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About me

My name is Alison Goolnik. I am an integrative trained psychotherapist and counsellor and my approach draws mainly on psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural therapy principles.  Everyone is different so I adapt the approach to suit you and benefit you.  What is key is for us to build a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. 

I have worked across a wide range of settings offering psychotherapy and counselling in schools, further education colleges, hospitals and for university students supporting clients with a broad range of issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, financial difficulties, exam worries, low self-esteem, trauma, addiction and bullying.


Besides working privately, I also provide counselling for an online support service for young people aged 18-25 years. I work with adults of all ages and specialise in working with young adults. 


  • MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling

  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology

Training and Certificates

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Essentials-Level 2

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety and OCD

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Social Anxiety

  • Suicide and Self-harm training

  • Working with Financial Hardship

  • Master class in Eating Disorders and Obesity

  • Imposter Syndrome training

  • Solution Focused work

  • Transactional Analysis

  • Working with Secondary Age Young People and Young Adults

  • Safeguarding

  • Art and play therapy


Memberships and Verifications

I work to a high standard of practice:

  • Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

  • Accredited registrant membership of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

  • Verified by Counselling Directory and Psychology Today

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