Alexandra Batten MNCS (Accred) - Mandala Counselling Services
Hello and welcome. How can I help?
Do things feel overwhelming at the moment? Do you feel that talking to someone may help?
I can support you to explore whatever you bring and help you gain a greater understanding of what is happening for you at this point in your life.
I can help you to move towards a place where you feel more able to decide what you need and how you might change things for the better.
I can tailor my approach to offer a unique way of working with you that specifically meets your needs and in a way that feels safe and comfortable for you.
My role is to support you in exploring and changing the way you think, feel and behave. I aim to offer my clients a calm, safe and empathic environment in which to explore personal issues without feeling judged. The quality of our relationship is the key to supporting you effectively. Therefore, our first meeting is an important opportunity to get to know one another, to share information, to ask questions and to find a way of working together that feels right for you.
I am a fully qualified and insured integrative counsellor with experience of working with a broad range of presenting issues and with clients from diverse backgrounds. I am an accredited registrant member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred) which is in turn an accredited member of the Professional Standards Authority. http://www.professionalstandards.org.uk/
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
Certificate of Higher Education in Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Leicester)
I have worked as a therapist in a variety of organisations including charities, hospice care, bereavement care and further education; working with a wide variety of presenting issues, complex needs and mental health.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- £20 initial/introductory consultation
- £40 Individual Counselling - per 50 minute session
- £30 discounted rate for Emergency Services Personnel (first 6 sessions)
- £30 Counselling Students (first 30 sessions)
- Workplace counselling through your employer is negotiated separately.
Concessions offered for
PLEASE NOTE: I normally practice from my therapy room in the beautiful village of Market Bosworth but at present I am offering telephone and Zoom video counselling from home until further notice.
Disabled access is available via a lift as the room is on the first floor.