Alex Siepel - Counsellor & Therapist in East London
I’m Alex, a qualified integrative counsellor and therapist with sessions available online and over the phone during this particularly challenging time. (usually based in the City & East London - Shoreditch 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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer currently online and telephone sessions (50 mins) at £35-£50 depending on your circumstances. I recognise that we are in particularly challenging times so I have reduced my fees to make help make therapy accessible.
Face to face sessions (unavailable for the time being) are £60 for a 50-minute session. 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.