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Speaker Biography

Alison Thompson

Alison is currently employed by Cruse Bereavement Care as the Children and Young People’s Service and Development Manager for England. She has worked as a BACP accredited counsellor specialising in grief, loss and complicated mourning for over eight years.

Alison has worked with children and young people in the community and in custody, adult male prisoners, children, young people, couples, families and individuals affected by HIV and AIDS. She is also the Bereavement Expert in Residence for www.onlymums.org.uk and www.onlydads.org.uk

Prior to becoming a member of staff, Alison was a Cruse bereavement volunteer for a branch in the Midlands. She is currently writing a book on the implications of complicated mourning within the LGBT community.