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.
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
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 £25 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 £50 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 in Hazlemere, High Wycombe.
I currently have availability for new clients on Tuesday and Wednesday 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.