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About me

Are you feeling overwhelmed with feelings of depression and anxiety, and unable to cope? 

Are you seeking clarity in order to take back control of your life?

I’m an experienced, warm and down-to-earth therapist who offers a place for you to talk in confidence about the issues or problems that might be affecting you. Whatever difficulties you are experiencing, I can give you the support and tools you need to move forward to positive change.

 I work in an integrated way which allows me to use a mixture of therapeutic tools and approaches. These include; person centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic therapy. This means I can tailor how we work together to suit you as an individual and your needs. I put the therapeutic relationship at the heart of the counselling process and you will feel safe and supported in our sessions.

 I have many years of professional experience, working with both adults and young people with a diverse range of issues, helping them to process and overcome their difficulties. This includes providing therapy for women in the criminal justice system. I also have extensive training in PTSD and flashbacks.

Through counselling, many people experience changes in perspective, more satisfying relationships, increased fulfilment and deeper self-awareness. I have been privileged to share these life-changing moments with individuals through their counselling journey. 

I offer a genuine and empathic relationship where you can talk openly about your thoughts and feelings without judgement. Thank you for looking at my profile. I know that reaching out for help is a big step and that searching for a counsellor can be a challenge. If you think I can help please contact me for a free initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

 I have worked in variety of different settings and with many different adults and young people.

Trauma therapist -working for the ministry of justice providing therapy for women coming through the criminal justice system and working with issues such as Trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, childhood abuse, sexual abuse, mental health issues , anxiety, depression, gangs and county lines.

Schools/colleges-providing therapy for young people who were at risk of being sexually exploited, anxiety, depression, low confidence, I have looked after children and young carers, and also providing group work for LGBT young people, drugs and alcohol work and mental health.

Community settings and charities – providing therapy in women’s centres and youth clubs, also within larger organisations such as Addaction and Action for Children, where I worked with both adults and young people.

  • Level 5 Diploma in integrative counselling (2012)
  • Certificate in counselling level 2 and 3 (2011)
  • Working with complex Trauma and PTSD certificate (2021)
  • Working with Flashbacks and Dissociation certificate (2021)
  • Working with trauma memories (2021)
  • CBT training (2020)
  • Interventions for Self-harm (2020)
  • County lines training (2021)
  • Working with suicide (2020)
  • Working with gangs and gang violence (2021)
  • Shelter -homelessness training (2021)
  • Autism and Asperger training (2020)
  • Serious and organized crime training (2021)
  • Child exploitation training (2019)
  • Safeguarding adults (2019)
  • Safeguarding children (2018)

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Adults £40

Young people (11+) £40

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Alexandra Leach

Alexandra Leach