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Alison Harvey

Psychodynamic Therapist

Alison Harvey


Telephone: 07721 457635

Associations & Memberships

BACP (Accred.)

Training & Qualifications

Master’s in Psychodynamic Practice (Oxon)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice (Oxon)
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Complex Trauma studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

About Me

I am an accredited psychodynamic therapist offering a safe, empathic and non-judgmental space for you to unravel what may be a lifetime’s difficulties. I work privately with adults and young people and as a psychotherapist in the complex trauma unit of a flagship NHS clinic. I have more than 30 years’ experience working with adults and young people from 13 to 80-plus in a variety of settings.

I hold a Master’s in Psychodynamic Practice from the University of Oxford and I am a published academic author. I trained previously as an integrative counsellor, both in the UK and internationally. An accredited mediator, I am also a former City executive with many years’ experience of high-pressure workplaces in the UK and abroad.


I am experienced in working both with adults and young people. I have particular interests in:

relationship issues
grief and loss
work stress
anxiety and depression
disability including neurodivergence
gender challenges
complex trauma including sexual and psychological abuse.

What I Offer

I work psychodynamically, exploring how your past may be impacting the present, but in a contemporary and relational way.

While CBT focuses on reducing symptoms, psychodynamic therapy explores the deeper story behind your challenges with the aim of creating long-lasting change. It can be transformative, providing a sense of relief, clarity and renewed hopefulness.

Work may be short, for just a few sessions or longer-term. In any event, our time together is always tailored to your specific needs and wishes.

If you would like to find out more, please do email me on to arrange a brief phone consultation at no charge. Or call 07721 457635.


£95 a session