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About me

Hi! I'm Alex, an inclusive, warm and passionate person-centred counsellor specialising in working with children and young people (ages 10-21.)

Are you tired of hearing about long waiting lists to access support here, there and everywhere? I believe that every child and young person deserves the right to mental health support no matter what, and I am honoured to work as part of the support process.

Whatever issue you/your child is facing, please feel free to give me a call, text or email to arrange a FREE video or telephone consultation for up to 30 minutes, to see if I'm the right fit for you. 

I aim to create a non-judgemental, safe and empowering space for children and young people to explore any issues they may be facing. I enjoy building trusting therapeutic relationships with those I work with and am proud to walk alongside them on their counselling journey. 

I use a variety of counselling techniques, grounded by person-centred therapy, to support children and young people to identify and explore their emotions, as well as building resilience and problem-solving skills.

I offer sessions either over video call or telephone.

Thank you for taking the time to review my profile, please contact me if you have any questions or want to arrange your free consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), working within their ethical framework. I hold a current enhanced DBS and have full insurance to practice.

I am passionate about continually learning and growing as a therapist, regularly working on my professional development through training in order to deliver the best service I possibly can. I have completed several children/young person specific training sessions on many issues affecting them, including anxiety and depression, LGBTQ+, social media, trauma, self-esteem, SEN, eating disorders, self harm and suicide. 

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


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

My fee is £50 per session (50 minutes).

I offer a free phone or video consultation for up to 30 minutes. 

When I work

Can be flexible with booking in sessions, mainly after school and evening times available.

You can either choose to keep a permanent time slot each week or book in each session as we go. 

Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7

Type of session


Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

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