Alison Cloud

Art Psychotherapist

My name is Alison Cloud and I’m an Art Psychotherapist in the therapy team at Channels and Choices. I see individual children/ young people for weekly art therapy, run an art therapy group for Sallygate school and facilitate the monthly Therapeutic Thinking Times ( TTTs ) in the residential houses. I support foster carers and also deliver attachment training and NVR Training.

I hold a Masters in Art Psychotherapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Art therapy. I am state registered to practice. My work with children and YP’s includes 13 years in mainstream NHS CYPMHS and in the learning disability and autism team in CYPMHS, prior to coming to Channels and Choices.

I am also trained in NVR – Non-Violent Resistance. This model supports carers of children with challenging behaviours, including risk behaviours. It is a way of thinking about, separating out and resisting the behaviours, so that the attachment relationship can be consistently maintained, built upon and repaired.