Alyson Carlsen

Alyson Carlsen

Project worker/Counsellor

Swansea, United Kingdom
Facilities Services

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Alyson Carlsen's Overview

  • Project Worker at The Wallich
  • Portfolio Counsellor at self employed
  • TSW at LCDisability
  • Day OpportunitiesSupport at Walsingham, Wales

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Alyson Carlsen's Summary

I am a graduate of Swansea University with over 20 years experience in working with vulnerable and challenging individuals: offering support to clients in order to develop life skills, emotional well being and increased self esteem.
Person centred thinking sits at the heart of my approach.

Alyson Carlsen's Experience

Project Worker

The Wallich

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

February 2011Present (3 years 8 months)

The Cross Border Women’s Project at The Wallich provides services for women with multiple, complex needs; people who, because of their high support needs, are often banned or excluded from other services and have difficulty in accessing any other accommodation.

Portfolio Counsellor

self employed

August 2010Present (4 years 2 months)

I support individuals to explore feelings related to their experiences: enabling reflection and alternative ways of being. Working in a confidential setting; listening to clients, offering time, empathy and respect needed to reduce confusion and enable life changes. I will not provide advice, but help clients to make their own choices within the framework of an agreed contract.



March 2009February 2011 (2 years)

At LCDisability I supported tenants in maximising personal choice and independence, by ensuring each tenant draw up their own Individual Service Plan so that physical, emotional, social and personal development needs are met in a truly person-centred way.

Day OpportunitiesSupport

Walsingham, Wales

September 2006March 2009 (2 years 7 months)

Finding creative ways to work together with adults with learning disabilities to access areas of community involvement: thereby promoting a flexible approach to personal development, increased self esteem and awareness as well as independence, mobility and fitness.

Alyson Carlsen's Organizations

  • BACP

Alyson Carlsen's Projects

  • Pre Therapy Research

    • March 2013 to September 2013
    Team Members: Alyson Carlsen

Alyson Carlsen's Skills & Expertise

  1. Counseling Psychology
  2. Self-esteem
  3. Wellbeing
  4. Time Management
  5. Psychotherapy
  6. Personal Development
  7. Career Counseling
  8. Mental Health
  9. Research
  10. Stress Management
  11. Empathic
  12. Empathy
  13. Solution Focused
  14. Mental Health First Aid
  15. Harm Reduction
  16. Low Self Esteem
  17. Emotional Intelligence
  18. Relaxation
  19. Group Therapy
  20. Individual Counselling
  21. Motivational Interviewing
  22. Anger Management
  23. Psychology
  24. Mental Health Counseling
  25. Life Coaching
  26. Stress
  27. Workshop Facilitation
  28. Mindfulness
  29. CBT
  30. Anxiety Management
  31. Social Housing
  32. Phobias
  33. Hypnotherapy
  34. Management Development
  35. Community Mental Health
  36. Culture Change
  37. Grief Counseling
  38. Training Delivery
  39. Panic Disorder
  40. Case Managment
  41. Treatment
  42. Job Coaching
  43. Group Work
  44. Interventions
  45. Housing Management
  46. Learning Disabilities
  47. Relapse Prevention
  48. Google Groups
  49. Substance Use Disorders
  50. Young People

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Alyson Carlsen's Education

Swansea University

HEC, Counselling


Swansea University

H. Dip, Counselling


University of Wales, Swansea

BA Hons, Humanities


Grade: 1st class honours

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