Alison: Lead Counsellor

Passionate about caring for others. Over the past 20 years, I have worked in multiple community service sectors, including youth work, school, mental health, disability, prisons, rehabilitation, carer, parenting, and church communities. I am married, my partner is FIFO, and we have two adult children. I understand what it takes to not just survive but to flourish after traumatic events.

As a professional counsellor, I use a person-centred, solution focused (future) integrated approach. This includes listening to your story with empathy and compassion and recognizing the influence of family origin, the role of our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. CBT, Positive Psychology, Act and Commitment Therapy, EMDR. In practice I am trauma informed, listening to you with high care.

I am respectful of people with spiritual and religious beliefs and encourage people in their faith.

Alison has multiple training and registered with the Australian Counselling Association.