Alex Siepel - Counsellor & Therapist
I’m Alex, a qualified integrative counsellor and therapist based in the City/ Shorditch (E1) and Leytonstone (E11). I welcome individuals who are looking for both short-term work and longer-term therapy.
Counselling and therapy is always unique to you, and seeing a therapist can help with the range of struggles that we can experience in our lifetime. It may be that you have a specific issue that you want help to work through such as relationship difficulties, stress and anxiety, loss and grief, social withdrawal and isolation, a turning point/life-change, an addiction or behaviour you are concerned about, or abuse and trauma.
It could be that you are feeling generally lost, stuck, confused, distressed, or disconnected, or lacking in areas of your life that you can’t quite pin point and want help to move forward. You may feel a more general sense of wanting to gain awareness and explore patterns in your life to improve your self and your relationship with others.
My way of working with clients in our counselling sessions, draws on a range of different theory and approaches such as psychodynamic, relational, humanistic and existential. I value the importance of the unique relationship that can be created and developed between the client and therapist in order to help the client. I take a whole-person approach that encompasses the individual mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
- Working TowardsMSc/Clinical Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute & Middlesex University)
- Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence (ONC Accreditation)
- BA Hons Contemporary History (University of Sussex)
I have worked as a therapist a range of counselling settings including Metanoia Counselling & Psychotherapy Service and St Josephs Hospice Bereavement Service as well as work with Rape Crisis England & Wales. I am an individual member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework. I am insured by Balens.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer weekly, 50-minute therapy session at £60. You can pay by cash, card or cheque.
I have a limited number of £45 appointments available for those on low income.
Finding a therapist that you feel you can work with may feel like a big step and a big commitment, as well as a significant financial investment in your well being. So finding the right person for you is key. I recommend getting in contact with a few therapists to get a feel for how they might work together. I offer a telephone consultation of up to 15mins to find out a bit more about what you are looking for before we meet for our first 50-minute session. If we decide to meet in person we can explore more what is going on for you and how might work together, including whether a fixed number or session or more open-ended work is right for you.
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