Alexandra Bailey-Myatt

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Ogwen Counselling, MBACP, BSc (hons), Dip. Counselling
Available for new clients
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Bangor LL57
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a BACP registered Person Centred Counsellor with more than 6 years of experience. My role as your counsellor is to help you untangle your thoughts and better understand yourself and your worries by exploring your feelings. 

I feel that talking through experiences, worries and difficulties can sometimes bring up feelings that you weren't aware of, or don't understand, and it can help to see things from different perspectives.  We will work together in order to find ways to move forward that are tailored to you, and gain a better insight into yourself and your emotions. 

I enjoy getting to know people and helping them overcome their difficulties, and believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My therapy style is warm, interactive, and down to earth. I offer a safe, empathetic, non-judgemental and relaxed space for you to talk about whatever is on your mind. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in a local charity setting for a number of years providing counselling and support work to unpaid carers. I have also previously worked for several years for the Samaritans as well as Cruse Bereavement. In addition, I have been working for an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) providing counselling to various public and private sector organisations throughout Great Britain, including the Police, NHS, and Local Authorities. I also run a private practice, where in addition to seeing private clients, I conduct affiliate work for several national and local EAPs, such as Health Assured, The Employee Resilience Company and Medra. This involves working with referrals from the Local Authority, NHS, and University, among others. I am also currently completing a level 5 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course (CBT).   

  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Counselling.
  • Level 3 Certificate in therapeutic counselling skills
  • Level 4 diploma in Person Centred therapy
  • Level 5 diploma in CBT (current studies)

I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, long term and terminal illness, low self-esteem and confidence, loneliness, work related issues and relationship problems, family conflicts, caring roles, identity problems, career challenges, trauma, life changes, suicidal thoughts and coping with grief, loss and depression. I have worked with a wide range of clients of different ages from many different backgrounds.

I also have attended training and workshops in the following areas:

  • Infant loss and miscarriage
  • Suicide
  • Bereavement
  • Relationships
  • Caring roles
  • Menopause
  • Mental Health First aid

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life stage related changes, and changes in identity and roles.

Fees

£40.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Telephone and online(Microsoft Teams) sessions are £45, whereas face to face sessions are £50. (this is to cover the cost of renting the room to provide this service).

Concessions are available to students at a flat rate of £40 per session. 

When I work

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Further information

My working hours for private practice are from 8:30am-7pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, however other times can be discussed for online and phone sessions if necessary. 

My face to face session hours are from 9am-4pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays.

My online and telephone session hours are from 8:30am-7pm Monday and Tuesday, and from 8:30am-4pm on a Wednesday.

Bethesda, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57

Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Counselling rooms are on the ground and first floor. A ramp can be used to access the ground floor. If you have trouble with mobility and would prefer ground floor rooms, please let me know.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Alexandra Bailey-Myatt
Alexandra Bailey-Myatt