Alexandra Dunnett - Individual & Couples Therapist, MBACP
Getting support offers an opportunity for you to explore and understand what is going on; your reactions, beliefs about yourself and of course, the possibility of change
I work with people on a wide range of issues including: Relationship issues – Self harm – Anxiety – Isolation – Stress – Loss of direction – Anger - Life changes – Bereavement – Panic attacks – Depression – Perfectionism – Self-esteem – Loss.
Counselling offers, firstly, stabilisation of your emotions: feelings of being overwhelmed, of having nothing left that is worthwhile. Together we will be curious about what goes on inside you and how that affects your view of others around you and the world. As counselling proceeds I hope you will become aware of your strengths and vulnerabilities, and be able to choose how to respond to your life’s journey.
Relationships are central in our lives, whether your partner, family or friends. Good, bad or ugly there are moments when we ask how did the one who I love so much become the one I cannot even bear to look at? We long to connect but end up arguing, walking out, and in despair. Everything else can become out of balance when our closest relationships are under stress.
Counselling sessions give you an opportunity to find some order in your head, to talk everything through with an unbiased, non-judgemental counsellor, like myself.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) Additional Training
Certificate in Counselling Teenagers
CATT (Children's Accelerated Trauma Treatment) Level 1
Diploma in Nursing (Child)
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions for those experiencing financial difficulties and for young people and students.
Individuals: £50 per 50 minute session.
Couples: £65 per 60 minute session
The full fee will be payable with no refund when appointments are missed and for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.