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Alex Neumann (PGDip Gestalt Psychotherapy, BSc Psychology, UKCP Accredited)

Central London W1B & London EC2M
07707 929048 07707 929048 Registered / Accredited
Central London W1B & London EC2M

About me

Hello, I am Alex, a fully qualified Gestalt Psychotherapist and Coach, with over 8 years of experience in private practice. I offer a creative, authentic and personable approach to counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families in Central and East London, or online via Zoom.

Challenging life transitions, difficulties in work, love or family relationship issues, anxiety, panic attacks or depression - these are some of the experiences people have come to me with and found our work helpful.

Whether it is personal growth or a specific difficulty you want to work on, we can explore the options and arrangement that will work for you in our initial consultation.

About this process

It is a big step to start counselling or therapy - often it’s a difficult decision to even come to a first session. Using the support of a therapist does not mean you are ill or dysfunctional, on the contrary, it means you have a healthy sense of what you might need.

Any place is a good place to start from, and your questions, doubts or reservations are very welcome in my practice.

The next step for you:

I would like to invite you to book an exploratory session without further commitment, in which we can discuss your reasons for coming, what you are looking for and get to know each other a little. This will help both of us decide if and how we want to work together and for you to decide whether therapy in general, and with me in particular, is the right choice for you at this point in your life. If not, I am happy to guide you in other directions or send you some references.

Please contact me via email to arrange an initial consultation.

UPDATE: I have temporarily moved my practice online and will hold sessions via Zoom video calls.

About my approach and how I work

The therapy style I offer will be slightly different with each person; you will get me, responding to you, rather than a fixed school of thought or technique.

In our work we will also pay attention to what happens in the room between us as well as make links to the larger circumstances of your life including your history, when useful.

My main training background is in Gestalt psychotherapy, which is a holistic and relational approach focusing on exploring here-and-now experiences, with influences from Eastern philosophy and psychodynamic theory. The assumption being that by gaining new awareness, you will feel more able to change, act, finish what needs to be finished, accept or move on.

I offer therapy, coaching and counselling in English or German/Ich biete Therapie und Coaching auch auf Deutsch an.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training: I am a qualified Gestalt Psychotherapist (PGDip from Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University) with a BSc in Psychology and I have additional training in Systemic Constellations for Teams and Families, and in Systemic Couples Counselling.

Working with adults: I have been practising psychotherapeutic counselling for over 8 years with adults both individuals or couples/families in my private practice and for the NHS (IAPT).

Coaching: I also work with people in businesses on their leadership style, and support founders of small enterprises and lifestyle businesses

Working with children and young people: I have over 7 years experience of working with children and teenagers in various settings, among these as a play therapist with The Place To Be, in my own creative workshops and teaching, and working with parents and their children as a counsellor.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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.

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Individual sessions: £65 for 50-minute session*/usually weekly

Couple sessions: £110 for 90-minute couple session/usually fortnightly
Please contact me via email to arrange an initial consultation.

*While working online, you can book the sessions directly on my website and pay via PayPal


Further information

German: Ich biete Psychotherapie, Paartherapie und Coaching auch auf Deutsch an.

Insurance: I am recognised as a specialist provider by AXAPPP Healthcare and Vitality Health Insurance. Please make a direct inquiry with your provider to see if sessions with me could be covered under your insurance plan.

The London Practice
Soho
Regent Street
Central London
W1B 5TF

2 Victoria Avenue
London
EC2M

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages German, Deutsch

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair access only at the W1 Regent Street practice location.

Availability

I have temporarily moved my practice online (Zoom)

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I specialise in supporting newly qualified therapists or those new to private practice through the beginning stages of setting up a private practice in London.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Alex Neumann (PGDip Gestalt Psychotherapy, BSc Psychology, UKCP Accredited)

Alex Neumann (PGDip Gestalt Psychotherapy, BSc Psychology, UKCP Accredited)