Alex Archer, Mbacp, Dip.Couns, Therapeutic Counsellor.

Alex Archer, Mbacp, Dip.Couns, Therapeutic Counsellor.

10 Crossacre
Wembdon
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 7RN

07824112573

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10 Crossacre
Wembdon
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 7RN

07824112573

About me

Hello, my name is Alex. Thank you for visiting my profile and considering me as your therapist.

You may be here because you are facing issues that are affecting your peace of mind. Whatever the reason you are seeking help, I counsel adults and I offer sensitive understanding, respect, empathy and integrity. In our sessions together you have a confidential and safe space to explore your situation and feelings.

I am by nature a good listener, compassionate and don't tend to judge. Finding the right counsellor for you is an important first step towards better mental and emotional wellbeing. I offer a free initial session.

What happens in our first session together? This first session give us both an opportunity to assess if we can work together, and explore the reasons that have brought you to counselling. We look at how we can work together and what you want to achieve from counselling.

I appreciate that making contact can feel daunting. I welcome an initial phone enquiry and this often results in clients feeling more relaxed and enabled to make the decision to try counselling.

Professional, qualified and insured, holding a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, I am also a member of the BACP. My approach is Person Centred. I have a down to earth style and jargon free way of working. In the simplest sense I walk besides you in a journey of healing.

Counselling is a rare vocation where all of lifes experience - the ups and the downs, the good and the bad, the pleasurable and painful, the births and the deaths, good health and bad health, successes and challenges - is relevant and can inform the counsellor in his work with clients. In addition to the formal counselling qualifications I have a wealth of life experience - this helps me in seeing things from the clients point of view.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Counselling

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills

ASSIST suicide intervention Training

Mental Health First Aid Course

I have held various supportive roles with adults with multiple and complex needs such as homelessness and rough sleeping, addiction and mental health issues.

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a Person Centred counsellor and aim to get as full an understanding of the client's present situation as possible. Additionally we look at what the client hopes to achieve from counselling. As such this style of counselling is not about reducing a client's situation into a list of problems/disorders. If the list above is useful to you, then that is a help.  You may know exactly why you are seeking out counselling, or you may have a deep feeling that something is wrong - but you can't name it. Counselling may help you name it to tame it. A lot of the issues we face in life don't fit neatly into one convenient box. You may also find it helpful to know that person centred counselling is about finding the right way forwards for you - tailored to your unique needs and situation. This is a talking therapy where you have space and time to explore different aspects of your life - in sessions we have the opportunity to untangle lifes complexities and gain new perspectives.

Fees

Sessions last for 50 minutes and the first session is free. If you are happy to proceed, subsequent counselling is £40 per session, usually on a weekly basis.

Limited spaces are available are concessionary rates under certain circumstances. Please get in contact for further details.

Maps & Directions

Bridgwater, TA6 7RN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

My therapy room is on the ground floor. There is a 6" step and a gravel drive.

Availability

Daytime and some evenings - please get in touch for current availability

Types of client

Adults