Alexandra Cotton BA (Hons), MBACP (Accred)

Alexandra Cotton BA (Hons), MBACP (Accred)

Child Okeford
Blandford Forum
DT11 8EF

07985 563679 / 07985 563679

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About me

I am a psychodynamic counsellor and work with individuals and couples, teenagers and adults. Counselling is about looking at oneself from a new perspective. Exploring your feelings and behaviour with the help and impartiality of a professional counsellor can enable you to make sense of issues and problems which may feel unbearable and often paralysing. By understanding yourself better, you can begin to move forward in life.

I offer an initial assessment session where we can talk about why you feel you may like some counselling, and decide whether working together may be helpful to you.

Psychodynamic counselling means understanding what is troubling you both consciously and unconsciously. It involves exploring your early relationships and understanding how they connect with difficulties you may be having with people in your current life, especially partners, parents, children, siblings and work colleagues.

Areas in which I have particular expertise include:

  • Depression
  • Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Relationship problems

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my training by gaining a Certificate in Counselling Skills and Attitudes from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation in London. I qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor in 1998 from the Manor House Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, London, a BACP accredited course. 

I worked in a GP surgery for three years and then as a student counsellor at the University of North London followed by the University of Winchester. I worked at Compass Counselling in Lymington for seven years before setting up in private practice from home in North Dorset.

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Assessments are charged at £40 for individuals and £60 for couples.
Further counselling sessions are £40 for individuals and £60 for couples. I have a small number of lower cost places.

Maps & Directions

Blandford Forum, DT11 8EF

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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