Amy Alexander MBACP
Due to COVID 19, I am working via Zoom or with your chosen platform. I hope to see clients face to face again starting in October.
As a therapist working in my community for 21 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 anxiety. I help clients to focus on managing difficult feelings, anxiety and panic, processing loss, and working toward a peaceful mind. I also work with psychotherapists that are seeking their own psychotherapy as this can sometimes be a complex and rich area. I have a special interest in women's issues, menopause, and eating problems.
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 the pattern of relational problems.
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.
I have experience with LGBTQ and the BAME community. I have worked with religious communities, orthodox, and liberal. I work with all sorts of differences and am open to yours.
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.
I volunteer with local Forest Schools with children who live with low or no wage/income families.
I have a current DBS check and am I insured.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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
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.