Alexis McGlone

Alexis McGlone

Shawfield
Laughton Lodge
Laughton
Lewes
East Sussex
BN8 6BY

The Path Clinic
New Olives
High Street
Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22 1QE

07872 959842

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Shawfield
Laughton Lodge
Laughton
Lewes
East Sussex
BN8 6BY

The Path Clinic
New Olives
High Street
Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22 1QE

07872 959842

About me

Hi there, my name is Alexis McGlone and I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. Have a look at my profile and please contact me for further information or visit my website. I would love to hear from you and find out what you need help with.


Why come to a therapist?
There are all sorts of reasons that we can struggle in our lives, get stressed or unhappy.  This can happen to anyone no matter who we are. 

It can be difficult for us to manage our own issues and we may start to compensate by relying on unhealthy choices, drink or drugs to help us keep going.  We may struggle to function at work or when studying and family and friends can begin to seem a burden rather than a joy.   

Getting help from a trained counsellor or therapist may seem frightening or embarrassing when we are not at our best but it can help us to be less reliant on these coping mechanisms and give us the support we need to enjoy life again and function in a healthy way where we can feel strong and ready to face life’s challenges, Feel free to email me for a written exchange or to get in contact by telephone for an informal chat.  It can be difficult to choose a therapist and it is worth making contact to see if you can work with me.  Therapists are all different and having a basic connection is vital for the therapy to work.

Child Therapy

Children can have all sorts of set backs which get in the way of them having happy, thriving lives. I like to work with parent's first to have a meeting and get a sense of what is going on from the experts, that is the family themselves. I would then build a connection with the child which would allow us to work together to come to solutions for their difficulties. Very often a child's behavior is the only way it knows to carry on. If they are given new coping strategies then they get less reliant on ones that only half work for them. Therapy can help them to find appropriate ways of behaving and offer a neutral space to communicate their troubles. Often they may struggle to do this verbally but luckily they can use play and art, which come naturally to many young people.

The Arts

As well as talking therapies I use the Arts, and enable creative processes and interacting with art materials to explore our inner worlds. Making art with a trained professional can be amazingly positive and a great way to find out more about our healing and creative potential.

Body Work

I am an accomplished martial artist and often use meditation, tai chi and body work with clients so that all the thinking we do is balanced with focus on our bodies. I also work with the mindfulness techniques that enables us to stay present and calm.

Nature Therapy

With some clients I make use of my Forest School training with therapeutic walks and horticultural therapy to inspire the individual and work with the healing rhythms of nature. I worked as a teacher and therapist on a daily basis for many years working with plants, animals and nature. This can be both calming and exciting as we work with the wild in our inner and outer worlds. This can take on a fun aspect for example making willow baskets with children, get us fit and out in the open which works for clients who do not like being in a closed space and like walking therapy, or connect us with a spiritual side of nature for those who find peace and relief from nature.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Training

I am a  UKCP qualified Psychotherapist  with an MA Integrative Arts psychotherapy with children, Qualified to work with Children, young adults, adults and groups.

I am a counsellor with Dialogue which is a therapeutic service within the YMCA and work with young people with behavioural and emotional issues.

I have in the last year had trainings around trauma, social media, LGBTU issues and men's issues.

I have worked as a psychotherapist for over ten years in private practice, primary and secondary and special needs schools and colleges with clients of all ages. I also worked as a horticultural therapist in this time using gardening and nature activities as part of the healing process.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Fees

My fees are as follows:

£50 per hour, sixty for couples work and have some low cost therapy sessions available for those in receipt of means tested benefits.  I run father’s groups which give dads a space to discuss the joys and challenges of parenthood and its effects on their lives as a whole. This is a valuable space to get support and express thoughts and feelings that can otherwise turn to anger, resentment, disengagement or frustration. These sessions are £15 per hour and half.

Maps & Directions

Lewes, BN8 6BY
Uckfield, TN22 1QE

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Finding a time slot can be challenging with education, work or family life. Just get in touch and we can work around your commitments either early morning or in the evening after five.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
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