Psychotherapy, counselling, supervision in Truro, mid Cornwall 4 Green Street, Truro, TR1 2LH
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Alison Hunt has 27 years post-qualification organisational and private practice experience; as a practitioner, supervisor, clinical manager and clinical director. She trained and has worked in New York City and London. Alison has recently re-located from Central London to Truro, where her practice encompasses individual psychotherapy, family and couple counselling, and clinical supervision of other counsellors and psychotherapists.
Alison's approach as a psychotherapist and counsellor has evolved over time and with experience, being broadly psychodynamic and relational, but incorporating elements of cognitive and dialectical behaviour therapies. Alison has extensive knowledge and experience of the treatment of substance and process addictions, and uses motivational enhancement, behavioural , attachment theory, neurobiological understanding, mindfulness and 12 Step approaches in dealing with these issues. She has many years of experience working with people at all stages of the journey of recovery from addiction, particularly those who, having stopped addictive behaviour(s), then find that they need professional help to deal with underlying issues. Alison is also experienced in dealing with work-related stress, depression, anxiety, and issues related to sexuality and identity.
Alison trained at New York University, and holds a Master’s degree in clinical social work (MSW), which is a core mental health and psychotherapeutic training in the USA. Alison has completed further training in clinical supervision and consultancy at The Tavistock Centre and the Maudsley Hospital; in Group Analysis at the Institute for Group Analysis; and in Attachment Theory at The Bowlby Centre. Alison's continuing professional education training includes: the treatment of substance abuse, eating disorders, and sex addiction; Cognitive Behavioural approaches; the treatment of depression & anxiety; and mindfulness.
In addition to her Truro, mid Cornwall counselling and psychotherapy practice, Alison currently provides supervision and training at Terrence Higgins Trust, and provides supervision, training and programme design for Glenholme Mental Health care. Alison has developed and delivers training to other professionals on Understanding and Working with Chemsex; and Understanding and Working with clients with co-occurring disorders.
" I aim to work in a way that is transparent. I do not believe that therapy is about 'doing' or 'fixing' something, rather that it is a collaborative process to together explore and find a way forward in life. The transformative power lies in the therapeutic relationship".
"People's choices in psychotherapy and counselling can be constrained by the limits of time and finances. We can make an agreement to work in a short-term, more solution-focused way, for an agreed number of sessions; or a longer-term more exploratory way. There are certain issues that may not be amenable to short-term counselling or psychotherapy, and I will explain why I am suggesting a certain course of action".
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and Professional Code of Conduct.
I am a member of FDAP (Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals)
Psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor in mid Cornwall:
4 Green Street, Truro, TR1 2LH
4 Green Street, Truro, TR1 2LH