Negative emotions are inbuilt into all of us as means of survival, helping to warn us of imminent danger or threat. When these emotions are in balance, we remain mentally healthy. When our emotions begin to mis-fire, usually as a result of multiple stressors, mental health problems can emerge and we can become stuck in a vicious cycle. Psychological therapy, gives you the opportunity to learn to control your emotions in a helpful and constructive manner, within a confidential, non-jugdemental environment. Common difficulties seen include:
Obsessive compulsive disorder
My training allows me to draw on a number of modes of treatment. I am trained in a number of different therapies including Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and can therefore provide an integrated approach that is tailored to your needs.
My name is Alison Harper and I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Edinburgh. If you would like to book an appointment, or have any questions about any of the services I offer then please contact me: