Alex Curran

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Portstewart, BT55
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About me

Hi, I am Alex and thank you for visiting my page.  I have been practising as a counsellor for over 15 years and also a counselling supervisor. My approach is integrative of person-centred and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).  I am also a front-line worker and been working in this field for equally as long. I have worked with many different presentations over the years with individuals struggling with anxiety, neurodiverse, stress, trauma, addictions, sleep disturbance, abuse, and relationship.  Having ADHD helps me better work with individuals in this area. 

By employing evidence-based practices, I work towards empowering clients to uncover the root causes of their presentation and develop healthy coping mechanisms and strategies for long-term well-being.

Within my work I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental environment that promotes self-discovery and growth whilst emphasising empathy and unconditional positive regard, with the structured techniques of CBT, I tailor each therapy session to meet the unique needs and goals of every client.

With a strong commitment to ongoing professional development, I feel it is important to stay up to date with the latest advancements in the field of psychotherapy. With a holistic approach, combined with experience, I want to ensure that clients receive the highest quality care necessary to navigate their journey towards self-empowerment.

If you are wanting to take the first step towards healing and personal development, then please get in touch and I will help guide you on this journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FDSC Counselling
  • CBT Diploma
  • Diploma Social Science
  • Diploma Sports Science
  • GP referral
  • Suicide and addictions training
  • GDPR 
  • Cruse bereavement course
  • Level 3 personal trainer Reps Reg course
  • Online and telephone counselling course
  • Breath work Diploma
  • Couples and family counselling course

Experience in

Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Student reduced rate of £35 per session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

If you need a particular time outside of my availability then get in touch and I will do me best to accommodate you.

Portstewart, BT55

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

Trainee supervisor and working at the moment on reduced fees. I work either in person, telephone or online and my approach is integrative.

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