Hello, I'm Alex, thank you for visiting my page. Finding a counsellor can feel like a daunting task, and it and can stir uncomfortable feelings knowing where to turn for support. Perhaps you find yourself struggling to cope with a current situation, or maybe past events are affecting your present, and you find yourself repeating patterns that prevent you living a full life. Whatever your experiences, I offer a non-judgemental and warm approach, allowing you to freely explore who you are and make sense of your feelings.
As a qualfied integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults and young people 16+, I believe counselling is an unfolding process of self-exploration in the context of nurturing and strong therapeutic relationship where, working collaboratively, my aim is to help you navigate your way through what is troubling you. Utilising different elements from several therapeutic models, including psychodynamic, person-centred, transactional analysis and transpersonal, I am able to tailor my approach to your individual needs.
I have a particular interest in supporting young adults, with extenstive experience in university wellbeing settings.
Please note, during the COVID-19 pandemic I will be working exclusively online via Zoom or Microsoft Teams video link, or by telephone. If you would like to take the next step, do get in touch to arrange a free 20 minute consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdSc Integrative Counselling (Distinction) from the University of Greenwich.
- CACHE and NCFE Counselling Skills and Theory levels 1-3
I volunteered as a counsellor in palliative care for two years, and continue to work in a higher education setting counselling students.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to its Ethical Framework and attend regular supervision.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free - Initial 20 minute assessment