Dr Janice Alston
Women's Mental Health, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma, Depression
Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
About Dr Janice Alston
Dr Janice Alston is a counselling psychologist who works flexibly and in partnership with her clients to suit their individual needs and ensure that they are treated within a safe and compassionate therapeutic environment that might facilitate exploration and establish means of coping.
Janice works from a range of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive-behavioural 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 attending to lifespan issues if appropriate and of benefit to her clients.
Janice works with individual adults (age 16+) with a wide range of issues and problems including: low mood/depression; anxiety; stress; eating disorders and body image issues; woman’s related issues such as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and menopause; bereavement/grief; life transitions; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); historic childhood sexual abuse and other complex traumas, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); self-harm; and many more issues.
Janice has had therapeutic roles within a number of different therapeutic settings including working currently within an NHS primary care mental health service, and previous roles within specialist cancer services, a university counselling service, and third sector organisations. Furthermore, Janice’s previous work as a commercial interior designer and lecturer enable her to bring a creative quality to her therapeutic work with clients.
Training, Qualifications & Experience
Janice has a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (D Psych) from Glasgow Caledonian University and an MSc in Psychological Studies from the University of Glasgow. Additionally, 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).