Alex Jurgensen

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Experienced Integrative Counsellor - MSc, MBACP, GMBPsS
Available for new clients
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Reading RG1 & RG6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Alex and I am a fully qualified, BACP-registered, counsellor with a proven track record of helping people work through all kinds of problems. I offer in-person sessions in Reading (town centre), or online via zoom.

I think that part of the problem we all share is that we grew up in a society that didn't really understand human emotions. Thus, we quickly learned that emotions are a problem and that the only proper way of dealing with them is to shut them off, brush them under the carpet and put on a brave face.

Over time, the load of repressed, unacknowledged, emotions increases, not unlike a pressure cooker. At some point, if we don't learn to have a healthy relationship with our emotions, the pressure becomes too much for the lid to hold... and boom!... anxiety, depression, uncontrollable anger, shouting, panic, blaming, violence, addiction, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, etc... all of which are signs that the emotional pressure is reaching maximum capacity.

What's the alternative? To gather up the courage and face the emotional pain that we're carrying before it explodes... The trick here is in learning to share the thoughts and feelings that may have previously felt too difficult to acknowledge. 

I can offer you the opportunity to do this in a supportive, professional and confidential environment.

P.S. You can scroll to the bottom of my profile if you wish to read what previous clients had to say about my services. You can also listen to my podcast. The link to Spotify is on my website at the top. :)

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working as a counsellor, in a variety of settings, for the past five years, supporting people with a range of different presenting issues, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, addiction, low self-esteem, terminal illness, etc.

Previous experience

  • Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice (Reading), where I worked with end-of-life patients and family members.
  • Change Grow Live, where I worked with people struggling with substance misuse.
  • Mind, where I worked with people struggling with common mental health issues

Qualifications

  • MSc in Counselling (University of Northampton)
  • MSc in Psychology (BPP University London)

Professional Memberships

  • BACP Registered Member MBACP
  • BPS Graduate Member GMBPsS

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£45.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Fee for online sessions: £45.00 (evenings: £55.00)
Fee for in-person sessions: £60.00 (evenings: £65.00)

The easiest way to start is for you to get in touch and I will respond to your enquiry ASAP.

Testimonials from previous clients:

“Alex was a tremendous source of support during a challenging and traumatic phase in my life… I highly recommend Alex as a personal therapist.”

“Alex has helped me talk through several issues. His sessions provide an open space to help identify and talk through the crux of a given problem.”

“Would recommend Alex wholeheartedly and am very thankful for having his support.”

“I feel really glad to have had Alex as a counsellor last year.”

When I work

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56 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4SQ

Reading, Berkshire, RG6

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Spanish

Online platforms

Zoom

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Alex Jurgensen
Alex Jurgensen