Hi there, my name is Alexis McGlone and I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. Have a look at my profile and please contact me for further information or visit my website. I would love to hear from you and find out what you need help with.
It can be difficult for us to manage our own issues and we may start to compensate by relying on unhealthy choices, drink or drugs to help us keep going. We may struggle to function at work or when studying and family and friends can begin to seem a burden rather than a joy.
Getting help from a trained counsellor or therapist may seem frightening or embarrassing when we are not at our best but it can help us to be less reliant on these coping mechanisms and give us the support we need to enjoy life again and function in a healthy way where we can feel strong and ready to face life’s challenges, Feel free to email me for a written exchange or to get in contact by telephone for an informal chat. It can be difficult to choose a therapist and it is worth making contact to see if you can work with me. Therapists are all different and having a basic connection is vital for the therapy to work.
As well as talking therapies I use the Arts, and enable creative processes and interacting with art materials to explore our inner worlds. Making art with a trained professional can be amazingly positive and a great way to find out more about our healing and creative potential.
I am an accomplished martial artist and often use meditation, tai chi and body work with clients so that all the thinking we do is balanced with focus on our bodies. I also work with the mindfulness techniques that enables us to stay present and calm.
With some clients I make use of my Forest School training with therapeutic walks and horticultural therapy to inspire the individual and work with the healing rhythms of nature. I worked as a teacher and therapist on a daily basis for many years working with plants, animals and nature. This can be both calming and exciting as we work with the wild in our inner and outer worlds. This can take on a fun aspect for example making willow baskets with children, get us fit and out in the open which works for clients who do not like being in a closed space and like walking therapy, or connect us with a spiritual side of nature for those who find peace and relief from nature.
Training, qualifications & experience
|Qualifications and Training
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
My fees are as follows:
£50 per hour, sixty for couples work and have some low cost therapy sessions available for those in receipt of means tested benefits. I run father’s groups which give dads a space to discuss the joys and challenges of parenthood and its effects on their lives as a whole. This is a valuable space to get support and express thoughts and feelings that can otherwise turn to anger, resentment, disengagement or frustration. These sessions are £15 per hour and half.
Former Clients testimonials
I found Alexis and his website on a page that Young minds Sussex had recommended. I had at that time rang young minds as our son was in crisis and needed urgent help. He was miserable, and his sister had caught him trying to throw himself out of his 2nd storey bedroom window. Our son was struggling with a lot of normal social situations, was being bullied at school, and he was miserable every minute of every day. Not only was he in crisis, so was the entire family.
We approached Alexis to not only ask for our help with this, but to help us prepare our son as we had decided to re-emigrate back to Australia, and with the transition period post the move.
Over the 10 months that our son saw Alexis, he helped us navigate helping our son, whilst giving him the room and space he needed to improve and grow. Alexis was also pivotal in helping provide information so that we could have our son assessed by a paediatric consultant where they were able to diagnose the root of our son's problems.
The end result is after all the help over the last 10 months; our son is able to recognise when he is becoming stressed and is now able to intervene himself. This has given him confidence and independence. He is now happy, he has made some nice friends, and no longer struggles so much in social situations. Things like school holidays are no longer incredibly stressful and he looks forward to going to school.
Our son has always looked forward to his sessions with Alexis and has said from the very start that Alexis was able to present the information in a way that he could understand. Alexis was able to effectively continue doing this over skype which would have been extremely challenging to continue making the sessions not only understandable but relate-able.
Alexis has also been pivotal in helping both my husband and I understand what has been happening with our son. As a result he has been able to give us practical, and very useful strategies and tools in helping us deal with our son's struggles. This has had a very positive impact on not only our relationships with our son, but the family as well.
Before we had met Alexis we had completed several parenting courses, been seen by CAHMs and had worked exhaustively with our sons school, to no avail.
I think we, my husband, son and I wish that we could indefinitely see Alexis, but fortunately for us we Alexis has helped us get very firmly back on the road of having a happy healthy boy, and our time must end. We are sad but ever so grateful that we had the good luck to have found such an accomplished, professional, kind and caring counsellor. We can't reccommend Alexis highly enough.
Tania and Ryan Baird.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Finding a time slot can be challenging with education, work or family life. Just get in touch and we can work around your commitments either early morning or in the evening after five.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I currently run reflective practice groups, individual and group supervision for staff at SEMH schools and also work with Mental Health First Aid tutors to deliver their course. I am looking to qualify in a supervision course and would like to work with therapists and counsellors to develop my knowledge and experience. I have over twelve years of post qualification experience with complex cases. .View supervision profile