About Ali Watson

Ali is a trained counsellor with a BA Hons Degree in Counselling from Roehampton University she has worked for various counselling charities as well as being a specialist mental health mentor for a local university campus.

Ali has over 3500 hours of counselling experience and is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

In accordance with BACP regulations, she has regular and ongoing supervision and participates in continuing professional development.

Ali is a warm, sensitive and non-judgmental therapist, offering a safe (and confidential), comfortable and quiet space in which to share what is troubling you.  I can help with a wide range of issues including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship difficulties, poor self-esteem, bereavement, and trauma including sexual and physical abuse.

Ali work from home, in a Consulting Room, on the outskirts of Christchurch, Dorset.  I offer mainly daytime weekday appointments, but evening appointments can be agreed at a mutually agreeable time.

Prior to training as a Counsellor, I was a Legal Secretary for over 11 years, having worked in London in a high-pressured environment for over 3 of those years.  I am therefore able to draw on these experiences in understanding the challenges of the workplace, its pressures both relationally and from a workload point of view.

In addition Ali is a trained debriefer through People in Aid in the UK and crisis and trauma debriefing through Le Rucher in Geneva and is a trustee of Brook Besor Trust a residential debriefing centre.

Ali is also a chaplain for Moorlands College and a local senor church leader.