Alexandra Peet MBACP
The Coastal Practice
Wessex Health Network
17 Stour Road
My name is Alexandra Peet. I work with individuals who seek support in their relationships, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, divorce and separation, loss and grief, loneliness, abuse, work related stress, family and parenting difficulties.
How I Work
When choosing a therapist to work with it's important that you can trust them and feel safe. I am a qualified psychodynamic therapist which means that I work with my clients to explore their past experiences to identify unhelpful patterns that they repeat. Once we are aware of these patterns we can then change our behaviours and move forward in a more positive way.
This has been backed up by neuroscience proving that we can make new neural pathways at any time of our life. Once we have worked out the patterns that hold us back we really can retrain our brain so that we can behave more healthily in the future. I am active in this process and the relationships I build with my clients and often ask questions and give honest feedback if required.
My aim with each client is to work together to find ways for you to improve how you feel by becoming more confident and in control of your life.
What To Expect
You may have come for therapy because you have a specific concern you want to address or you may have less clarity about why you are not feeling yourself. You can decide whether you want to work for a few sessions on a particular issue or on a longer term basis at a deeper level. I offer a free introductory session of up to 30 minutes where we can meet, you can briefly tell me about your situation and I can tell you more about how I work.
The next step is to book an assessment session of 50 minutes. This is where I will ask for more detailed information about your current situation and your background. I will take notes during this session and ask you to fill in a short multiple choice form about how you are feeling at the moment.
We will then decide a regular time to meet every week for 50 minutes. This is important so that we can build a relationship of trust and commitment to the work.
The Next Step
Call me on 07964 220879 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your introductory no obligation free session of up to 30 minutes.
Visit my website to find out more about me and the way I work: www.alexandrapeet.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is the largest body of professional therapists in the UK. I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Westminster Pastoral Foundation which is accredited by the BACP.
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Brief Psychodynamic Therapy
- Attachment Styles in Psychotherapy
- Working with Survivors of Childhood Abuse
- Self harm
- BEd Hons
Current Disclosure and Barring Service Check
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
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I currently offer daytime appointments only.
Introductory session of up to 30 minutes free Ongoing weekly 50 minute sessions £45
After the introductory session you can decide if counselling will be helpful for you and if so whether you would rather work short or long term.
Visit my website for more details: www.alexandrapeet.com
My background is in education and I have over 20 years experience of teaching in schools and working for charities supporting disadvantaged families. I enjoy helping with issues between parents, children and families. I am also very empathetic to the pressures and strains of anyone who works in schools.
I enjoy regularly updating my knowledge and skills with courses and my own reading and research. I am currently very interested in neuroscience and mindfulness and ways that they can help us in our relationships with ourselves and others.
I work within the framework of the BACP's guidelines for ethical practice and treat all client information in the strictest of confidence.
My private practice is based at 3 venues:
1) Wessex Health Network. It is very close to the railway station and there is a private car park behind the building in Arthur Road.
2) The Coastal Practice, Hengistbury Head which has plenty of parking on the road outside.
3) My home consulting room in Southbourne BH6.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact me for current availability.
Types of client