Alyson is a qualified, trauma-informed counsellor who joined Signpost as a trainee in 2017. She has extensive experience of working with carers. Alyson works in a person-centred way, offering warmth and active listening to help clients untangle complex or confusing feelings. She seeks to provide a safe, confidential space where people can explore their emotional difficulties free from judgement.

Alyson lives locally with her two children and volunteers as a counsellor at a women's centre. She previously taught English as a Foreign Language to groups of older women and young parents, and is sensitive to the challenges faced by different generations of immigrants settled in the UK. Alyson has specialist knowledge of ADHD in women and girls, as well as teen mental health and self-harm. She has worked with boarding school survivors and those living with complex trauma, often from childhood, and supports clients in understanding and managing the pervasive effects of trauma on their lives today. Alyson believes that a non-directive compassionate approach is ultimately empowering and can enable change.

Alyson is a registered member of BACP and works in line with the ethical framework for counsellors and psychotherapists.