MBACP reg. Dip.Psych
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I believe that you have something to say. My role, put quite simply is to listen to you whatever your age, culture, gender, or beliefs. Sharing your feelings, thoughts and doubts may be unfamiliar and daunting. Shining a light on uncomfortable or distressing times in your life can be a courageous act from this emerges countless possibilities to move and see the world differently.
I work with Adults and children experiencing a wide range of emotions and issues. I am an integrative Therapist drawing upon different modalities to suit my clients’ presenting issues. My work is based on the belief that the past informs the present and that you have the innate desire to be the best you can despite historical scripts and circumstances that may have burdened you for many years.
As adults we can forget how to play and how to reach our inner child. I can enable you to reconnect to that part of self - using creative materials in the room, art is a way to express feelings when words are hard to find. Exploration of how you related to your caregivers and form relationships in the present can enable you to discard outdated modes of thought and behaviour – giving rise to a sense of empowerment, choice, and freedom to be.
Having worked with Place2Be as a young person’s therapist – I know how important the early years of development are and how young people face the pressure of fitting in and finding a voice, within family dynamics, identity in an ever-changing world, academic expectations, addictive behaviour and feelings of purpose and meaning. You as a family might feel there is no where to turn. Play therapy encourages a young person to express feelings and discover inner resources – how to make sense of self and relationships with others. Within the therapy room I have paint, crayons, clay, slime and puppets each young person will create their own individual work which we will use throughout therapy.
I also have Mr Fonzie – a therapy trained dog who often bridges the gap between feeling self-conscious and able to speak freely about what is troubling you.
I have extensive knowledge of substance misuse and the 12 Step Programme.
I believe that harm reduction and therapy can combine to enable a deeper reflection and understanding of early addictive indicators enabling you or a family member to face compulsive damaging behaviour head on.
Training, qualifications & experience
A fully Qualified Therapist Alex (MBACP) is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Richmond Adult Community College.
3 Years As a volunteer Counsellor for Place2Be working with 5-11year olds in play therapy.
I hold an enhanced DBS for working with Vunerable children and adults.
Portobello Behavioral health: https://portobellobh.com/
2018-current working as a behavioral coach with adolescenes and young adults who suffer with complexed mental health and substance misuse.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£75.00 per session
£75 per session.
Each Theraputic session lasts for 50 mintues payment to be made after the session.
An extended first session of 1hr10minutes which will include assessment.
In regards to Play Therpay a 20 minute telephone or Zoom session with the parents is suggested.
A sliding scale is avaliable to Counselling/Students.
When I work
Tuesdays: Online Zoom 12-5pm
Thurdays: Practice room 2pm-8pm
Friday: Online Zoom 9am-1.45pm
Saturday: Practice Room 11am-5.30pm