Alex Burns BA(Hons) Dip Psych - UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Welcome to my online profile page. I have worked as a Psychotherapist & Counsellor for some thirty years, offering therapy to adult clients and couples who are experiencing emotional and relationship difficulties.
Most people seek therapy at a time of difficulty or even crisis in their personal or professional lives. My therapeutic approach is to offer a safe, supportive, gentle and reflective environment in which to explore the possible underlying causes of the presenting issues and a professional and confidential space in which to express the emotions that arise. Through this therapeutic approach, and over time, clients are enabled to gain a much deeper understanding of themselves and bring clarity in their relationships with others.
Among the presenting issues that clients tend to approach me with are low self esteem; anxiety; depression; problems with relationships; home or workplace bullying, or sometimes a general loss of life's purpose. I have a particular interest in the possible links between organic illness and emotional distress.
Having established a face-to-face working relationship with a client I am happy to offer both telephone and online sessions.
I am a Member of the College of Psychoanalysts - UK, a Member of the British Psychological Society (BPsS) and was awarded Life Membership of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Social Studies (IPSS).
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The register of the UKCP is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Training, qualifications & experience
After completing a degree in Psychology (1984) I trained at the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies (IPSS) where I gained my Diploma in Psychotherapy (1987)
My career, prior to practicing as a psychotherapist, covered a number of areas. I worked in the industrial sector with a particular interest in stress management and human resources; in the public sector spending a number of years in youth and community work and lectured in Psychology at Middlesex University specialising in Child and Adolescent Development.
In addition to private practice, for ten years I also trained psychotherapists and was a joint Course Director for the London based MA / Diploma Course in Psychotherapy at the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies and was Vice-Chair of the Training Committee. I am currently Director of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the North West London Psychotherapy Centre (NWLPC).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Individual Therapy Sessions - £70.00 per 50 minute session
Couples Counselling - £85.00 per 50 minute session and pro rata for longer sessions should they be required.
Ground floor consulting room. Off street parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays 10.00.am - 8.00.pm Wednesdays 10.00.am - 2.00.pm
Types of client