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.
The first step is reaching out and making contact with me in whatever way feels comfortable to you.
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 my own private therapy room at home from which I see clients. This is based near both the M58 and M6 motorways in a peaceful, welcoming environment with wheelchair access and private off-road 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.
If you feel ready to take that first step, I hope that you will get in touch.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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I offer a free initial face-to-face meeting (20 minutes) or 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 daytime appointments are:
10am to 3pm (Monday – Friday).
(Please note that evening appointments are currently fully booked however a waiting list is in operation if you wish to add your name to this and I will contact you as soon as I have availability)
Sessions are priced as follows:
Individuals: £40 per 1 hour session
Organisations and EAP: £45 per 1 hour session
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.
I aim to respond to all enquiries as soon as possible during the hours of 9am to 7pm. If you contact me outside of these hours then I will contact you the following working day.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I aim to offer an initial appointment within a few days.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|