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Alex Archer, Registered MBACP, Dip.Couns, Therapeutic Counsellor.

Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 7RN
Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 7RN

About me

If you are looking for support and understanding, I'm here to help you figure out what is going on, reduce distress and help you find resolution.

I am a person centred counsellor and work with adult clients on a one to one basis. I can offer you a warm compassionate atmosphere where you can talk through what is troubling you. Our sessions together are confidential - you choose what you want to discuss in therapy and we work at a pace you feel comfortable with.

I am by nature a good listener, empathic and don't judge. I believe its essential that you feel supported, heard and understood.

The more you feel comfortable with your therapist, the more likely you are to get the results you want from counselling. This is a reason why I usually offer a free initial session (see fees section for more details) . In our first session we discuss how we work together and what has brought you to counselling. We'll also talk about what you hope to achieve from counselling.

We all have our unique story and experiences. Additionally, I have often found 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 those issues causing you distress and help you find resolution.

Being a counselling professional I am a registered member of the BACP. As a person centred therapist I'll support you so you can develop the right approach in your unique situation. I aim to help you improve your resilience and ability to cope, resolve inner conflict, and overcome obstacles.

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


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Men's issues
  • Counselling for men

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Sessions last for 50 minutes and the first session usually is free* Subsequent counselling is £50 per session, usually on a weekly basis.

I offer a student rate of £25 per session.

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

Sessions last for 50 minutes and the first session may be free*. Subsequent counselling is £50 per session.

I offer a special rate for students: £25 per session.

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

*Please note - I charge for the initial session where :

fees are covered by an health care services provider, private health insurance, EAP or paid for by an employer.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Counselling for Men

I counsel women and men. Its widely recognised that women are better at discussing their problems and getting help and support when they need it. Anecdotally, I get more enquiries from women looking for counselling. Additionally, I occasionally get a call from a mum worried about her son, or a woman concerned for her partner.

It's a good thing that women are more proactive in getting the help they need. If only men could do the same! With suicide being the main cause of death for men under the age of 50 in the UK, I wanted to highlight that part of my practice is dedicated to supporting men's mental health and emotional well-being. If men have an outlet to discuss their feelings earlier, it stands to reason that less men would get to the point where they would feel suicidal. Research shows that early intervention and support for anyone facing mental health issues is often most beneficial. My website has a page dedicated to men's counselling www.greenlodgecounselling.com

Getting the Counselling Help You Need:

Whether you are a woman or a man I'm here to help. I welcome an initial phone or e mail enquiry. This first step may put you more at ease about getting the counselling help you need. If I didn't think I could help you, I would look to signpost you onwards.

10 Crossacre

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

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


Monday to Friday - 9am to 6pm,

Saturday Morning - 9am to 1pm.

Please get in touch for current availability

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Alex Archer, Registered MBACP, Dip.Couns, Therapeutic Counsellor.

Alex Archer, Registered MBACP, Dip.Couns, Therapeutic Counsellor.

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