Alexandra Keane MBACP (Accred), MBAPPS
Throughout life we experience many different changes such as divorce, bereavement, work, relationship and family issues. Within these times we tend to 'cope', feeling family and friends provide us with enough support. However, changes, difference and upset may have caused a sense of sadness, sometimes without knowing why.
To cope with this not knowing, we may place ourselves at risk or use coping mechanisms such as food or alcohol to avoid feelings that we do not understand or perhaps feel confused about.
Within the safe, confidential relationship of counselling, we can look at these different feelings and where they may come from. Over time, being open and honest can allow the individual to find their inner strengths, allowing growth, understanding and an acceptance and discovery of their own uniqueness.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills; Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling; Certificate in an Introduction to the Social Sciences: understanding social change; Diploma in the Application of Psychodynamics Theory to the Principles of Counselling; Certificate in Psychodynamic Mentoring and Supervision; Diploma in Supervision.
Over the last 20 years, I have worked in a variety of mental health settings including forensic, addictions and general psychiatry (specialising in eating disorders at the Priory). As well as working in the private sector, I have worked in the NHS and within a GP setting - in both long and short-term work. I have worked within a charitable setting with many forms of psychological issues.
I work with individuals and couples.
I am the Independent Advisor to Felsted School.
I supervise Students and Counsellors on an individual basis as well as group supervision within organizations. I also teach at Clinical Diploma Level within a BACP Accredited organization.
I do work for Employee Assistance Programmes for specific insurance companies.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred) as well as a member of their Private Practice Sector (MBACPPP).
I am a member of the British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (MBAPPS) and have been a member of their Conference Committee.
I am a member of Beat (Beating Eating Disorders).
I follow the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a Specialist in eating disorders.
I work with couples.
I supervise Students and Counsellors.
I do work for Employee Assistance Programmes and affiliated with specific insurance companies.
£65.00 Assessment for individuals (first session)
£60.00 for individuals (ongoing therapy)
£75.00 Assessment for couples (first session)
£70.00 for couples (ongoing therapy)
£40.00 for supervision
Counselling is on an ongoing weekly basis. As well as day-time, evening appointments are available.
You are able to contact me via the mobile number and arrange an initial meeting to see and feel if this type of counselling is helpful for you. I am based 2 minutes from Brentwood Town Centre and free parking is available.
From Shenfield or Brentwood Station the Clinic is approximately 5 minutes by cab.
The Clinic is also on main bus routes (e.g., 9, 73, 80A, 80C, 251, 351.)