Maria Alexander WPF, MBACP, BAP
- I am a qualified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, trained at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation in London (WPF) and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic studies from Roehampton University as well as the Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Psychotherapy can help with a very wide range of personal and relationship issues, both short term and long term.
Some of the range of issues I have helped people with include:
- marriage and relationship problems
- feelings of sadness or depression
- eating disorders
- domestic violence
Whatever problems you are experiencing, talking to a psychotherapist will help you uncover the causes and from that understanding comes the possibility of change.
Working together, each week, we can piece together the reasons that underly your issues, and enable you to bring about lasting improvements in the way you feel and are able to act.
My task as therapist is to help you achieve an understanding of your feelings, not to provide judgement or advice. Psychoanalytic counselling is an enabling process: enabling you to a better understanding of yourself, your feelings and behaviours and from there making personal change for the better a possibility.
Your counselling will last as long as you decide it should. There is no minimum or maximum duration for therapy, and it will become clearer as we work together what you want to achieve and when you have done so.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Psychoanalytic Therapist, trained at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation in London (WPF) and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic studies from Roehampton University as well as the Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am qualified to practice as a psychotherapist. BACP members are required 'to demonstrate the capacity for independent, competent, ethical practice and must have both recognized training and substantial experience in the practice of psychotherapy.
I am also an accredited member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC), which is the graduate body for the Westminster Pastoral Foundation.
I see therapy clients in my home in North London, which is very close to Winchmore Hill BR station, a few minutes from Enfield, Palmers Green and Southgate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fee for the initial 90-minute assessment session is £75 If you then proceed to regular therapy, sessions are charged at £60.
Payment should be made by cash or cheque at the end of each session.
Sessions normally last 50 minutes and are held weekly. Missed sessions are chargeable.
Following the initial assessment, we will start to meet on a regular basis. This is normally once per week for a session of 50 minutes, at the same time on the same day. We will sit in a quiet, confidential space and talk, or not, about what is on your mind. The exploration will continue at a pace you dictate and you will not be pressured to talk about anything which you do not choose to.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, evenings, Saturdays
Types of client