Therapy & Specialist Support Services

Alison McWhinnie
Online Therapist (Survivors' Service)

Alison studied art psychotherapy at Hertfordshire University, gaining an MA in 2019. After graduating she volunteered for Respond within the young people’s service as an honorary therapist working within a secondary special school. She joined Respond’s survivors’ service in September 2020. Her experience includes working with children and adolescents with special educational needs including autism and ADHD who have experienced loss and bereavement, ambiguous loss, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and trauma. Prior to becoming a therapist Alison worked as a care support worker with young adults with learning disabilities within a care setting for over fourteen years. She is HCPC registered and a member of BAAT.