Alex Archer, Registered MBACP, Dip.Couns, Therapeutic Counsellor.
Please note - with the rapidly changing situation with the corona virus, I currently offer online/video counselling. In line with government advice on social distancing, I have suspended face to face counselling.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 offer a free initial session. 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Men's issues
- Counselling for men
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Sessions last for 50 minutes and the first session 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.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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|Wheelchair user access:||No|
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
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