What clients say

I saw Ali whilst facing a tough period in my life. During this time, I was able to work through a number of my anxieties and taught some useful coping techniques. Ali helped me enormously and I would thoroughly recommend her services to anyone needing help.


I had been suffering from alcohol addiction for around 6 years and had spent the last 2 years trying to do something about it through one-to-one counselling and group therapy. It had helped to a degree but I was starting to feel quite frustrated as it began to feel like no more than a weekly chat. I was introduced to Ali and have found her to be brilliant, she is very professional but also very charming and so very easy to talk to.
The sessions with Ali have structure to them, her knowledge is vast and her recommendations of audio books have all come together to give me so much knowledge and understanding of alcohol. I view Alcohol in such a different way now that I don't feel like I'm missing out, far from it.  The power of the knowledge I have is what has helped me to challenge and suppress my cravings. Finally, I have actually got somewhere. Thanks Ali.


Ali helped me in my early stages of recovery when I was still in active addiction and trying to stop. She took the time and care to understand me and adapt her techniques to suit what I needed. The work we did together pushed me into the start of my journey to recovery. I’ll always be grateful and thankful to her for this. Would highly recommend.


Ali helped me a great deal in our sessions. Not just in helping me understand my issues but also in arming me with the strategies to manage my symptoms and improve my mental health. Given my baseline of emotional reticence, and the degree to which I was struggling, this really was quite the achievement in my eyes. I would whole heartedly recommend Ali to anyone in need of counselling for their mental health.


We spoke to Ali when our teenage son became a gambling addict. We believe that our son benefited from her therapy sessions and as a family she was there for us when we did not know what to do. Ali is understanding, non-judgemental and professional. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ali.


I met Ali on the Masters in Addiction Psychology and Counselling course. To be honest, it was Ali who helped me through the first two years when I went through some uncertainty! I was always struck by how passionate Ali was about helping people and their families through tough times, she helped me for sure. I found her really easy to confide in, very sensitive and gentle and we stay in touch.
I’m a practising therapist myself now and I’d not hesitate to recommend Ali - absolutely. Very professional, boundaried, knowledgeable yet empathetic, warm and kind all at the same time. A real credit to the counselling profession.


I arranged to have some counselling with Ali, having found her through a Google search.  I was struggling with my relationship with my adult daughter and didn't know where to go with it.  This was making me very anxious, affecting my sleep and even making me chew the inside of my mouth, which I was struggling to stop.
I liked the look of Ali in her photo, the fact she was obviously really well qualified and experienced and was able to meet me face to face locally.  I didn't want to meet weekly either and she was flexible about this too and we met approximately fortnightly, which suited me well.  She also sounded very warm and kind yet still very professional when we talked on the phone before I started my sessions and proved to be like that whenever we met.
Ali really helped me start to develop strategies to manage my anxiety in practical ways, to take care of myself better in establishing better boundaries with my daughter and to look at aspects of myself that had become entrenched over the years and were still around, for example, a tendency to 'people please'.  We didn't talk too much about the past, unless it was helpful to understand the present and the focus was, as I had hoped, very much on moving on from where I was at that time.  
I had about 6 sessions with Ali and that was enough to bring me into a more balanced place to move on and I feel much better in myself and my chewing habit has gone!
Thank you, Ali, for all your help.