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Miss Alison Outram

Allie Outram

Counselling, Psychotherapy

 

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Overview

Specialises in

  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)

About me

As with many in the world of counselling, my interest emerged from needing to deal with my own problems. As a counsellor I would like to journey alongside you, to try to understand your world, to help you identify what holds you back, and to discover ways of being that are more in tune with what you need.

How I work:

In my work, I draw upon a broad spectrum of psychotherapeutic knowledge and tune my approach to match the uniqueness of each person I work with. My training is in Relational Therapy whose central premise is that it is through relationships that we become and maintain who we are, and it is through the therapeutic relationship that personal change can take place. I integrate and interweave other techniques into my work, as I absolutely believe that there is strength in diversity. I will use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) techniques to assist with changing thoughts and behaviours, building self-compassion and reducing shame. I also draw upon Transactional Analysis (a theory of personality) and use a collaborative Person-Centred approach, allowing you to gain personal insight and bring awareness to how you are able to heal yourself.

How I hope to help you:

I aim to offer you a supportive, open and trusting therapeutic relationship and a space to share, in confidence, difficulties in your personal life. My desire for you is that this will enable you to be honest about your issues and help you explore and unlock feelings which may have been hidden for years, without fear of judgement or reproach. I will take time to listen to you and to understand your experiences. Painful situations in the present often have their roots in the past. I hope to assist you to uncover hidden links, which in turn may allow greater freedom of thought and action.

I believe that it is essential that you feel comfortable with your therapist so that you can start an open and frank dialogue. Research has indicated that the working alliance (how you get on with your therapist) is as important as any other factor in successful therapeutic outcomes. I am happy to have a telephone chat in the first instance if you feel that this would help you to decide whether you want to meet me.

Codes of Ethics and Practice

I receive regular supervision for my work, in line with BACP ( British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) guidelines, and work within the Ethical Framework of the BACP. I possess full professional liability insurance and I am fully DBS checked. In terms of continuing professional development, I attend numerous courses and conferences annually to ensure that I remain a competent, well informed and effective counsellor.

Areas of interest

My area of special interest and expertise is EATING DISORDERS. I am a Beat Ambassador (www.b-eat.org.uk) sharing their vision that eating disorders can and will be beaten. I have had personal experience of overcoming an eating disorder and now aim to inspire other sufferers and give insight into the complexities of this tenacious and notoriously difficult to treat illness.

I am trained in CBT-E which is the cutting edge development in CBT treatment especially designed for eating problems and disorders. CBT-E is the abbreviation for “enhanced cognitive therapy”, and it refers to a “transdiagnostic” personalised psychological treatment for eating disorders. CBT-E has been shown to be more effective than all the other widely used treatments for eating disorders.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders

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Offers

  • Video and telephone consultations
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Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (>50)

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