Alex Archer

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Registered MBACP, Dip.Couns, Therapeutic Counsellor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 7RN
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

If you need to talk I’m here to listen. I’m a friendly and approachable Person Centred counsellor. I provide therapy UK wide via Zoom and phone. Additionally, I offer face to face session in Bridgwater, Somerset. If you are facing issues you can't resolve on your own, it may help to talk with a an experienced counselling professional. How can I help you? 

Counselling professional :

I’m a qualified Person Centred counsellor with over seven years full-time experience & a good track record of success. Additionally, I am registered with the BACP - a professional body for UK counsellors. I am committed to working ethically to provide the highest standards of therapy for clients. 

Please note I work individually with adult clients. 

Your choice :

You have the choice of having sessions via Zoom, phone or face to face. More recently I've noticed the majority of my clients prefer online counselling. Of course, if you are in the  Bridgwater area you also have the option of face to face sessions.

My values and character - I’ve always had a strong drive to help and heal people. I hate seeing any living creature in pain. It’s very rewarding to see clients making progress and having successful therapeutic outcomes. Its great to see someone smile again. I’m naturally empathic and genuine. 

Supportive session atmosphere :

The atmosphere of our counselling sessions is friendly and informal. You’ll have a confidential & safe space where you can feel valued, heard, understood & accepted. You choose what you want to discuss. You choose how much you want to share. We work at your pace. I usually suggest trying a session and see how it feels. If it feels right for you we can book in further sessions. There is no obligation to continue if you didn’t think I was the right counsellor for you. 

Is this the right therapy for you?

Is Person Centred therapy right for you?  - Person Centred therapy can be highly effective for a client who wants to discuss, explore and understand. I believe that we all have great potential and more inner resources than we realise, but it can often be difficult to access this by ourselves. Person Centred therapy can help you gain new insights into your problems and how to solve them. I aim to help clients develop the ability to withstand adversity, effect positive change and bounce back from difficult life events. Clients often say they feel so much better to be able to offload - I wonder if you feel like that?

Uniqueness and shared experience :

We all have our own unique story and experiences. Indeed, Person Centred therapy comes from a humanistic tradition which values each of us as the unique individuals we are. Additionally, I have often found common themes come up in the therapy room that may have affected many of us at one point or another - for example issues around feeling overwhelmed, anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement, loneliness, work, stress, health, self esteem, being stuck, relationships etc.  Counselling gives you an opportunity to explore what is causing you distress and help you find resolution. Clients often report feeling better when they recognise: 

· A sense of progress

· Feeling heard and understood

· They work well with their therapist 

· Gaining new coping skills

· Starting to experience positive changes in their life

· Feeling better able to manage their emotions and behaviour

· Feeling empowered and more in control of their life

I often hear clients say its good to talk someone who is not family or friends.

Getting started:

We get a chance to meet each other in our first session. It's a great opportunity to see how we feel about taking a therapeutic journey together. Collaboratively we'll look at how we work together - things like appointment times, how frequently you would like sessions, fees and confidentiality. I'd like to hear about what has brought you to counselling, and what you would like from counselling. 

Getting in touch, Session Calendar and online booking:

You can book sessions online via my session availability calendar on my website. You can email me at greenlodgecounselling@gmail.com or phone me on 07824112573. I welcome any questions, and I look forward to hearing from you.

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
  • Certification in online counselling (Covid 19 primer) -BACP/OU.
  • Video & phone counselling 2.0 - BACP/OU

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

I'm increasing my fees to £60 per session for new clients from 12th Sept 2024. For clients actively in therapy prior to 12th Sept, I'm maintaining fees at £55 till the end of the year. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night
  • Monday to Friday - 8am to 2pm,
  • Saturday morning - 8.30 to midday.

Please get in touch for current availability.

10 Crossacre, Wembdon, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 7RN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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

Online platforms

Zoom

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Alex Archer
Alex Archer