- Lecturer in Counselling and Therapeutic Practice (CTP)
- Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
While her core training is in CBT, Alison is an integrative practitioner. Her client work is informed by her background in therapeutic groupwork and applied theatre and her recent training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
Alison has 20 years experience of groupwork and applied theatre in prisons, secure mental health settings, in Romanian orphanages and in substance misuse. She is the Co-Founder of Re-Live, an award-winning Arts and Health charity, creating innovative therapeutic life story work with older adults and people affected by trauma and adversity. She received an Arts and Health Practice Award from the Royal Society of Public Health (2015) for Re-Live’s creative work with military families. Alison and her Re-Live Co-founder, Karin Diamond, also received an award for International Leadership in Arts and Health from Arts and Health Australia. Alison and Karin are currently writing a book about Re-Live's methodology and practice.