Hi, I'm Alex, a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults and young people 18+.
Life can be difficult at times and although we might have coping mechanisms to see us through, sometimes they aren't quite enough and it can become overwhelming to cope alone. I understand seeking support can feel daunting, but it also shows courage when everything else may feel hopeless.
Perhaps you find yourself struggling to cope with a current situation, or maybe past events are affecting your present, leaving you feeling anxious, or disempowered, and this prevents you moving forward? Whatever your experiences, my aim is to facilitate and encourage you to explore healthier coping strategies and find deeper self-awareness, enabling you to move forward.
How I work:
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 with you to explore your unique experience, 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.
Aside from my private practice, I have experience in supporting young adults as a counsellor in university well-being 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 share what brings you to counselling, and I can answer any questions you may have. It is also an opportunity for you to get a sense of me and if I'm the right therapist for you.
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
- Enhanced DBS Check
As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to its Ethical Framework and attend regular supervision. I attend regular professional development workshops and I'm currently working towards accreditation.
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