Alexia Severis BA (Counselling), BA hons. (Psycology), MA hons, MBACP
I am a psychotherapist, counsellor and clinical supervisor. I have degrees in both psychology and counselling and a certificate in clinical supervision.
I work with an open heart and mind to meet the needs of each individual.
HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP: Counselling provides a safe contained place once a week to bring your challenges, difficulties, pain & desires for change. You will gain a greater understanding of your self, your relationships, your life & your behaviour patterns. You can discover how to put boundaries in place that will assist you in building what you want in your life. You can gain tool kit to cope with challenges, difficulties & moving forward. The process of counselling is an incremental unfolding of you developing into your best self regardless of your current situation, difficulty, pain or loss. You will experience not only being listened to but being deeply heard & have a witness to your journey of development & change. The work can be short term (a few sessions) or long term (a few years) depending on what you bring and how deeply you choose to work. Please email me with any queries you might have.
A BIT ABOUT ME: I have 18 years of clinical counselling experience equalling just over 15500 clinical hours. I work with youth and adults with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, sleep issues, bereavement and loss. With specialisms in working with youth including behaviour issues, adjustment, mood & personality disorders, as well as working with families, parents and teachers, pregnant women and new mothers. Part of this is working with post-natal depression and birth trauma.
1/2 HOUR FREE OPTIONAL EXPLORATORY CONVERSTATION: During this time I will ask you why you are now seeking counselling & discuss what work you want to do with me.You will have the opportunity to ask me questions about me & my practice as well as practical questions about the counselling your want to undertake. Some people come with a generalised sense of dissatisfaction and other with more clear and specific issues. Either way I will explain how we can start working and what to expect.
A BIT MORE ABOUT ME: Aside my private practice I currently work as a clinical Supervisor at Kooth Cornwall. Over my career I have worked for charities, government organisations and private organisations as a counsellor and as a clinical supervisor, clinical team leader and area manager for clinical services.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR FIRST COUNSELLING SESSION: If this is your first time in therapy the first session can feel a bit odd, as it is a new & unique situation. I will do various things that will serve to put you at ease. I will discuss practicalities like the length of the session, the amount of sessions that we may need, when & how counselling is brought to a close. I will also discuss confidentiality and record keeping. I will encourage you to be vocal if is there is something you would prefer to do differently, or something that you want but are not getting or if you are upset or confused by anything I say or do so that I can explain further and we can work through it. By the end of the first session you will be clear on exactly how counselling works, how we are going to proceed with what you are bringing and you may also have one tool to take away with you and work with until your next appointment.
SERVICES TO SCHOOLS & EDUCATION INSTIUTIONS: I can be booked to do school inset days for teachers and other staff on various topics ranging from "emotional and mental self-care", "how To recognise an emotional or mental issue in a student and how to refer and to what service" to "the emotional anatomy of an SEN (special educational needs) student" and many others. I am open to topic requests from schools, colleges, other educational institutions & businesses. I can tailor inset days or workshops to any size group and to whatever time frame is required.
TRAUMA WORK & CRITICAL INSIDENT DEBRIEFING: I am a trained and experience critical incident debriefer and welcome approach by organisations who need this service.
HOW TO GET IN CONACT: Please text me 07923583660 or email me at email@example.com with any queries. My website is currently in the process of being updated hummingbirdcounselling.wordpress.com/
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA hons. Webster University, Geneva.
- BA hons. Psychology, Webster University, Geneva
- BA Counselling Metanoia Institute, London (Middlesex University)
- Certificate in clinical supervision IPCL, Essex
- Certificate in group counselling Oxford University at Warneford Hospital
- Certificate in training Oxford University further Education
- Certificate in advance solution focused brief therapeutic interventions
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Youth Counselling aged 11 to 18
Post Natal Trauma
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
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£50 per 50 mins counselling session over Skype, telephone or in my consulting room. (usually weekly)
£60 per hour clinical supervision session over Skype, telephone or at my office. (usually Monthly)
£85 per hour and a half coaching session over Skype, telephone or in my consulting room. (usually monthly)
(For Counselling I operate a sliding scale down to as low as 50% of the session price if the person struggles to meet the full cost. This is negotiated in advance and offered according to need on an individual basis.)
Price on request for:
Family counselling session, couples counselling, group counselling session facilitation, critical incident debriefing, inset days or other training.
Payment for all services is paid in by bank transfer and due on the date that the session takes place.
A session cancelled 6 or more days before the booked appointment has no fee.
A session 5 days to 72 hours before the booked appointment requires a payment of 50% of the session fee.
A session cancelled 48 hours or less before the booked session incurs the full fee.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My working hours are from 8.30am to 8.30pm Monday to Friday inclusive. Please call, text or email to discuss appointment slot availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
My supervisees come from a variety of modalities, as an eclectic clinican I offer Clinical Supervision to humanistic and psychodynamic counsellors.