Alexandra Groves

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(Reg. MBACP)
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Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 6DA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have achieved over 35 years of work experience in the social care sector, skilled and training work in various areas such as

  • mental health35
  • probation bail hostels
  • children and young people's homes
  • young homelessness
  • criminal justice system
  • prisons
  • community outreach.

How I work.
I have been trained as a professional diploma counsellor since 2004, specialising in the psychodynamic approach, through further training, I work with the tools of being integrative. My beliefs are that everyone has different needs and different circumstances.

I regard myself as a genuine people person, I practice from a professional and compassionate approach allowing individuals to take the lead during the process, with the understanding it is about them, enabling them to be empowered and move forward positively. Most importantly confidentiality is very vital, of which the guidelines and framework as an MBACP, to operate in a safe and warm environment with acceptance and respect.

What happens next?
Please give me a call or email me, to book an initial session. Our first session together will be for one hour and will cost £35. During this session, we will get to know each other and together, decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Skills in Counselling - 7 credits pass
  • Therapeutic in Counselling - pass
  • Diploma in counselling - Level 3
  • Criminal Justice and Psychology Degree 2:1
  • Diploma in Psychopathology

    Further Training: 2015-2016

  • Certificate gained - Understanding the Narcissistic Web of Deception and CPD 7 Credits.
  • Certificate gained - Ga slighting" The Narcissistic Covert Aggression and CPD 7 credits gained
  • Certificate gained The Narcissistic Mother and CPD 7 credits gained

I have also achieved the BACP register Certificate Of Proficiency since May 2014.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I, Alexandra Groves, also specialise in Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). I do a 10 week one to one delivery process, furthermore, I run a 6 weeks accredited Domestic violence programme called 'Man in the Mirror'. This project is adaptable and able to be delivered to women, children and young people and to give professionals awareness.

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£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My private practice fees are as follows:

  • The first initial consultation is £70 for 1 hour
  • Individual face to face  £70 for 60 minute session.
  • Online/ Telephone counselling £60 per hour
  • Couples/relationships/Marriage £75 for 60 mins.

Personal therapy for placement counsellors discount of £350.00 per 60 mins with 20 sessions process with review.

Senior citizen - £25 for 50 mins 10 weeks Process with a review.

Children and young people aged between 12 years to 19 years £45.00 per 50 mins 10 weeks process with a review.

My service is provided in a welcoming warm and safe environment that consist one spacious counselling suite, with the aroma of sweet scented lavender.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointment only

Further information

I, Alexandra Groves, understand that once being a student training as a counsellor, personal therapy could often become a challenge of being expensive, so I would like to offer a discount package of £350 which includes 10 sessions and a review.

48 hour notice of cancellation, otherwise you may be charged full fee or if not turned up for process.

Alexandra Groves is also registered with Life Coach Directory.

Jewellery Business Centre, 95 Spencer Street, Hockley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 6DA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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