Alison believes it is vital to help clients to achieve emotional stability using DBT, ACT, CBT or mindfulness-based therapies before addressing the underlying causes of emotional instability using EMDR. As a caring, supportive therapist, Alison understands that engaging in therapy can be confronting and challenging for the individual. As such, throughout the therapeutic process, in keeping with evidence-based research in trauma-informed practice, Alison uses a strengths-based approach to encourage and build her clients’ resilience and self-concept. Alison is committed to building a strong therapeutic rapport with her clients, she views therapy as a collaborative process.
Prior to working as a psychotherapist Alison worked in corporate management for 20+ years, where she observed the debilitating impact of anxiety and mood disorders on employees and was inspired to pursue postgraduate studies in psychology at Monash University (GradDipPsych).