Alix Hearn

London W1G & Hatfield AL9
07979 096123 07979 096123 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am an experienced and fully accredited Integrative Psychotherapist working in private practice with children, adolescents, parents and adults.

I have specialist experience in working with children, young people and families, particularly those who are survivors of abuse and/or have experienced trauma. I also have extensive experience of working with parents on parenting issues, those who are in the process of separating or divorcing or those seeking support for their child who may be struggling with mental health difficulties.

As an integrative psychotherapist I draw upon a wide range of theories and styles to fit each individual client. At the heart of my work is the client-therapist relationship as I believe this is crucial to the therapeutic process and to the effectiveness of our work. I believe we all have the ability to heal and develop and my role as therapist is to support and facilitate the individual's capacity for self-healing. I bring warmth, empathy, creativity and challenge to my work.

Previous to working privately I managed a therapy service in a primary school, worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a tier 2 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and have worked closely with Social Care on family assessments for children who are in foster care or are in the process of being adopted. I also run therapeutic parenting groups for parents of young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties such as chronic anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and depression.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters in Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling, Terapia / Middlesex University
  • Diploma in Child, Adolescent, Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision, Terapia/Middlesex University
  • Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The UKCP is the UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. I am registered on the UKCP specialist register for psychotherapists qualified to work with children and young people.

Read more here: http://www.ukcp.org.uk/

I have experience of working with adults, couples, children, young people and groups.

I also supervise child counsellors and psychotherapists and teach trainee counsellors and therapists at a child & adolescent therapy training course.

I have experience of working alongside Social Services and have been an expert witness in family court.

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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosexual therapy

Fees

Individuals: £90 - £120 (50 minutes)
Parent sessions: £120 (90 minutes)

Further information

  • I work with children, young people and parents
  • I am happy to work with psychotherapists in training

Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL9

17 Cavendish Square
London
W1G 0PH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Tuesday daytimes Thursdays

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Families
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

I am a qualified and accredited Clinical Supervisor for those working with children, adolescents and adults.

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Alix Hearn

Alix Hearn