Alison Jones, PhD, CPsychol, PG Dip CBT, DClinPsy, MRes, BSc
Alison is a warm and highly skilled clinical psychologist who specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for a variety of mood and anxiety disorders. Alison is a compassionate and empathic therapist, who focusses on developing a shared understanding with clients of their difficulties, whilst maintaining an active focus in therapy to enable clients to achieve their goals. She is a supportive therapist and prioritises creating a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship with clients.
Alison completed her doctoral clinical psychology training at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London and continued to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, which entitles her to full accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Alison completed specialist training at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT), a national specialist service delivering evidence based therapies. Alison currently works in a NHS service which specialises in providing cognitive behavioural therapies to individuals with complex mental health needs and is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). Alison currently supervises mental health professionals in the NHS and has also developed and delivered workshops to trainee clinical psychologists and trauma counsellors abroad in Sri Lanka.
Alison believes in tailoring an intervention to meet her client’s needs and has expertise in drawing on principles from Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Alison also believes in focusing on client’s strengths and areas of resilience in her work, to help clients improve their wellbeing and quality of life.