Stephanie Alexander. BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy. Registered MBACP.
Are you feeling sad, angry, confused, overwhelmed, anxious or just not as happy as you would like you feel? Then I CAN help you to understand your feelings and to gain clarity so you can move forward in your life. I am pleased to offer both Covid-secure 'in person' therapy or alternatively, online/ telephone support to clients during this time.
My name is Stephanie and I am a Person-Centred Experiential Counsellor and Psychotherapist, awarded a First Class Honours Degree in this area. I am experienced in working with a diverse range of issues and difficulties; providing emotional support to both adults and young people. I have experience of counselling many individuals in third sector organisations, charities, schools, colleges and GP practices. Feedback from my clients has endorsed my ability and competence in supporting others with their mental health.
I have a relaxing therapy room at home from which I work. This is based near both the M58 and M6 motorways in a peaceful, private, welcoming, safe environment with free ample parking.
I always work professionally and authentically. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere fully to their Ethical Guidelines and Framework. I also have full, professional indemnity insurance and enhanced DBS clearance.
Working in a Person-Centred way is "non-directive" which means that you are in control of what you wish to explore and the process as a whole. I have a strong faith, supported by research and personal experience, that Person-Centred Therapy is effective in bringing about real change and personal growth within people. I feel passionately that everyone has the potential, with this support, to live their better life.
During our sessions, I provide a safe, relaxed, confidential space to explore your emotions, concerns, past or current experiences. I will support you in developing the confidence to make your own way forward in the direction you choose.
I respect each individual and what they bring to the sessions and realise that opening up to a stranger can be daunting. I feel in this respect; a key strength of my practice is my natural ability of allowing people to feel at ease in our space. Above all, I believe our therapeutic relationship is the key to growth, supported by my skills, experience and qualifications.
I encourage you to work at your own pace, whether you require short or long-term therapy, and assure you that will receive my full warm, nurturing presence during each and every session.
Receiving professional support during difficult times allows us to show kindness to ourselves. We may discover things that have remained out of our awareness that can change how we think and feel now, and in the future. We don’t have to let the past dictate the future.
Please see my website at the bottom of this page for further information.
If you feel ready to take that first step, I really hope to meet you soon!
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (First Class Honours)
- Pre-trail therapy
- Working with Survivors of Rape and Sexual Violence
- Child Neglect
- Attachment and Resilience in Children and Young People
- Safeguarding Adults, Children and Young People
- PREVENT Strategy
- Creative and Therapeutic Play
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills)
- Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
- Advanced Level Psychology
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- I also have extensive professional experience in working with self harm and suicidal thoughts/ideation.
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
I offer a free initial telephone consultation for you to decide if you feel comfortable working together; or alternatively you can start therapy immediately with a full 1 hour session. Please inform me at the time of booking which you would prefer.
My appointments are:
10am to 7pm (Thursday – Friday)
All 1 hour sessions are £40
Face to Face therapy is temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Concessions offered for
Please feel free to contact in any of the following ways:
Mobile: 07368 674604 (call or text) - Please leave me a voicemail if I am unable to answer.
Or the 'Contact Form' on my Website (details at the bottom of this page).
I aim to respond to all enquiries as soon as possible during opening hours. If you contact me outside of these hours then I will contact you the following working day.