I offer face to face and online video counselling to adult individuals who are suffering from self-esteem and anxiety issues, to help them make positive changes to their life and to feel better aboutthemselves. Sometimes, it can seem that the easiest thing to do is bury our emotions and hope our difficulties just go away, but this rarely works and can make matters worse for you. If you want to break the cycle and change your situation, but don’t know how, try talking to me.
I have a Master of Science degree in the treatment and diagnosis of mental health issues, from Kings College in conjunction with Guys Hospital, London and over the years I have supplemented thoseinitial qualifications with training in numerous other schools of psychotherapy, making me now a leading Integrative Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist.
Counselling and Psychotherapy is a very personal and individual experience, in which I believe the relationship between the therapist and client is of upmost importance. Together, I hope we can findnew ways of looking at and approaching aspects of life.
I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, trained to work using CBT, systemic and psychodynamic approaches. In addition I have training in group psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Working in outpatientand inpatient services in the NHS and with private providers, I have experience with a wide range of client groups. I have set up and run a psychology service abroad, working within a different cultural context and specifically with expatriates and their families.
Life may be challenging you in many ways and there may be some areas of your life that you would like to change or improve. If you feel you are struggling with important area of your life such as avalued relationship or building new relationships. You are experiencing difficulty with anger, criticism, anxiety, panic, stress, depression, your relationship with food and eating.
With a life sciences degree I started my career in science research, before moving into sales and marketing for various life sciences companies. I have been involved in personal coaching since 2007,when I qualified as a NLP Practitioner. This set me on the path to a new more fulfilling vocation and since then ever curious to learn more I have added skills in Thought Field Therapy to diagnostic level, Hypnotherapy to Diploma level and most recently Counselling and Psychotherapy to Diploma level.
We are all qualified psychotherapists/counsellors with a wide range of professional backgrounds: social work, probation, family court welfare, psychiatry, child, adolescent and family consultation,adult mental health, services for eating disorders and other addictions.
I use an integration of various approaches including Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy models to best suit the client's needs. I have listed additionalinformation on the Frequently Asked Questions Page. When phoning if you need to record a message please leave a phone number which you would feel comfortable for me to call.
Alison Sweeney is the founder of Thameside Resolutions, a service which aims to promote, encourage and develop personal and professional satisfaction and success for individuals and organisations, andto support separating couples manage the practical aspects of divorce and separation in as stress free a way as possible. Alison is a counsellor and psychotherapist providing counselling in Staines, and throughout Surrey and Middlesex.
Do you want to understand yourself and your behaviour more or would you like to make changes in your life, resolve relationship issues, understand what makes you tick? I offer Individual Counsellingand Relationship and Psychosexual Counselling in Esher, Surrey. Have you reached a crossroads in your life, feel confused, depressed, anxious, or in need of some support and someone to talk to.