Alison Rolfe, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Alison Rolfe

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Alison Rolfe, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Alison Rolfe

B14 English
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My Approach

I offer Jungian analytical psychotherapy to individuals, generally on an open-ended basis and for long-term work. I work with people in-depth, normally twice or three-times weekly, to enable space and time for engagement at depth, to bring about lasting change. Each session is 50 minutes long.

People come to therapy for a wide range of reasons but often because they have been feeling particularly low, anxious, feel bad about themselves, or feel stuck. Often people feeling out of touch with what they want or need, and are unsure which way to turn in life, or indeed if there are any options. I see therapy as providing a thinking space, to consider and explore what is happening in your life and your relationships, with another person who, in a safe and confidential setting, can think with you. 

My approach is based in Jungian analytical psychotherapy. This means that I would would want to think with you about the meaning, for you, of your thoughts, feelings and experiences. It involves thinking about things that may be out of our conscious awareness. This includes current and past experiences, since I believe that our early experiences can often affect our present lives, often in ways that we are unaware of, perhaps because we have always felt or done things in a particular way. This can, at times, be a painful process and so exploring this in a safe and consistent environment is central to therapy.

One of the founders of psychotherapy, Carl Jung, thought of the therapeutic process as a way of helping people on the journey to understanding ourselves through learning to listen to and understand what is happening within ourselves, and to learn to trust this as a source of wisdom and authenticity. I encourage people in therapy to bring dreams, images and words that are meaningful to them to sessions, in order to further the process of communicating more with these 'hidden' parts of ourselves. This can, over time, allow for a more creative and fulfilling way of living and being.

If you arrange to see me with a view to engaging in therapy, I would arrange for us to meet initially, normally for a couple of sessions. This is to allow sufficient time to get to know you, and for you to get a good idea of my way of working. At the end of this process, we should be in a position to decide whether therapy, with me, is likely to be of help with you, or whether an alternative might be more helpful to you. This might be another form of therapy, for example, or referral on via the NHS. If you started therapy with me, your session(s) would be the same day and time each week, to provide a containing and secure space for you to explore the issues that you were bringing.

If you would like to consider starting therapy, or have any questions, please contact me via email or phone to discuss further.

About Me

Following an initial training in psychodynamic counselling at the University of Birmingham (2003), I underwent an advanced training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy with West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy. I have two decades experience in counselling and psychotherapy. With a background that combines academic research, lecturing and clinical practice, I now work full-time in private practice in South Birmingham.

I work with

  • Individuals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Health-related Issues
  • Identity Problems
  • Relationships
  • Separation
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term


Kings Heath
B14 7RT
United Kingdom (UK)

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UKCP College

  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)
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