Alice Tew BSc. (Hons) Registered MBACP Counsellor & Psychotherapist
- Is your mind constantly racing?
- Dealing with one stress after another?
- Can't stop snapping at your partner or children?
- Struggling to relax?
It's not always like this – sometimes you've got everything just how you want it. But then, just when you think you've got it together, it falls apart again. You feel like a fraud. Like it's only a matter of time before someone figures out that you're faking it. And you've got so good at putting on a mask that you can't remember how to take it off and show someone how much you're struggling.
No matter what you try, you end up feeling alone, overwhelmed and like life will always be hard.
Sometimes when life gets hard, or has become permanently hard, hope can feel pointless. It feels like setting yourself up for a fall and you're not sure whether you've got the strength and energy to get back up again. Perhaps you're just not meant to be happy, not meant to have a “happy ever after”, perhaps this is just it for you.
Or perhaps by working with me, you can understand more about who you are, why you feel the way you do and what you can do to bring about real, lasting change. I don't mean to be flippant – I spent years scowling at anyone who dared to suggest that I could “choose to be happy”. If it were that easy, I'd have chosen it already. The advice is well-meaning but only adds to the sense of frustration and the fear that maybe it is you getting it all wrong.
It isn't always easy. Sometimes it's challenging. Sometimes it's just plain painful. But change is possible and you can have a life that you love.
Together we can gain a greater understanding of how you've got to the place you've found yourself in – scared, overwhelmed and looking for a therapist. We can find some calm and clarity among the chaos and we can find a path towards a more peaceful, more joyful, more fulfilling life.
I help people who feel stressed, depressed and anxious to remember who they are, what they want and how to get it.
I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor and psychotherapist. I completed a BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am a Registered Member of BACP. I truly believe that with some courage, we can change things we thought we would struggle with for the rest of our lives.
So whatever it is you're struggling with right now – send me an email and I'll get back to you to arrange a telephone consultation or first appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy
PODS Training - Working with Relational Trauma
I have also completed the following courses, which are endorsed by COSRT
- The Fundamentals - Working with Couples
- Couples and Conflict
I regularly update my learning through reading, research and additional training.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Antenatal and postnatal depression
£40 per 60 minute session
Optional £20 introductory session (30 minutes)
£50 per 90 minute session
My practice is in Bingham, which is on the border of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. It is within easy reach of Radcliffe, Cotgrave, East Bridgford, West Bridgford, Grantham and all surrounding villages.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|