Alex Proudfoot AIDip CBT/REBT, NCS accred registrant
My service includes Skype sessions internationally and face-to-face sessions in Dudley for those seeking help with developing psychological wellbeing.
We all have the potential to disturb ourselves, and so it is important to learn the ways we can help ourselves get unstuck. My work is systematic and we can approach working with the difficulties you now face.
Know these difficulties will not last for all time, as we can change our outlook on life in order to move through. My own life experience was transformed and enriched when I came across this approach that has a philosophical basis. Through our work together and your tasks between sessions you can reconnect with what is important to you and find your direction.
Training, qualifications & experience
I received a Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling in 2012. Further training gave me first a diploma and then an advanced diploma in CBT/REBT.
Upon continuing my professional and personal development I gained an advanced diploma in Integrative Therapies that supports psychodynamic, hypnotherapy, and other technical interventions to work more personally and covering specific areas of your experience.
My experience ranges from working in Agencies as volunteer for a number of years; The SWAN Project in Bristol, Turning Point in Trowbridge, Anxiety UK internationally via Skype as volunteer and sessional worker, and working in private practice in my treatment rooms in Trowbridge, then in Wolverhampton and Dudley since moving to the West Midlands.
This work brings me great joy, both for my own understanding and also as witness to the many people that have benefited from this work by learning new ways of being.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Weight loss, breaking habits, nail biting, skin picking, hair pulling.
Working with trauma using Eye Movement Integration, a neurotherapy, within the therapeutic setting.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
The first session is the full standard fee. I offer a tiered fee structure in order that people, whatever their household income, are able to access psychological wellbeing, when they find themselves in difficulties. Do enquire for further information about concessions.
I have a background prior to this training in:
music performance (strings),
finance - AAT qualified,
the Buteyko Breathing Technique for asthma and other breathing related difficulties.
I pride myself in becoming redundant to those who have learnt what they need from me and go on to live more fruitful lives.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Clients with mobility issues can enquire about flexibility of location.
Weekdays and Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|