Alexis McGlone

Lewes BN8 & BN7
07872 959842 07872 959842 Registered / Accredited

About me

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.


Why come to a therapist?
There are all sorts of reasons that we can struggle in our lives, get stressed or unhappy.  This can happen to anyone no matter who we are. 

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.

Child Therapy

Children can have all sorts of set backs which get in the way of them having happy, thriving lives. I like to work with parent's first to have a meeting and get a sense of what is going on from the experts, that is the family themselves. I would then build a connection with the child which would allow us to work together to come to solutions for their difficulties. Very often a child's behaviour is the only way it knows to carry on. If they are given new coping strategies then they get less reliant on ones that only half work for them. Therapy can help them to find appropriate ways of behaving and offer a neutral space to communicate their troubles. Often they may struggle to do this verbally but luckily they can use play and art, which come naturally to many young people.

The Arts

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 about our healing and creative potential.

Body Work 

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 the body. I also work with mindfulness techniques that enable us to stay present and calm.

Nature Therapy

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

I am a  UKCP qualified Psychotherapist  with an MA Integrative Arts psychotherapy with children, Qualified to work with Children, young adults, adults and groups.

I am a counsellor with Dialogue which is a therapeutic service within the YMCA and work with young people with behavioural and emotional issues.

I have in the last year had trainings around DBT,  trauma, social media, LGBTU issues and men's issues.

I have worked as a psychotherapist for over ten years in private practice, primary and secondary and special needs schools and colleges with clients of all ages. I also worked as a horticultural therapist in this time using gardening and nature activities as part of the healing process.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

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.

Further information

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.

Lewes
East Sussex
BN7

Shawfield
Laughton Lodge
Laughton
Lewes
East Sussex
BN8 6BY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

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Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

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

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations

Supervision

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.  .

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Alexis McGlone

Alexis McGlone