Dr. Aileen Alleyne


Aileen is a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registered psychodynamic psychotherapist, MBACP (Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered counsellor and qualified clinical supervisor in private practice. She is a full professional member of FIP (Forum for Independent Psychotherapists) and BAATN (Black and Asian Therapy Network).

The Riverside Therapy Practice is based in the Newhaven Marina and managed by Aileen who has over 30 years’ experience in the helping professions. She brings to her practice, extensive knowledge of working psychotherapeutically with adults presenting with a wide range of psychological, emotional and mental health problems. Her expertise also extends to providing high quality clinical supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists, and practice managers in the heling professions.

Aileen’s work is enriched by her diverse professional background. She is both psychiatric and general-nurse trained, progressing to a senior management position of a psychotherapeutic resident community in Kent in the 70’s. After training as a counsellor at both the University of London, Goldsmiths’ College and Roehampton Institute of Higher Education, she widened her range of specialisms to include alcohol and drug addiction, HIV/Aids, and student counselling. She employed these specialist skills within the National Health Service and various voluntary sectors in London. Aileen subsequently trained as a psychotherapist at the University of Hertfordshire, and as a Clinical Supervisor at WPF (Westminster Pastoral Foundation). She received her Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Studies from the University of Middlesex and Metanoia Institute in 2006, researching black worker’s experiences of stress in the workplace. Aileen set up her private practice in 1990 and is proud to have maintained a diverse clientele since then.

Alongside her therapy and clinical supervision practice, Aileen also offers consultancy to organisations and educational institutions wanting to address difficult and sensitive issues relating to race and cultural diversity in the workplace.

  • Qualifications
  • Doctorate in Psychotherapy
  • MA Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Dip. Psychodynamic Supervision
  • Dip. Psychological Counselling

Contact Info


Phone: +447985 445972

Email: aileen@kisskadee.com

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