Amy Alexander MBACP
****Please note I do not work weekends/evenings****
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 work with 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 also offer couples and family therapy.
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.
Although the focus of my practice has broadened over the years, eating disorders and childhood trauma are my special interests. I treat a broad spectrum of eating problems. I also have experience in negotiating and discovering ways of living well with Aspergers Syndrome. I have also worked with children and families of violent/sexual offenders.
- I also help people who live with PTSD, chronic pain, and personality issues. I work with complex issues, such as dissociative disorders and abuse.
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 work with all sorts of difference 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Individual Therapy 60 GPB
Couples 75 GPB
Please ring to discuss sliding scale availability.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Tuesday to Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM. I don not work evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|