Alison Price

Health Professionals

What issues/concerns can I help with?

My clinical work covers:-

1.  Challenges associated with key aspects of development, such as:-

  • Infancy and early childhood (0-4yrs)
    sleeping, feeding, toileting, settling into nursery or school
  • Middle childhood (4-12yrs)
    peer group difficulties, bullying, behaviour problems, anxieties and phobias
  • Teenage years (12yrs+) 
    the formation of identity, managing relationships, coping with pressure, school refusal, substance misuse, eating disorders, anxiety, depression

2.  Challenges associated with upsetting/traumatic life events, such as:-

  • redundancy, divorce or separation
  • abuse (emotional, physical or sexual)
  • neglect
  • domestic violence
  • the death of someone close

3.  Challenges associated with a chronic condition, such as a life limiting illness, disease or disability

A family might want help coming to terms with an initial diagnosis and learning how to manage it, or they might have been coping with a difficult situation for a long while and want to think about new ways of managing it.

4.  Challenges associated with Fostering 

Commonly foster parents, having already raised children of their own, run into difficulties when they find that the parenting strategies they used then, are not working now.  They often feel unable to make sense of their child’s behaviour and unsure as to how to help or support him/her.

If the particular challenge that concerns you is not listed here and you wish to know if I can help a family, please telephone or email me by clicking on this link.  

How do I work?

In the first instance I would talk with you on the phone to establish whether I might be able to help the family.  If we proceed, I will get in touch with the family directly and offer a free, no-obligation initial telephone consultation, to discuss their concerns and whether I might be able to help.

If we proceed, I will usually meet with different members of the family at different points in the therapeutic process, often beginning with the parents/carers alone and progressing to meeting with the child/young person either individually or all together.  If I meet with a child alone, there will be regular reviews with the parents as the work progresses.

After my first meeting with a family, I will write back to you outlining a plan for the therapeutic work.  At the end of the work I will write again with a summary.

How long does the therapeutic work take?

It is impossible to answer this exactly, as every family and every problem is different.  However, experience has taught me that the ordinary developmental problems of very young, pre-school children tend to be helped most quickly.  In six or so sessions, a family will usually notice a positive shift in relationships/behaviour and will have gained new insights into the situation they came to discuss. 

With older children, of say Infants and Junior age, it might take ten sessions to reach the same point and with adolescents or children who have experienced chronic or traumatic incidents/events, longer still.


I offer training to Health Professionals, in the following areas:-

  • Child and Family development
  • Parenting skills
  • Understanding and Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
  • Anxieties and Phobias
  • Depression
  • School Refusal/Phobia
  • Separation/Divorce and its impact on the family
  • Chronic ill health
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic Developmental Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Attachment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Abuse and Neglect

I will also tailor training packages to your particular needs.

To discuss any of these services, please telephone or email me by clicking on this link.

my work with families
my work with professionals organisations
social services
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