Alexandra Keane

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Brentwood, Essex, CM15
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About me

Throughout life, we may experience many different events such as divorce, bereavement, work, relationship or family issues.   Within these times we tend to 'cope' either by ourselves, or by feeling family and friends provide us with enough support. However, events, differences and upset, may cause a sense of sadness and loneliness, sometimes without knowing why.

To cope with this not knowing, we may place ourselves at risk or use coping mechanisms (such as food, alcohol, over-exercising, control) to avoid feelings that we do not understand, or perhaps feel confused or fearful of.

Within the safe, confidential relationship of counselling, we can look at these different feelings and explore together where they may come from. Over time, being open and honest can allow an understanding and acceptance of one’s self, alongside the discovery of one’s 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). This has involved working within Private, NHS, GP and charitable settings.   I have had a Private Practice for over 10 years working with couples and individuals.

My experience allows me to supervise Students and Counsellors on an individual and group basis.

I am on the registered lists of AXA/PPP, AVIVA, BUPA and Cigna. I also do work for Employee Assistance Programmes for specific insurance companies.

Along with being an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred) and 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 also a member of B-eat (Beating Eating Disorders).

I have taught at Clinical Diploma Level within a BACP Accredited organization and am the Independent Advisor to Felsted School.  I am also the External Assessor for an Accredited training organization.

I follow the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.



Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a Specialist in eating disorders. 

I work with individuals and couples. 

I supervise Students and Counsellors/Therapists. 

I am on the registered lists of AXA/PPP, AVIVA, BUPA and Cigna Healthcare. I also do work for Employee Assistance Programmes for specific insurance companies.


Additional information

£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

When I work

Day time and evenings

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Further information

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. 

There is parking at Crushes Manor Clinic.

Brentwood, Essex, CM15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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In person

I am a Psychodynamic based Supervisor.

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Alexandra Keane
Alexandra Keane