Alison Hunt, MSW Psychotherapy, counselling, supervision
Harley Street area & The City, Central London


Psychotherapy, counselling and supervision in Central London, close to Oxford Circus
85 Wimpole Street, W1
1 Snow Hill Court, EC1

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Alison Hunt has 23 years post-qualification organisational and private practice experience as a psychotherapist, supervisor, clinical manager and clinical director. She has trained and worked in New York City and London. Alison practices at two Central London sites: close to Oxford Circus tube station & Harley Street in W1, and near St. Paul's in the City. 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 behavioural therapies. Alison has extensive knowledge and experience of the treatment of substance and process addictions, and draws on motivational enhancement, behavioural , attachment theory, neurobiological understanding, mindfulness and 12 Step approaches in dealing with these issues.

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 private psychotherapy practice, Alison currently provides supervision and training at Terrence Higgins Trust, facilitates staff supervision / support groups for RAPt, and provides supervision, training and programme design for Glenholme mental health care.

" 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-focussed way, for an agreed number of sessions; or a longer-term more exploratory way. There are certain issues that may not be amenable to a short-term approach, 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 2 Central London locations:
Harley Street area, 85 Wimpole Street. Oxford Circus tube.
City of London, 1 Snow Hill Court. St. Paul's tube.

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