Alexander Balerdi MSc (BACP Member)

Alexander Balerdi MSc (BACP Member)



07391 697905

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About me

Welcome, my hope is that you may have found the right counsellor for you. If you've been considering counselling, or simply want to try a counsellor with more than just a qualification, you are possibly in the right place.

My name is Alex, I have a supportive and natural approach to conducting truly healing and therapeutic conversations. As well as a scientific backing for how I practice therapy, the heartfelt outcome I work toward, is for you to discover what wellbeing in your life looks and feels like. The easiest way to find out if I am a good match, is to call for a free chat, and ask any questions you may have, or to simply get a feel for what talking with me might be like.

Call or Text 07391 697905

An article written about me and my practice says:

"Alex has been helping people better understand and cope with their lives, both at work and at home, since 2003. It is simple to find out if he is the right fit for you, just call and have a conversation about what you are hoping for. Alex helps people from all over the world, from different backgrounds and different professions, both groups and individuals, in corporate and family settings. It really matters to him that we all find the right people to help us, so even if calling him once is what helps you to start figuring out what kind of therapy you need (even if it isn't him), this is a great first step.

His approach means really listening to what your unique needs are and working with you to see what can be done to begin to move towards feeling better, or improving your situation. Both short term and long term arrangements can be made, depending on what your specific needs are.”

I work with people's unique and specific needs with an understanding that Life does not have labels and categories, other than the ones we assign it. I have combined best practice from a wide range of therapies to make sure that those I am helping receive the highest quality of care. With a scientific grounding, I believe our personal reality is one that can be pleasant even though unpleasant things happen to us sometimes or even that we may (in some cases) make life unpleasant for ourselves.

Being and feeling truly alive means embracing life, for what it is. This can sometimes be easier to say than to do. I understand that, because we are complicated beings, our path may not always be straight, that sometimes there are twists and turns that take even the most capable of us by surprise. To train myself and others to cope with life's changing nature, I have learned how “people” are viewed from the perspective of different disciplines and schools of thought, so I am continually learning to be the best help I can possibly be, for each new person I meet. Creating a more and more detailed map of "human" I can help you navigate territories that may feel unfamiliar to you, or even work with you to figure out how to get out of "too familiar" spaces; spots that we may be stuck in, or patterns we may be repeating.

My ultimate wish is for people to find what will really, truly work for them, if I can be helpful in that process I consider it a real honour. The best way to find out if that is possible for you, is to call and talk about it.

Call or Text 07391 697905 and communicate directly with Alex, not a reception desk.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Private Practice since 2003 - Corporate Counselling and Group Facilitation
  • MSc Psychology & Environmental Science
  • FndSc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Pathway Certificate in Social Science (Support Work: People with Mental and Physical Disabilities).

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It costs £60 to see Alex for an hour.

Other rates are available for people with different incomes and depending on the length of therapy.

Both short term and long term arrangements can be made, depending on what your specific needs are.‬

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS6
Bristol, BS8

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am currently taking on new clients - 9 spaces left (July 2018)

Types of client

Older adults