Dr Alison Stuart AFBPsS, Chartered Psychologist in Richmond and Twickenham working with adults and young people.

Making the decision to seek support from a psychologist can be a personal challenge. It is common for this process to evoke a wide range of questions. Do I really need therapy? Shouldn't I be able to cope on my own? Will therapy really make a difference to my life? In order to assess your needs and explore any concerns, I actively encourage potential clients to meet for an initial session before making the decision whether to commit to therapy.
Life is filled with a multiplicity of life events, transitions, challenges, opportunities, losses and other difficult experiences. Support from a Chartered Psychologist provides a confidential setting in which to explore and assess issues which may be impacting upon your life and emotional well-being. This can provide relief from the sense of personal isolation which can often accompany emotional difficulties. With this comes the opportunity for exploration, understanding, new insight and the potential for change.

My Approach

As a Chartered Psychologist, I have considerable experience providing therapy to individuals and families in the NHS, voluntary sector services, schools and private practice. I have experience of managing counselling services in schools and charities. I work with adults, children and adolescents offering either brief or long-term therapy. At the centre of my work is a strong emphasis placed upon the importance of a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship.

I aim to tailor my approach to meet the needs of the individual in order to enhance the likelihood of relief from troubling symptoms and potential for acceptance or change.

I Can Help

I work with a wide range of presenting issues including:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • panic
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • post traumatic stress disorder
  • phobias
  • eating disorders
  • post-natal depression
  • bereavement
  • work related issues
  • family related issues
  • bullying
  • redundancy
  • managing career transitions
  • anger management
  • adoption issues
  • anger management
  • relationship difficulties
  • low self-esteem
  • the impact of alcoholism/mental health problems upon relatives. Having worked in a specialist domestic violence project I have considerable amount of experience working with family members having to leave abusive relationships and supporting young people impacted by domestic abuse.

    I also offer clinical supervision services to clinicians and counselling psychologists in training.
  • Location

    My private practice consulting rooms are in St Margarets TW1. This is within easy reach of Teddington, Wimbledon, Richmond and East Sheen by car or public transport. On street parking is available.

    For further information, please use the email link on this page or telephone 07980 297996.

    I am a recognised provider of psychological therapy with Cigna, Aviva and Vitality Health. I also work with a number of American insurance companies supporting clients who have relocated for work or study abroad.