Alexis Pfeiffer BA hons, MBACP (Accred)
Hello, I am an experienced Person-centered and Relate-trained Counsellor working with individuals and couples. Counselling can help with a number of areas include anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, feelings of isolation, bereavement or relationship Issues. I offer a warm, safe and non-judgemental space in which you can open up and be yourself in order to explore any difficulties troubling you. Most of us struggle with difficult experiences at some point in our lives and these may seem overwhelming and leave one confused and unable to make sense of them. Sometimes life may feel empty and meaningless or we may be experiencing deep emotional pain after a traumatic event such as the loss of a loved one or the break up of a relationship. Most people benefit enormously from talking confidentially to a professional therapist.
I use an integrative approach combining various theoretical models suited to a person's individual needs. It is a collaborative approach in which we work together to make sense of what is happening in your life and help you gain a deeper understanding of the reasons that have brought you to counselling. Often these include negative ways of thinking or unhelpful patterns or behaviours that have their origins in childhood and leave you feeling stuck and unable to move on in your life.
Taking the first step
If you find yourself reading this profile you maybe struggling to cope with some of life's challenges.Making the initial contact is often the most daunting step as it's often not easy to open up to a complete stranger so I encourage you to call me now regarding any difficulties you may have.You have nothing to lose. The first session can last up to 1½ hours and is the same cost as the usual 1 hour session so you can come and tell me about yourself and see if we both feel comfortable about working together. We can then set up further sessions on a weekly basis either short term or open-ended.
I really look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor with a diploma in Person-centred Counselling and am an accredited member of BACP. My experience includes volunteering as a counsellor at a mental health charity, a bereavement counsellor at Barnet Bereavement Project, a student counsellor at a college of further education and as a counsellor and homeopath at a cancer charity. I have worked at Mind as a counsellor and also as a couples counsellor at a Relate centre.
Having studied psychology and philosophy at University, I have always been interested in what makes us human and have a passionate interest in uncovering the blocks and self limiting beliefs human beings have which prevent us from being free to achieve our full potential.
My background includes teaching English as a foreign language, film editing and TV documentary film research. I also worked as a homeopath for several years before becoming a full time therapist In private practice.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
relationship counselling, improving communication skills.
Individuals: £70 for a one hour session.
Couples: £90 for a one and a half hour session.
My consulting room is in a quiet and private setting.There is easy free parking in the street outside and it is easily accessable by public transport. Bus number 221 stops at the end of Colenso Drive, Mill Hill Broadway station is a 12 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride. The Thameslink service to St Pancras is a 25 minute train ride. Otherwise the 221 is a 10 minute ride from Mill Hill East underground station on the northern line.