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Janice

Dr Janice Alston

Counselling Psychologist

About Janice:
Works as Counselling Psychologist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.

Languages spoken:

  • English
Dr Janice Alston is a counselling psychologist who works with individual adults (age 16+) with a wide range of issues and problems including: low mood/depression; anxiety; stress; assertiveness; phobias; eating disorders and body image issues; bereavement/grief; life transitions; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); self harm; relaxation; autism spectrum disorders; trauma; and many more issues.
 

Janice's way of working

Janice works collaborately and flexibly to suit each individual client's needs and preferences. She aims to provide clients with a safe and compassionate environment in which they can explore their issues and problems and find ways to move forward. 

Janice offers a range of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centred Therapies. She also integrates elements of Compassion-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into her work as well as incorporating creativity where she feels this is appropriate and may benefit a client. 
 

Janice's background and training

Janice has worked as a therapist in a number of different settings including: a cancer service, a university counselling service, and within the NHS. Prior to training and working as a therapist, Janice was a commercial interior designer and also lectured in interior design. These creative skills allow her to bring a high level of creativity to her therapeutic work with clients. 

Janice has a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (D Psych) from Glasgow Caledonian University and an MSc in Psychological Studies from the University of Glasgow. In addition, Janice has a BSc in Interior Design from Glasgow Caledonian University. 

Janice is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS). 

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Janice's fee

Janice charges £85 per session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.

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