Alison Litster

Alison Litster

CBT Therapist - Adults

Price per session: £105.00 - £115.00 Remote sessions only

It is so important to take care of our mental health and well-being and sometimes we need a helping hand with that! Life can feel over-complicated and coping with it becomes hard. Working with a CBT therapist can help change your unhelpful or distressing thoughts and emotions and improve the way you think, feel and behave and I can assure you of a confidential & professional ear at all times. You have everything to gain by putting yourself first!

Psychological health is a particular interest of mine having worked in Psychiatry 30+ years & I’ve extensive mental health experience. There isn’t a right or wrong problem! Any psychological issues you’re experiencing from your past or presently, can be brought into your therapy. My psych experience will help you address these issues timely & professionally.

I am an Accredited CBT psychotherapist registered with the BABCP with a background of many years in NHS psychiatric nursing, a career I have thoroughly enjoyed! I have specialised in Alcohol and Drug issues and have both ward-based, rehab and community experience in this and in a broad range of psychological issues.

This cognitive-behavioural approach is a talking-therapy that can help illicit change through challenging specific current problems to gain a new perspective.  Together we’ll focus on the specific issues you find particularly difficult and look for practical ways to improve this. Your therapy – your goals!

Gaining support is the first step in working towards change and CBT is an evidence-based therapy that can assist in positive and manageable change. I can work with you on an extensive range of issues from everyday anxiety, stress, or low mood to more persistent mental health issues such as:

  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Body image issues
  • Depression
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Anger management
  • PTSD / trauma
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Bereavement Grief / loss
  • Alcohol dependency
  • Drug misuse
  • Covid related issues

Psychotherapy aims to stop negative cycles which causes distress or anxiety or fear or embarrassment, by breaking into them. This lets you work to your goals and helps empower you to cope in a healthy way to feel better within yourself and deal with everyday life more confidently.

Further training includes:

  • Behavioural Activation for Depression
  • CBT for Needle Phobia
  • Advances in CBT for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Personality Disorder and CBT
  • CBT for Health Anxiety and Corona Virus
  • Early Intervention in Psychosis
  • Volatile Substance Misuse
  • Motivation Interviewing
  • Co-occurring substance Misuse and Mental Health Disorders
  • Treating Anxiety and PTSD
  • Trauma Management
  • Managing Core Skills and Competencies in CBT

Price per session: £105.00 - £115.00 Remote sessions only

Alison Litster

CBT Therapist - Adults

It is so important to take care of our mental health and well-being and sometimes we need a helping hand with that! Life can feel over-complicated and coping with it becomes hard. Working with a CBT therapist can help change your unhelpful or distressing thoughts and emotions and improve the way you think, feel and behave and I can assure you of a confidential & professional ear at all times. You have everything to gain by putting yourself first!

Psychological health is a particular interest of mine having worked in Psychiatry 30+ years & I’ve extensive mental health experience. There isn’t a right or wrong problem! Any psychological issues you’re experiencing from your past or presently, can be brought into your therapy. My psych experience will help you address these issues timely & professionally.

I am an Accredited CBT psychotherapist registered with the BABCP with a background of many years in NHS psychiatric nursing, a career I have thoroughly enjoyed! I have specialised in Alcohol and Drug issues and have both ward-based, rehab and community experience in this and in a broad range of psychological issues.

This cognitive-behavioural approach is a talking-therapy that can help illicit change through challenging specific current problems to gain a new perspective.  Together we’ll focus on the specific issues you find particularly difficult and look for practical ways to improve this. Your therapy – your goals!

Gaining support is the first step in working towards change and CBT is an evidence-based therapy that can assist in positive and manageable change. I can work with you on an extensive range of issues from everyday anxiety, stress, or low mood to more persistent mental health issues such as:

  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Body image issues
  • Depression
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Anger management
  • PTSD / trauma
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Bereavement Grief / loss
  • Alcohol dependency
  • Drug misuse
  • Covid related issues

Psychotherapy aims to stop negative cycles which causes distress or anxiety or fear or embarrassment, by breaking into them. This lets you work to your goals and helps empower you to cope in a healthy way to feel better within yourself and deal with everyday life more confidently.

Further training includes:

  • Behavioural Activation for Depression
  • CBT for Needle Phobia
  • Advances in CBT for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Personality Disorder and CBT
  • CBT for Health Anxiety and Corona Virus
  • Early Intervention in Psychosis
  • Volatile Substance Misuse
  • Motivation Interviewing
  • Co-occurring substance Misuse and Mental Health Disorders
  • Treating Anxiety and PTSD
  • Trauma Management
  • Managing Core Skills and Competencies in CBT
QualificationDate and institute
RMN – Registered Mental Nurse Training 1992: Argyll and Clyde College
Post Graduate Certificate in Drugs and Alcohol2016: West of Scotland University
Specialised in Drug and Alcohol Nursing2009: (Unit and Community based)
Post Graduate Diploma in CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy2019: West of Scotland University
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