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 17 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 am on 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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 (first session)
£60.00 for individuals (ongoing therapy)
£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.)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a Psychodynamic based Supervisor. .View supervision profile