Alison Burrell’s main passion and commitment is to her family. She is mum of 7 and step mum of 5. She has family connections of Wiradjuri (Dubbo, NSW) and has Anglo Celtic, Polish; Danish heritage. She grew up on Dharug country around the Hawkesbury River in NSW so has strong connections to the land there as well.
Alison holds a Masters Degree in Indigenous Studies (Wellbeing) from Southern Cross University, a Bachelor in Health Promotions from Deakin University and a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Family Therapy.
Alison works with Bouverie’s Indigenous Program as a family counsellor and teacher in the Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy. She has also been a trainer for SNAICC delivering the ‘Through young black eyes’ and ‘Walking and Working Together’ training packages to organisations in Alice Springs, Canberra and Melbourne. Alison also co-facilitates the popular “Healing Aboriginal Families” 2 day workshop run at the Bouverie Centre.
In her clinical work at Bouverie Alison has been working with individuals and families and assists with restoring some meaning and purpose to their losses /changes in family systems through contemporary rituals and therapeutic processes.