I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor offering a warm and empathic professional relationship to help you explore your concerns and difficulties. Together we work to make sense of your issues, develop new ways of coping and help you make changes in your life.
Alison J Cumming
I have worked in a variety of settings since qualifying in 2000 :
- as a GP practice counsellor
- in an NHS psychotherapy department
- as a student counsellor at a university
- in a local community counselling agency
I have also worked in private independent practice since 2002.
How Did I Get Here?
I worked as a GP for 13 years before retraining as a counsellor at University of Strathclyde in 1998. I gained Accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) in 2002 and was Senior Accredited in 2011. I qualified as a supervisor in 2003, and was a core tutor on the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling at Strathclyde University from 2006-2013.
In 2008, I undertook further specialist postgraduate training in Integrative Psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute in London and gained my Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy (MSc.) in 2011 with Middlesex University.