Relationship and Couples Therapist
Allison is a compassionate and calm therapist who clients find easy to connect with. She is patient, curious, and genuinely invested in helping people improve their relationships – with themselves and with others.
Allison is sought by couples seeking deeper commitment and wanting to break out of harmful patterns. She’s also great for people who are navigating the challenges of finding a new partner and entering in new relationships. She has worked with people experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, or hurtful past. She observes that a lot of couples end up in perpetual cycles – of poor communication and conflict, hurt and disappointment – which they find hard to break without professional help.
Notably, Allison has had years of working in the addiction space which means she is particularly skilled at working with couples where one or both are experiencing substance abuse issues.
Allison is practical and results driven. Sessions are tailored in consultation with her clients at the first session.
Allison has specialist training in Family Systems as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focussed and Motivational Interviewing, Systemic Frameworks and EFT.
On a personal note, Allison has raised three (now adult) children. She loves the beach, playing tennis, dancing and spending time with her family and friends.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
Master of Counselling at Excelsia College and further studies in Family Systems Theory & Application at The Family Systems Institute.
Clinical Member of PACFA and Christian Counsellors Association of Australia.
“With a non-judgemental approach, Allison has taught me with patience to understand personal boundaries and offered a range of practical solutions to help me cope with everyday difficult situations”. – Client who has worked with Allison.
“Allison is a remarkable counselor who creates a deep sense of trust and openness. Her insightful questions and commitment to practical actions foster meaningful personal growth and emotional healing. – Client who has worked with Allison
“I have had the privilege of working with Allison as my counsellor, and I can confidently say that she is a truly remarkable professional. Her dedication to her clients’ well-being and personal growth is evident in every interaction. Allison possesses a unique ability to connect on a personal level. She takes the time to get to know you, not just as a client, but as an individual with emotions, experiences, and unique challenges. This personalised approach creates a foundation of trust and openness that is invaluable in the counselling process. What sets Allison apart is her talent for offering insights and asking thought-provoking questions that go beyond surface-level conversations. She delves deep into your thoughts and feelings, guiding you to explore areas of your life that may have been previously unexamined. Her questions have a remarkable way of sparking profound reflection and fostering meaningful change. One of the aspects of Allison’s counselling style that I find particularly impactful is her commitment to action. After every session, she provides practical tasks or exercises designed to support your well-being and personal growth. This practical approach ensures that the insights gained in our sessions translate into real-life actions and positive changes. Allison’s counselling goes far beyond the traditional counsellor-client dynamic; it feels like having a trusted partner on your journey of self-discovery and emotional healing. She is not just interested in helping you navigate life’s challenges; she genuinely cares about your happiness and resilience. In my time working with Allison, I have experienced significant personal and emotional growth, and I attribute much of that progress to her guidance and support. I wholeheartedly recommend Allison as a counsellor to anyone seeking emotional healing, self-improvement, and a compassionate guide on their path to well-being. Thank you, Allison, for your unwavering commitment to my emotional health and your invaluable contributions to my journey of healing and growth. You are truly exceptional, and I am grateful for the positive impact you have had on my life.” – Client who has worked with Allison