Scott Alexander

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Bereavement & Loss Counsellor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Maidstone ME14 & Sevenoaks TN13
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I am a BACP registered Counsellor.  I have a private practice in Maidstone and in Sevenoaks which offers face-to-face, online and telephone counselling. 

I help clients with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family and relationship difficulties, men’s issues, bereavement, work issues, including burnout, and existential worries about purpose and meaning in life.

I also work at a local hospice providing counselling for the bereaved and for people suffering from life-limiting illnesses. 

Loss can touch us in so many ways: not only the grief at the death of a loved one, but also a deterioration in our health, the loss of a relationship or a marriage, or a job, or a way of living. Perhaps it's the loss of a future that is no longer possible? 

When we lose something precious it is easy to feel that no one else gets it, no one else understands what we are going through. That’s when it can help to have someone listen to us and understand us, without judgement.

Counselling provides a private and confidential space for support and for identifying and exploring difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Counselling can also be a journey of great discovery as we find new ways to approach our lives: “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so” (Hamlet)

My Way of Working

I am an integrative Counsellor which means I make use of different theories to support clients. These all have something to offer, but the most important aspect of counselling is the rapport between client and Counsellor. That’s why it is important to make sure you feel happy with your choice of Counsellor before continuing.

I offer individual counselling to adults of all ages, in both short and long term therapy. In our sessions, you will have the space and time to try and make sense of yourself and your relationships. Our sessions will be confidential and non-judgmental.

Initial consultation

I offer a free of charge initial consultation (online or by telephone), lasting up to 30 minutes to discuss what you may need and what I can offer.

Ongoing sessions

After the initial consultation, if we agree to work together, ongoing sessions are for 50 minutes and cost £50. I offer a range of counselling options including, in person in my counselling rooms in Maidstone and in Sevenoaks, or via Zoom or telephone. Where necessary, it can be a combination of these ways of working, whatever is most convenient for you. The duration of therapy is mutually decided and can be short or long term.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Currently working as a Counsellor for hospices in Kent
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Law Society Final Examination
  • BA (Hons) History

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1HH

16 Wealden Place, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3QQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Scott Alexander
Scott Alexander