ALISON BARTON

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPIST

Emma Honey

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

I am a registered Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a broad life experience across education and training, performance, and business.

Following a career in the performing arts and education, in mid-life, I completed an honours degree in psychology, followed by a certificate in counselling skills and a graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have lectured in Cognitive Behavioural Theory and practiced as a therapist in Further Education and private practice.

I offer a safe, non-judgemental space in which you can speak and be heard. My approach is firmly rooted in CBT, but takes a Person-Centred, collaborative position, so you – the client – remain central to the process, which goes at your pace.

CBT recognises that you are the expert in your own experience. You teach me about being you. I teach you how to use the tools and techniques of CBT. Together, we use CBT processes to figure out how you can feel better and more in control. I will hold you in unconditional positive regard throughout the time we work together. 

Everyone has the right to happiness and deserves help to find it.  

Training and qualifications

  • BSc Hons (Psychology)

  • SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork – A Cognitive Behavioural Approach

  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills

ACCREDITATION TO PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • Registered Member BACP

  • Registered Member BABCP (Eligible for Accreditation)

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

  • Adult individuals – Anxiety (including OCD), Depression

  • Occupation, employment, vocation, performance

  • The Arts 

INVEST IN YOURSELF AND YOUR WELLBEING

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR THERAPISTS

We carry out rigorous checks and vet all our therapists before they join the team. They must meet with our high standards of professional specification which includes:

First, we carry out a triage step during a 15-minute free initial telephone consultation. Depending on the challenges you’re facing, we will then recommend a counsellor, CBT therapist or clinical psychologist.

We also have clinic locations throughout the North, so there is usually one not too far from you.

As a result, we can usually offer an appointment quickly and at a time and place convenient for you. But, above all, tailored to your needs.