Alec Parsons-Smith

Alec Parsons-Smith


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About me

I'm Alec, a psychotherapeutic counsellor with over 6 years' experience working with clients in short and long-term therapy.

Starting counselling is a big step. I offer a safe and confidential space in which you can share whatever is causing you difficulty. You may be feeling anxious or depressed. Perhaps you feel stuck and want to make changes in your life. My approach is compassionate, creative and holistic, and I begin by listening to you and meeting you where you are now.

In sessions, I welcome all that you bring, including your thoughts, feelings, beliefs and embodied sensations. I support you to deepen your awareness of how you relate to yourself, others and the world, and what may be getting in the way. Experiencing yourself and your relationships more fully brings clarity and confidence to face difficulties, and creativity to experiment with new ways of being.

I am a Registered Member of BACP and abide by their code of ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

Senior Practitioner in Coaching, EMCC (in training)

Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Metanoia Institute (2017)

Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills (2012)

I have experience working on issues including anger, anxiety, bereavement, body image, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties. I have extensive experience working with artists, musicians and dancers on issues relating to practice, performance and creative block.

I previously worked for over 10 years' in law firms and professional services. As a result, I have a deep understanding of the demands and challenges faced working in a corporate environment.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I charge £55 per 50 minute session.

Maps & Directions

London, EC4Y

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Unfortunately, my office is not accessible. Please contact me to discuss alternative arrangements.

Types of client

Older adults