Alexandra Mync

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Analytic Psychotherapist | MBACP | BPC Accred. DIT Therapist
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

London NW3 & E1
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I’m a registered psychotherapist providing counselling and psychotherapy to adults in the areas of north west and central London. Sessions are offered face-to–face, online or by telephone.

What might you come to me for? 

I work with people grappling with a wide variety of issues and/or life events. Sometimes, it may be helpful to navigate these accompanied by a therapist.

People who seek therapy might be facing a broad range of challenges and feelings that are difficult to manage. You may be:

- feeling low, stuck or carrying with you nagging anxiety

- feeling low in confidence, lacking self-worth or purpose

- adjusting to change e.g. embarking on something new in your life, or things that are familiar to you are coming to an end

- dealing with loss or bereavement

You might find that your relationships are consistently a problem for you, whether with family, at work or romantic ones. The difficulty might be, for example, that you don’t seem to maintain relationships, or feel you always give more and get little back, or that you feel repeatedly abandoned, judged, or you have a history of being in conflict with people, etc.  

Sometimes it might be difficult to name what you feel or to put a finger on the issue you want to address. It might be about a problem that is getting in the way of you living the life you want to live, or about finding a turning point in your life.

If you would like to talk to someone professional about anything that is troubling you in the safety of a confidential and non- judgemental environment, then please contact me and we can arrange an initial consultation.

The therapy and why you may want to consider it

It may be about something which is currently troubling you and causing distress, or simply about your personal development.

Therapy, or the so -called ‘talking cure’, provides people with a safe space to talk openly about how they are really feeling and to better understand what might be causing their difficulties. By putting words to one’s experience and feelings, new understanding and meaning can emerge. Offering the triad of my experience, knowledge and being, I will listen to your felt experience and work with you on finding a way forward.

Therapy can help clients find or strengthen trust in their own experience. Seeing the client as their own expert, I aim to be responsive to your own internal resources and experiencing on any level. Our work together is likely to encompass explorations around the source of your challenges or distress. 

The therapy process is centred around a unique dialogue between the therapist and the client, which evolves over time. This process aims to facilitate wellbeing and growth. In so doing it can lead to, for example, certain clarity, strength and a sense of momentum around what steps, if any, you might choose to take next.

Training, qualifications & experience

In recent years, my work has been primarily psychodynamic. However, my original psychotherapy training has also enabled me to work in an integrative way. This means that I’m able to draw on ideas from several schools of thought/psychotherapeutic approaches in response to the different needs of each person I work with.

Over the past fifteen years, I have worked delivering individual and group psychotherapeutic treatment in the NHS, the charitable sector as well as in private practice.  My work within the charitable sector included working for organisations specialising in areas of bereavement & loss, adoption & fostering, all forms of abuse and violence, as well as with organisations providing therapeutic support to families and friends of individuals with disability and those suffering with severe and enduring mental health problems.  

Alongside my private practice, I have considerable experience of teaching, training and clinical supervision, having provided training and supervision both in the NHS and several charitable organisations such as Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. Currently, I teach on psychodynamic psychotherapy training at Highgate Counselling Centre.

I have successfully completed:

  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy training (DIT is a time-limited psychodynamic therapy), Anna Freud Centre, London
  • MSc Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, University of Roehampton, London
  • Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, University of Roehampton, London
  • A degree in Psychology and Sociology (BA Hons), University of Westminster, London
  • I'm currently undertaking further training with Anna Freud Centre to become Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) supervisor

Professional Memberships

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); a member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA); I am accredited with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) as DIT Therapist.

I am guided by and adhere to both BACP and UKCP codes of ethics and professional conduct.

Member organisations

BACP
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.

UPCA
Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA)

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£80.00 per session

Additional information

All work begins with an initial assessment. The initial consultation fee is fixed at £90. Thereafter, fees for regular therapy sessions (usually weekly) start from £80 and are calculated on a sliding scale depending on means and circumstances. We would agree a suitable fee before committing to work together.

Concessions may be available for those on a lower income, please enquire if this may apply to you.

Availability

I offer both daytime and evening appointments, as well as limited weekend  time slots.

Further information

Initial assessment 

This will last 50 minutes and give us an opportunity to meet and develop as good a picture as we can of what you’re finding difficult in your life, and how this is affecting you. Based on this, we can begin thinking about what would be most helpful for you. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you would like and to agree with your therapist about what you’re looking to gain out of the therapy.

I believe that it is important to find the right person to work with and to explore the potential fit. Although my training and qualifications are important, it comes down to whether we feel we can build on our initial meeting.

Working together

I work with people both for an agreed number of session (short- term) and on a longer- term, open- ended basis. Each session lasts 50 minutes and sessions are usually weekly. 

We would agree our usual way of meeting i.e. face to face, online or by phone, rather than switching between them.

If you have any questions about how I work, please contact me and I'll do my best to answer them. 

London, Greater London, NW3

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups

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

Alexandra Mync
Alexandra Mync