Alison spent just over 15 years in the Financial Services sector, working in Investment Management and Insurance companies as a Compliance Manager, overseeing regulatory activities in various European countries. She then trained and qualified as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. She has had a keen interest in the Mustard Tree projects for a number of years and has previously worked with the Rahab project and Reading Lifeline.  She lives in Reading with her husband and two children.