was during her Counselling training that she received her ADHD diagnosis which was a huge relief for her and explained so much.

Alison has had personal experience of domestic violence and living with a parent with mental health issues which first led her into therapy for herself and culminated in her becoming a fully qualified Counsellor.

Alison has other family members with neurodiversity. She is a passionate believer in equality and has many years experience working with Travellers, Care Leavers and clients classed as hard to reach.

Alison has many years experience working with EAPs, helping people with workplace issues, financial stress, workplace bullying and retaining employment.

Alison is passionate about helping ADHD clients recover from trauma and particularly enjoys working with individuals helping them with family and relationship issues including parenting or childlessness.

 

Qualifications

  • BA(Hons) English Literature 1991
  • PGCE 1993
  • Introduction to Counselling skills 2011
  • Counselling Skills 2012
  • Diploma in Counselling 2014
  • Full Clean DBS

Further Training

  • CPD
  • Adult Survivors of Dysfunctional Families 
  • Anxiety 
  • Anger Management 
  • ADHD 
  • Autism 
  • Bereavement 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
  • Creative Counselling 
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse 
  • Depression
  • Dissociation & DID
  • Divorce 
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Infant Loss 
  • LGBT
  • Safeguarding 
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma 
  • Well-being In Nature 
  • Young People & Anxiety

Alison
ADHD COUNSELLOR
YOUTH COUNSELLOR
TRAUMA & ANXIETY SPECIALIST

DIAGNOSED ADHD, DYSLEXIA & DYSPRAXIA

Alison had many years of experience helping people, especially young people, as a Teacher, Youth Worker and Community Health Worker before she found her passion for Counselling.

It was during her Counselling training that she received her ADHD diagnosis which was a huge relief for her and explained so much.

Alison has had personal experience of domestic violence and living with a parent with mental health issues which first led her into therapy for herself and culminated in her becoming a fully qualified Counsellor.

Alison has other family members with neurodiversity. She is a passionate believer in equality and has many years experience working with Travellers, Care Leavers and clients classed as hard to reach.

Alison has many years experience working with EAPs, helping people with workplace issues, financial stress, workplace bullying and retaining employment.

Alison is passionate about helping ADHD clients recover from trauma and particularly enjoys working with individuals helping them with family and relationship issues including parenting or childlessness.

Following her own ADHD diagnosis, Alex has been on an intense learning and self-growth journey and now sees ADHD as a mixture of Superpower and Kryptonite. ADHD has gifts no one could imagine, but with the sweets comes the sours, and this has led to Alex experiencing the difficulties and challenges ADHD brings. It was a huge relief to realise this was the reason but it was coupled with a sense of sadness it had not been recognised sooner.

Alex is passionate about working with Adults with ADHD to understand their own superpowers and to manage the Kryptonite as well as truly understand themselves, their dreams, wants, desires and feel authentically you. It has become her life’s ambition to raise awareness and celebrate Neurodiversity.

Having experienced discrimination in the workplace because of her ADHD, Alex works tirelessly to ensure she is able to provide the most accurate legal and procedural support and guidance to clients she works with. Alex now also offers Neurodiversity Training for employers to understand and get the very best from their staff.

Alex is passionate about helping clients with employment law and discrimination, SEN law, corporate social responsibility, training, development and public speaking.

 

Qualifications

  • BA(Hons) English Literature 1991
  • PGCE 1993
  • Introduction to Counselling skills 2011
  • Counselling Skills 2012
  • Diploma in Counselling 2014
  • Full Clean DBS

Further training

  • CPD
  • Adult Survivors of Dysfunctional Families
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Creative Counselling
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Depression
  • Dissociation & DID
  • Divorce
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Infant Loss
  • LGBT
  • Safeguarding
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Well-being In Nature
  • Young People & Anxiety