Alexandra Njuguna

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BA (Hons), Prof.Dip Psy C, MNCPS (Accred)
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Reading, Berkshire, RG4
Limited availability
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am an NCPS accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and work therapeutically with both adults and children. I have experience supporting people through challenging times in their life, who are working through grief, anxiety, depression, relational issues, legacy of abuse, Trauma and addiction. My approach is integrative, meaning that I draw on a range of theories, such as Humanistic, Somatic, Psychodynamic and CBT to inform my work with clients.

In our work together, my aim is to offer a safe, non-judgemental space where you can explore difficulties you are having in your life. This may be to work through long-standing issues, or to work through a current problem or circumstance. The supportive therapeutic process can help you to strengthen and develop your own coping skills and your resources, with the aim of enabling you to reconnect to the essence of who you really are.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have varied experience, having worked with clients in the following settings:

- Alana House Women’s Community Project, counselling women with complex mental health needs

- Place2Be, counselling children 

- Shout Crisis Line, supporting people through a time of crisis

- Reading Lifeline, facilitating a support group for grieving parents

My qualifications are as follows:

AIM Awards Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

BA Hons from Loughborough University 

In addition to my qualifications, recent CPD courses:

  • Level 5 Course in Counselling Children and Young People 2022
  • Advanced Certificate in Somatic Trauma Theory and Skills 
  • Revolutionising Trauma Treatment - PESI
  • Working With Trauma Masterclass at The Gestalt Centre
  • Pre-Trial Therapy Guidelines
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Universal Safeguarding Children Online
  • Understanding Traumatic Bereavement in Children and Young People at Child Bereavement UK
  • How to Run and Manage Support Groups at The Loss Foundation
  • Psychological First Aid Training at UK Health Security Agenc
  •  Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People at University of Reading
  • Covid-19: Psychological Impact, Well-being and Mental Health at Maudsley Learning and Tavistock and Portman
  • Understanding and Managing Anxiety Disorder and ADHD at Mind Body Breakthrough
  • IDAS Domestic Abuse Basic Awareness Online Training 
  • IDAS Sexual Violence Basic Awareness Online Training 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

£60 per 50 minute session. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Reading, Berkshire, RG4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Alexandra Njuguna
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