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Aleine Ridge


Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling with Communication and Counselling Foundation (1993). I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a UKCPHIPC Registered Supervisor.

I have worked as a counsellor since 1973 and as a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer since 1990. I co-founded Spiral in 1995 and am a co-director. As well as having an extensive practice I have worked in a number of different organisations as counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer or consultant: NHS, Pregnancy Advisory Service, Lesbian Line, London Rape Crisis, Complementary Health Trust, Women and Health, Stress Project, NSPCC, One in Four, MIND, Advance and Angel Drug Project.

Having worked with such a diversity of people over a long period of time I work integratively, incorporating client-centred, interpretative and focussed approaches depending on what is most appropriate. A lot of the people I see are dealing with the effects of childhood trauma. The traumas might have been emotional, physical, sexual or spiritual and any of these aspects of self may be affected. I am constantly inspired by the shared journey of healing, integration of insight and hope.

I wear hearing aids but don’t have difficulty hearing you, though the phone is not my preferred medium. My hearing dog Wellington is in the room with us unless that is very difficult for you, and we can talk about that.

I see individuals and therapists for supervision, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Spiral.
My fees are £80 per 50 minute session.
Contact 07901 944442 (text preferably) or