My name is Alexandra Peet. I work with individuals who seek support in their anxiety, isolation, loneliness, depression, self-esteem, loss and grief. I also work with relationship issues such as difficulties in relationships, abuse, work-related stress, family and parenting challenges.
How I Work
When choosing a therapist to work with it's important that you can trust them and feel safe. I am a qualified psychodynamic therapist which means that I work with my clients to explore their past experiences to identify unhelpful patterns that they repeat. Once we are aware of these patterns we can then change our behaviours and move forward in a more positive way.
This has been backed up by neuroscience proving that we can make new neural pathways at any time of our life. Once we have worked out the patterns that hold us back we really can retrain our brain so that we can behave more healthily in the future.
My aim with each client is to work together to find ways for you to improve how you feel by becoming more confident and in control of your life.
What To Expect
You may have come for therapy because you have a specific concern you want to address or you may have less clarity about why you are not feeling yourself. You can decide whether you want to work for a few sessions on a particular issue or on a longer-term basis at a deeper level.
The next step is to book an initial consultation of 50 minutes. This will give you the opportunity to tell me why you are seeking counselling at the moment and for me to tell you how I work. It will also give us the chance to see what it will be like to work together.
If we decide to continue working together we will then decide a regular day and time every week for 50 minutes. This is important so that we can build a relationship of trust and commitment to the work.
The Next Step
Call me on 07964 220879 or email me at email@example.com to book your initial consultation.
Visit my website to find out more about me and the way I work: www.alexandrapeet.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is the largest body of professional therapists in the UK. I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Westminster Pastoral Foundation which is accredited by the BACP.
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Brief Psychodynamic Therapy
- Attachment Styles in Psychotherapy
- Working with Survivors of Childhood Abuse
- Self harm
- Working with adolescents and young adults 18-25s
- BEd Hons
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation of 50 minutes £50
Ongoing weekly 50 minute sessions £50
After the introductory session we can decide if counselling will be helpful for you and if so whether you would rather work short or long term.
Visit my website for more details: www.alexandrapeet.com
I work within the framework of the BACP's guidelines for ethical practice and GDPR guidelines for confidentiality and treat all client information in the strictest of confidence.
My private practice is usually based at 2 venues:
1) I work mainly from my home consulting room in Southbourne BH6. There is parking in the road and on the cliff.
2) The Coastal Practice, Hengistbury Head which has plenty of parking on the road outside.
However, I am currently working remotely from my home consulting room in Southbourne.
I enjoy regularly updating my knowledge and skills with courses and my own reading and research. I am interested in the relationship between the mind and the body and the way they both work together to give us information about ourselves.