Dr Alice Laskey
Consultant Clinical Psychologist - Author - Founder of The ReEmergence Process
Alice has worked in the field of mental health and emotional wellbeing for over twenty years. She qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2004 and has worked with people of all ages in a wide range of NHS, private sector health services and educational settings. Her focus lies in the healing of deep-rooted trauma and engendering wellbeing and works primarily with women and families.
The work Alice offers springs from a deep well of professional experience, knowledge, and skills. She has a wealth of professional qualifications in multiple therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive analytic therapy, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness-based approaches, various cognitive therapies, and systemic family constellations, to name but a few. She is also heavily influenced by depth psychology, ecopsychology, and somatic therapy. Taking an integrative approach enables her to work psychologically, phenomenologically and creatively, involving the body, mind, heart, and soul. Her work is deeply collaborative and guided by the unique needs of those she is in service to.
Alice works therapeutically with individuals and with systems. Having trained as a systemic constellations facilitator, she gazes through a wide-angled lens, where the interplay between our inner and outer ecology is key. This whole-systems approach facilitates a process of radical inclusion, where everything has a place and where everyone belongs. This may include, for example, the many aspects that make up who we are as an individual, or the family, ancestral lineage, society, collective mythologies, geographical place, or place in nature, of which we are a part. Working in this way supports a life-affirming rebalancing for the individual and the collective.
Alice is a creative, and one of the ways this is expressed professionally is in her writing. She has worked as a clinical researcher and doctoral thesis examiner and she has published multiple articles, chapters and a book. She is currently working on a new book focused around The ReEmergence Process, which Alice created as a personal exploration process for women going through perimenopause. She is delighted to be able to offer it to women all around the world who are ready to take a deep dive into their own inner work. Through The ReEmergence Process, she helps women to reclaim all of who they are in their inner world, and in doing so, become all of who they can be in their outer world. Alice believes that doing inner work is part of the great work of our troubled times.
Alice has founded several psychology organisations, such as the NCPIP and The Psychology Partnership, and has sat on numerous professional committees, such as chairing the BABCP North-West Branch and the Frontline19 advisory committee, and as research reviewer for ACAT. She also offers training, consultation and clinical supervision to other professionals and organisations.
Alice emerged into the world immersed in nature, with her roots firmly planted in the hot earth of the Sahara soil in northern Nigeria. She would often be found playing in the mud, happily engrossed in an imaginary game with her latest animal or insect friends.
She grew up in West Africa within a rather nomadic family involved in environmental conservation, education and community development. Her colourful and earthy start nurtured her sense of interbeing with all that is. Her western education and life in the UK then enabled her to connect with her Celtic roots too.
These days you will often find her playing in the cool coastal waters of Cornwall, where she lives with her wonderful young family. Her current local loves are stand up paddleboarding, painting, pottery, walking the coast paths and cuddling her cats. However, part of her heart is still dancing in the warm mud in Maiduguri, celebrating the arrival of the rainy season.
She is both African and European, and very much a global citizen. Wherever she makes her home, contributing to community is centrally important to her, as is her connection to the land. Her soul's passions and brave heart often lead her to initiate and co-create projects in service to environmental activism, children's emotional wellbeing, and social equality in her local community and schools. Whatever her latest endeavour, coming from a place of integrity, truth and compassion in all she does is paramount.
The work she offers comes not only from her professional background but is also a reflection of wisdom gained through her own journey. Like so many, she became conditioned into a head-dominated way of living but eventually reached a point in midlife where she felt a keen sense of loss and a deep longing. In many ways, she was succeeding, yet her life felt out of balance, and her heart was yearning for something more. Through her own dedication to personal exploration, she learnt to return to a more embodied, creative and spiritually connected way of life by fostering what she calls 'the arts of the Feminine'. This inspired her to develop The ReEmergence Process to support like-hearted women through the perimenopausal years. Weaving her many strands of personal and professional experiences together, she authentically embodies the dynamic dance of life in her own perfectly imperfect way, doing her best to walk the talk.