Sonia Alexander MBACP
I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor and a member of the BACP. I use a range of therapeutic models, my foremost consideration being to adapt my approach to best serve you.
People come to me for a range of issues including stress, depression and relationship difficulties. Sometimes people want help because they have a feeling of hopelessness that they can’t make sense of or simply that they feel stuck.
I provide a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings, develop self awareness and identify the best way forward for you.
The therapeutic relationship can give you:
- Greater insight into your beliefs and ways of being.
- Clarity on your particular issue and strategies to deal with it.
- New ways to relate to yourself, other people and situations.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 2019-2020 School Counsellor at King Edwards VI High School, Morpeth
- 2018 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Distinction - Northern Guild, Jesmond.
- 2012 - 2017 Bereavement Visiting to those recently bereaved via Hospice Care North Northumberland
- 2012 Bereavement Training - Hospice Care North Northumberland
- 2003 PGCE Secondary Education
- 2002 BA (Hons.) Degree Philosophy
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are £40. I offer concessions for low income households.
Concessions offered for
Sessions are usually weekly for 50 minutes but there is flexibility depending on individual needs. The cost is £40 a session, this includes the initial consultation. I offer both short and long term therapy. In our first session we can discuss what you are looking for and ask any questions. We can then decide whether we wish to proceed with more sessions.
I am available on Fridays 9am-1pm at the Belford Medical Practice. I work from Alnwick on Mondays and Wednesdays at anytime. I also work remotely via phone or zoom.
I welcome you to get in touch if you have any questions. I endeavour to respond to all voicemail/email messages within 24 hours.