Alison Bean MBACP (Accred) Managing Director

UniqueMinds was founded by Alison Bean in 2015, following 10 years as Service Director for an Essex based bereavement charity where she founded and developed the Children’s Bereavement Service in 2009.

With 15 years of extensive experience working with children, young people and adults, she has a wealth of knowledge on bereavement and loss, trauma and anticipatory grief, alongside extensive work with mental health issues including stress and anxiety, self harm, eating disorders and depression. As a humanistic counsellor, she is an Accredited member of the BACP and a registered counsellor on the Governments Professional Standards Authority.

I believe we are all unique and are born with the potential for growth and the capacity to embrace change. Emotional health and wellbeing should be at the forefront of everyone's awareness and by bringing it into schools as early as possible, brings with it a positive difference to children and young people's mental health, allowing them to grow and develop healthily. Alison Bean, Managing Director