Allison has lived in different countries, travelled extensively, and worked in various contexts with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Allison relates well to people of all ages from different cultural and religious backgrounds. She recognises the influence of cultural and familial backgrounds on the emotional and cognitive wellbeing of an individual, in addition to one’s life experience and current circumstances. As a registered Psychologist, she brings a warm, compassionate, and straight-forward approach which is particularly engaging with adolescents.
Allison has counselled individuals managing anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, low self-esteem, body issues, perfectionism, phobias, workplace stress and burnout, career transition, relationship breakdowns, chronic pain and illness, grief, loss, and death anxiety.
Influenced by family systems theory, Allison also works with couples and families to support both the individuals and the family unit. She believes that healthy relationships foster healthy individuals and healthy individuals live more content and meaningful lives.
Allison employs an integrative approach to therapy, drawing upon a wide-range of evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, schema therapy, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, trauma-informed recovery-based practice, and play therapy. She believes that there is no “therapy-fits-all”; thus, she works collaboratively with each individual client to develop a comfortable, trusting relationship and find the approach that best suits them.