Alexandra Watson Dip. Therapeutic Counselling (PCA)
I am a qualified practitioner specialising in person centred counselling.
The theory of my practice is that I am not the expert on your life, as such I will not dictate to you, judge you, make assumptions about you or pry for details you may not be ready to share straight away. I believe that counselling is a truly collaborative process built on the trust experienced between counsellor and client. It is a very personal journey of self discovery and it is my aim to travel with you on that journey, to share the emotional distress you are experiencing and empower you to identify your own internal strength and wisdom that will let you understand, accept and move forward from your distress.
I can offer you a safe and confidential space where you can experience being truly heard, understood and unconditionally accepted. Together, we can address the issues that are troubling you and that can involve exploring as much or as little of your life as you feel comfortable with. I can help you to understand how your individual life experiences have contributed to who you are today, how you feel about yourself, the difficulties you may be facing, how they came to being, how they are impacting your life or behaviour and how you would like to make things different.
Our ultimate goal is for you to be able to move forward and make conscious decisions that bring about positive change in your life and allow you to feel more content in your world.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently work privately with young people and adults offering open ended and short term therapy. I also work in a counselling agency which specialises in working with young people from the ages of 11- 25 and I have worked as a school counsellor in a local secondary school.
Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Skills
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Concept
Specialist training courses completed in:
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Loss and Bereavement
Young people and how they cope with Loss
Memberships of Professional Bodies:
I am an individual member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am bound by and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I hold full Professional Liability Insurance and a clear enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
All counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and fees are payable on the day by way of cash or cheque.
The initial session is charged at £20 which is half of the standard fee, I offer this because I believe that the first session should be your opportunity to experience me as a counsellor and for us to identify your needs and agree if we are able to work together on your counselling journey.
All subsequent sessions are charged at a fee of £40 per session.
I am willing to consider concessions which could be discussed on an individual basis.
Availability and Location:
Counselling takes place in secure premises with free parking on Hatches Lane, Great Missenden.
I currently have availability for new clients on Friday daytime and Thursday evenings. My aim is always to be flexible when making appointments so as to try and insure you can choose the most suitable time for you.
You may want to know more about the counselling style I offer or the practicality of counselling for you, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may and be assured there will be no obligation to make an appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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