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Alexandra Keane MBACP (Accred), MBAPPS

Brentwood, Essex, CM15
07707 602167 07707 602167 Registered / Accredited
Brentwood, Essex, CM15

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

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Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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 and BUPA. I also do work for Employee Assistance Programmes for specific insurance companies.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£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

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
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Day time and evenings

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I am a Psychodynamic based Supervisor.

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Alexandra Keane MBACP (Accred), MBAPPS

Alexandra Keane MBACP (Accred), MBAPPS