Alexandre F Gieseke
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I have a proven track record and have gained over 27years’ experience dealing with children, young people and adults with learning/behavioral difficulties, physical/emotional/sexual abuse or previous history of substance misuse, autism and trauma. These have been in several different settings, such as: schools, residential care homes, foster homes, security units, NHS hospitals, together with Local Authorities (Councils), privately clinic and throughout my jobs career – paid and as a volunteer. These decades of clinical work have been on the format of: individual, couple, group, family therapy sessions – face to face and online. I am bilingual and have been offering therapy sessions throughout these time in both languages: English and Portuguese. I have extensive knowledge about the Humanistic and Systemic approach and I am comfortable in using other modalities, as such: 12 Steps, DBT, CBT, Psychodynamic, Trauma based interventions.
I would like that you feel really welcome to give me a call or send an email where we can discuss – free of costs – about your needs/hopes and to start to establish how best I can help you with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and GBC Clinical Psychologist who uses mainly the Person Centred Approach in my practice.
I have qualified over 27 years ago in Brazil and I am currently finishing my 2nd Master Level in Glasgow. I am also a Clinical Supervisor for other Counsellors and therapists and regularly I offer training in Psychological related matters.
I am bilingual and speak fluently English and Portuguese.
I have an up-to-date enhanced disclosure certificate (DBS) and I am fully professionally insured.
I am a fellow member of Counselling Works Ltd for over 9 years and have held Therapeutic Manager and Senior posts in several different job roles. I have over 14,700 hours counselling and supervision client contact experience.
As a volunteer, I have been offering workshops about dealing with chronic illness and possible psychological effects at national seminars. I regularly attend CPD courses.
I am also a Consultant Therapist offering training and clinical psychological interventions to Councils (ie: Sandwell, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Central Bedford, Kirklees), to foster families and foster children.
- I have been interviewed and presented work on On LineEvents (www.onlinevents.co.uk) related to young people.
- Interviewed by Open University Milton Keynes on the subject “Children and bereavement” to be added as part of a module for their university students on 20th of February 2018 - (link for the interview can be available on request if in agreement with the Open University);
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£95.00 per session
Concessions offered for
- £95 Mondays to Fridays (available until evenings)
- Saturdays session can be discussed at a higher rate fee and the slots available are usually between 11am and 1pm.
When I work
High level of training and clinical experience - over 27 years.
Specialities: children, young people; couples counselling, family counselling; relationship issues, depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, amongst several other needs as per my website link posted here.
Over 14.700 hours of clinical practice.