Dr Alison Poupart
Works as Senior Clinical Psychologist at First Psychology Centre, Glasgow.
She works with a wide range of issues and problems including: anxiety (generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, health anxiety); depression, low mood and bi-polar disorder; stress and exam stess; chronic illness; assertiveness; parenting issues; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); life transitions; eating difficulties in children (such as picky eating); bereavement / grief; anger and aggresssion; sexual problems; insomnia; thought process issues (worry, rumination, perfectionism, need for control, intrusive thoughts); and many more issues.
She is particularly experienced in working with adults with health-related issues or those with adjustment issues following significant life events including ill health. She also has significant experience working with families of young children to address behavioural difficulties, such as eating or sleeping issues, through positive parenting strategies.
Alison's way of workingAlison believes in collaborating with each individual to identify their goals for therapy and to develop a way of moving forward. She offers a range of evidence-based therapies in her work including cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal therapy, exposure and response prevention, psychoeducation, solution focused therapy, behavioural activation, and motivational interviewing. She will tailor her therapeutic approach to suit the needs and preferences of each individual and may therefore suggest using one or a combination of approaches in her work. She may also recommend books or websites and will often agree tasks with clients to be completed by them between sessions. She believes in taking a friendly, compassionate and supportive approach to therapy and encourages openness and honesty as she feels this is essential to a successful therapeutic relationship and to bring about positive change.
Alison's background and trainingAlison has significant experience working in the NHS in specific services for older adults, children and adolescents, and adults recovering from strokes.
She has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Glasgow, an MSc in Applied Psychology (Children and Young People) from the University of Edinburgh, and an honours degree in Psychology from the University of Glasgow.
She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Alison charges £90 per session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.
Please note that Alison's fee will rise to £95 on 1 October 2019.