Verified Therapist

Alison Cowpar...The thoughtful way

Qualifications & Accreditations:

Alison Cowpar, B.A(Hons) Counselling, & Psychotherapy, B.Des, Adv. Dip Psych & Hyp, Certified NLP(Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner. MSc Autism spectrum disorders & neuro-developmental conditions. I am currently an accredited member with the APCP (Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists Ireland). I am also an EMDR practitioner and member of the EMDR association Ireland

Professional Status:

Accredited Therapist

Issues worked with:

Anxiety, Depression, Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma and PTSD, Eating Disorders, Bereavement and Loss, Relationship Issues, Family Problems, Child and Adolescent Issues, Sex and Sexuality, Identity Issues, Addictions, Anger, Self-Esteem, Adoption Loss, Abortion, Chronic / Terminal Illness, Work Related Stress

For whom:

Adults, Couples, Adolescents, Children, Family, Groups

I do offer Video/Web-cam/Skype sessions

Price:

60 for one to one sessions , 80 for couples counselling
reduced rates for students and unemployed,

I do offer concession

Professional association:

The Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (APCP)

Theoretical approach:

Person Centred Psychotherapy, Humanistic and Integrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Couple and Family Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

ABOUT ME & MY APPROACH

I am an experienced counsellor& psychotherapist with ten years of experience in providing professional counselling services. I am currently in private practice and my areas of expertise lie in treating stress, anxiety, addiction, depression, relationship issues, gender issues, couples, personal development, and health-related psychosocial issues for youths, adolescents and adults. I also work with children and adults on the autism spectrum. I work as a counsellor/Psychotherapist with the Bedford Family Project facilitating groups and treating clients for a range of complex psychosocial issues relating to imprisonment. As well as this I am an affiliate member of Spectrum Health providing face to face counselling as well as telephone support counselling services for a wide range of issues including Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) issues.

I practise as an Integrated, Client-Centred Humanistic therapist. I work with many different approaches using behavioural techniques such as CBT & DBT as well as mindfulness, guided meditation, and hypnotherapy. I also offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) > This is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from emotional distress caused by disturbing or traumatic life experiences.
I also work with groups as a facilitator and a supervisor

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