Alison Hunter Therapy
Counselling, Psychotherapy, Coaching in Glasgow Southside & Online

About Alison Hunter Therapy

Before setting up my Glasgow psychotherapy practice in 2018, I completed seven years of training and qualified with an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Insitutute in London, one of the leading providers of psychotherapy training in the UK. I also hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic Integrative Counselling and a COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills from the University of Glasgow. In order to broaden my offering to clients, in 2022 I completed a diploma in Transformative Coaching through Animas Coaching.

I was in personal therapy for five years continuously during psychotherapy training and see it as essential I return for more therapy at different stages in my career, both for professional and personal reasons. I meet regularly with a clinical supervisor to review my work.

Alongside my private psychotherapy practice, I also work at The University of Strathclyde as a Student Counsellor and guest speaker on their counselling training courses. Prior to this, I worked at a donation-based counselling agency and within schools as both a counsellor and counselling manager.

Since adding coaching to my remit, I have worked with a number of clients from a wide range of industries – from start-ups and retail to the civil service and education - to determine what they want and how they’re going to get there.

I am an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) and a registered member of both the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and International Coaching Federation (ICF) and abide by both their ethical frameworks. I have also received additional training in working with trauma and working with diversity. In addition, I attend regular CPD workshops to keep my skills and knowledge up-to-date. 

My therapeutic approach

Central to my approach is the belief that the quality of the relationship between myself and clients is really important in bringing about beneficial therapeutic outcomes. I aim to establish a warm, mutually respectful and collaborative relationship with clients that allows us together to explore what has brought you to therapy and anything else that may arise during our time together.

As a relational integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I draw on a range of therapeutic ideas and practices, including relational psychoanalytic and existential thinking. In practice this means that I do not offer a one-size-fits-all approach as I appreciate different clients need different things from therapy. The way I work is to listen closely to your concerns, and support you to find new ways of understanding, to make better and more informed choices for yourself and within your relationships. 

I draw on a range of psychotherapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic theories, relational psychotherapy, transactional analysis, existential theories, CBT and mindfulness-based practice.

Contact Alison Hunter Therapy to find out more.

My Location

My counselling, psychotherapy and coaching practice in based in the Southside of Glasgow. It is within easy reach of Shawlands, Pollokshields, Giffnock, Newton Mearns and the city centre.

I work with clients both face-to-face and online. Please contact me to discuss what may work best for you.

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Testimonials

“I approached the counselling process with a certain level of trepidation and anxiety. However Alison was able to be supportive and reassuring, creating a safe environment. The sessions were undertaken at a pace I felt comfortable with and it was clear Alison was able to respond to my individual situation which was multifaceted. I found the process helpful and beneficial.I would be more than comfortable approaching Alison in the future should the need arise.” Anonymous, Glasgow