"Alex took time to get to know what made me me. She provided a space free from judgement and criticism and had faith in my recovery even when the days were dark."
If you are struggling with difficulties in your life - in your relationships, work, or how you feel about yourself - then counselling can make a difference. I support clients to find the cause of their problems, what is stopping them from changing, and work out how to move forward positively in their everyday lives.
I offer a warm welcome to new clients at my clinic in Kings Heath B14.
I have experience working with:
anxiety * depression * relationship issues (individual not couple work) * bereavement * low self esteem * confidence building * assertiveness * work stress * separation and loss * abuse * identity confusion * life purpose and transitions
It is possible to make profound changes in short term therapy but once we have established a relationship you may find that a period of longer therapy will give you more profound and lasting results.
Here's what some of my clients have said about working with me:
"Alex was very professional and really took the time to understand the root causes of my problems and I would whole heatedly recommend her. She is non-judgemental and compassionate. She also has an amazing memory!"
"Immediately I met Alex, I knew she was the right person for me. I found it easy to be open and honest with her about my thoughts and feelings, and she was able to help me unravel emotions that had been influencing me all my life."
"I had preconceptions of “therapy” being about lying on a couch and uncovering dark secrets about the past. It’s true that Alex uses a range of approaches to help you reflect on what you’re feeling and where some of those thoughts and experiences may have come from, but it’s all done in a natural, calm setting. It feels much more like an honest chat than a heavy therapy session. Alex is patient, compassionate, and a great listener."
I am fully qualified, and senior accredited with BACP and have been practising as a counsellor since 2005. I also work as a life coach so you may find some of the work we do is solution focused or goal orientated when you are ready to move things forward.
If you would like to know more or have any questions please contact me on 07779 004292 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been helping people make changes in their lives since 2000. I specialise in working 1:1 with individuals and you can see how clients feel about the help I provide by viewing my testimonials page: http://www.time-to-change.me.uk/testimonials.php:
"I have and would again recommend Time to Change to anyone in need of support. Sessions with Alex have helped me to work through some personal issues in a safe place. Thanks to this I am gaining confidence and feeling emotionally stronger and more able to cope with the pressure and stresses of life."
BACP Senior Accreditation (2014), PQ Certificate in Supervision (2013), PQ Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (2011), PQ Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2010), BACP Accreditation (2008), Certificate in Brief Solution Focused Therapy (2006), Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2005), Diploma in Life Coaching (2005), BA Hons (1995)
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£60 for 50 minute session, (additional £5 for out of hours appointments).
I have a limited number of daytime places available at a concessionary rate.
You can find more information about me and my style of therapy and services on my website www.time-to-change.me.uk.
Please email me with any questions you may have or call 07779 004292.
Maps & Directions
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Weekdays only, from 8am to 8pm
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|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Supervision is an invaluable part of being an effective therapist, helping us stay safe and sane in our work with clients.View supervision profile