Hi, I'm Alex, thank you for visiting my page.
Taking those first steps to finding a counsellor takes courage, and I understand it can feel daunting. I hope you are able to find what you need here.
Life can be difficult at times and although we might have coping mechanisms to see us through, sometimes they are aren't quite enough and it can become overwhelming to cope alone.
Perhaps you find yourself struggling to cope with a current situation, or maybe past events are affecting your present, leaving you feeling anxious, or lost, and this prevents you moving forward? Whatever your experiences, I can help you to find the solution or a way to come to terms with what is happening, or has happened.
As your therapist, my aim is to facilitate and encourage you to have faith in yourself, make your own choices and find your own answers.
How I work:
As a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults and young people 18+, my approach is warm and supportive. A strong, nurturing relationship between therapist and client is a powerful catalyst for healing, promoting self-awareness and lasting change, and our relationship will be built on trust, respect, realness and honesty. This enables you to share freely and not feel judged. I will not give advice, but rather help you find your own answers and decisions through an objective lens. Together, we can explore what you would like to be different and how I can support you in achieving this.
Working collaboratively, I am able to tailor my approach to your individual needs by utilising different elements from several therapeutic models, including psychodynamic, person-centred, solution focused, transactional analysis and transpersonal. I offer both short and long term counselling.
I have extensive experience in supporting young adults as a counsellor in university wellbeing settings. Additionally, I volunteered as a bereavement counsellor in palliative care for two years.
What happens next?
Please feel free to contact my practice on 07377926967 or send me a message to arrange a free 20 minute phone consultation, where you can get a sense of working with me, and I can answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdSc Integrative Counselling (Distinction) from the University of Greenwich.
- CACHE and NCFE Counselling Skills and Theory levels 1-3
- Introduction to Transactional Analysis
- Working With Internal Family Systems
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to its Ethical Framework and attend regular supervision.
- Enhanced DBS Check
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