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About me

I am a registered member of the BACP and offer individual therapy for adults and young people 16+ in a calm and confidential space. My areas of work include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, loss and bereavement, relationship issues, and feelings of being overwhelmed or ‘stuck’.   I am available for daytime or evening sessions face to face (adhering to Covid 19 guidelines), online using a secure video link or by telephone.

How counselling can help you

Counselling can provide the time and space to focus on your thoughts and feelings in a confidential and safe environment. You may be struggling with a life event such as a relationship breakdown or you may not be able to pinpoint what is wrong, but you know you do not feel like ‘yourself’. Perhaps you recognise that negative thoughts and feelings are affecting your ability to enjoy or cope with daily life.

My approach is person-centred and humanistic, and this means I will not advise you but listen and reflect with acceptance and understanding in a non-judgemental environment. I believe for therapy to be effective; a good relationship should be established between us so that you feel comfortable to talk freely, make sense of your feelings and come to an understanding of how you can move forward in life. My aim is to support you and to encourage your personal growth. It can be difficult to be open with our friends or family about our innermost thoughts or worries, as we may feel that we do not want to burden or worry them. This is where counselling can help, you can talk to me in confidence, and I will listen empathically and without judgement.

What happens next

I offer a free 20-minute consultation over the phone or on Zoom. This initial session gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and more importantly to see if you would feel comfortable working with me. We can discuss your initial reasons for seeking counselling and any thoughts and expectations you may have.   If you feel that you would like to proceed, we can then set a day and time for us to meet on a weekly basis. We can work at your pace, either short or long term.

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I undertake regular supervision and adhere to their code of ethics. I regularly take part in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to enhance my skills and knowledge about different issues and ways of working.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MBACP Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone counselling
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • NCFE Cache Level 3 Award in Counselling skills and theory
  • NCFE Cache Level 2 Award in Helping skills
  • NCFE Level 1 Award in Interpersonal skills
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Management Information Studies

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

An initial 20-minute phone or online consultation is free.

£50 per 50-minute weekly session.

Payment via BACS, Bank card, Apple Pay, or cash on or before the session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can work with the client to find a time that suits them.

Further information

In addition to private practice, I work with clients at Oakleaf Enterprise – a mental health charity. I also have experience in counselling students at a local secondary school.

Guildford
Surrey
GU1

3 Paris
Parklands
Railton Road
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 9JX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom
Alex Anderson MBACP Dip. Couns

Alex Anderson MBACP Dip. Couns