Alison Dale: Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Dorset, BH23
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Alison Dale

Psychodynamic psychotherapist
Dorset BH23
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About Me

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When you`re worried, anxious or down, it can be just at those times when it feels so difficult to reach out and ask for help. Talking regularly in a confidential setting with a qualified therapist might just be of value to you

Regular once weekly(face to face or online) sessions with a counsellor offers you a chance to talk through your worries; think about where you are right now; find out more about yourself and, over time, give you more choices about your future

I have a long experience in helping individuals with emotional and psychological problems

In my previous career, for over 25 years, I worked in the social services and criminal justice sectors. Here, I frequently met with those in crisis, living “on the edge” and struggling with psychological and social breakdown

Whilst I offer psychotherapy to others, like many who choose to become therapists, I have had long term intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy myself. I know how challenging therapy can be at times, but also how therapy can open up new possibilities

I am especially interested in the impact of boarding school on individuals having been to boarding school myself. I have an understanding of addictions, in particular alcohol and drug use, and eating disorders

As well as seeing patients (either face to face or online) in private practice, I also work as an honorary psychotherapist at:

  • SWLondon and St George`s Mental Health Trust
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First Practice
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Sheldrake Road
BH23 4BW

Issues often worked with

Eating disorders
Interpersonal relationships
Personality disorders
Sexual abuse
Boarding school syndrome

Types of therapy


Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video

Client groups



From £50 to £80 depending on income

I also offer some low cost sessions for those in financial hardship, students and unwaged

Training and qualifications

I trained at Wpf Therapy, (, one of the leading psychodynamic/psychoanalytic training schools in the UK

I hold a post graduate diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice from Roehampton University

This diploma is validated by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

I also hold a certificate in Clinical Assessment Skills (Wpf Therapy) and a post graduate diploma in Social Work/CQSW

Verified professional membership

My articles

Why Lockdown Might Be Difficult for Ex-Boarders

Boarding school survivors may find that the experience of lo...
Alison Dale