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About me

Due to COVID 19, I am working via Zoom or with your chosen platform. I hope to see clients face to face again in June 2021


As a therapist working in my community for 22 years, I offer a seasoned and warm approach to the work we do together. I commit to long-term and short-term relationships with clients struggling with all sorts of issues from childhood trauma to medical anxiety. I help clients to focus on managing difficult feelings, anxiety and panic, processing loss, and working toward a peaceful mind.

As a person who has had Covid, I help with people who live with Long Covid to help them manage the mental, physical and emotional impact. I also have a special interest in women's issues, eating disorders and ageing & menopause

I work in a relational style. Simply put we can explore the impact of early and current relationships on your sense of self and wellbeing. The interaction between therapist and client begins to highlight, clarify, and heal negative patterns.

I have experience in negotiating and discovering ways of living well with Autism, working with carers. I have helped adult children and families of violent/sexual offenders.

What to expect?

A session lasts 50 minutes, once a week. Sometimes it is useful to have two sessions a week in times of crisis, or going deeper into complex and difficult work. Our contract can be long-term and open-ended or short term.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I attended the University of Texas at San Marcos in 1991 and studied Sociology and Anthropology.

In 2000 I achieved a  Level 5 Post Graduate Diploma in counselling and then went on to achieve a Master Practitioners Diploma at the National Centre for Eating Disorders. I trained at the Metanoia Institute for 4 years.

I co-founded the charity Foundations and was a founder member of the Eating Problems Service.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Individual Therapy 60 GPB and am willing to negotiate for low wage earners.

Please ring to discuss sliding scale availability for Key Workers and NHS.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

Tuesday to Friday, with the exception of planned holidays. I am an 8-minute drive from Market Harborough.

Further information

I do not ask clients to stop self-harming (vomiting, cutting, binging) whilst they are in treatment with me.

I do not weigh or measure clients.


Kelmarsh
Leicestershire
LE16

Kelmarsh
Northamptonshire
NN6

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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
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Amy Alexander MBACP

Amy Alexander MBACP