Alison’s areas of special interest include:
- anxiety and depression
- managing stress and anxiety
- emotional issues
- trauma resolution
- working with babies and children
Qualifications and Experience
Alison is currently working as a Craniosacral Therapist based in Berwick-upon-Tweed. She works with babies, children and adults and comes into contact with a range of emotional and physical conditions that people are seeking treatment for.
From July 2011 to July 2012, Alison worked in therapy centres in Edinburgh. She also set up a Craniosacral Therapy clinic at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, where she worked on a voluntary basis with outpatients of the Pain Clinic.
This clinic is still being run by a small group of dedicated practitioners.
Alison trained over two years at the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust and graduated in July 2011. She completed postgraduate training in working with mothers and babies with Resonance Trainings, in January 2012. She is a registered member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings.
From August 2010 to August 2011, Alison worked under supervision at the Low Cost Craniosacral Therapy Clinic - London.
She also attended seminars in ‘Living Anatomy’, a course designed to teach “how the living body expresses health and disease”.
In 2009, Alison studied ‘Energy Concepts and Therapeutics’ at Westminster University, a module from the Complementary Therapies BSc.
She has used the theory and practical experience from this course to develop her skills as a therapist.
Following training in spa management with Derby University, Alison spent 8 months (2006-2007) in the Maldives managing a small spa on an island resort. She met people from all over the world who came to the spa seeking peace and relaxation.
Alison qualified as holistic massage therapist (ITEC) in 2004 and ran a home-based practice before moving to the Maldives.