Ms Alison Markantonis
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS15-02506
Location: Herne Bay
I work in private practice with individuals, couples and partners who may be dealing with the trauma of discovery, and associated issues such as childhood sexual abuse, relational difficulties, domestic violence, neglect, shame, emotional dysregulation and other complex life circumstances. I have an ISAT Diploma in Sex Addiction and am a registered therapist with (StopSO) the Specialist Treatment Organisation for the Prevention of Sexual Offending. I also deliver both in-house and bespoke training to clients on a range of issues concerning sexual offending, and deliver Compassion-Focused Risk Aware 121 Therapy Programmes for managing sexual risk, as well as clinical supervision for organisations working with this client group. Sex addiction and compulsivity group work is available through The Laurel Centre where I work as a clinical associate.
I am experienced in working with men who have committed sexual offenses, or are struggling with unwanted intrusive sexual thoughts towards children, and traumatised partners of those with offending behaviours. I work creatively and mindfully in a trauma-informed, compassion-focused way, meeting clients with compassion, understanding and warmth to provide a secure, non-judgemental and non-shaming space, helping them to make sense of, and stop, harmful sexual behaviours and move towards a positive recovery.
With all compulsions, people have to increase their behaviour to keep getting a ‘hit’. If you have concerns this may be you, or if you have been charged and need help to understand your behaviours and want to stop acting out, please contact me.
- Qualifications & ExperienceDipPsyC (lvl4)
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Job interviews
- Panic attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Languages Spoken