Counsellor/Psychotherapist in Twickenham/Hounslow and Teddington
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My name is Alex and I have been a practicing Psychotherapist/Counsellor in Twickenham/Hounslow and Teddington for the past 22 years. I am committed to providing Psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I practice face to face, or using Zoom or Skype. I have completed the vaccination program for Covid 19 and use social distancing when working face to face.
I am a Registered Accredited Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P.) and The United Kingdom Register of Counsellors (U.K.R.C.) based in Twickenham/Hounslow. I am also a Registered Counsellor with the International Association for Trauma Therapy (IARTT) and with the Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability.
I work with Individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I also provide Clinical Supervision to Trainee Counsellors.
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, bereaved and in need of working with a professional Counsellor/Psychotherapist who works with the upmost integrity, placing you and your emotional and psychological well being at the centre of the healing process, please contact me.
I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation so that you can meet me and see how I can help you. This 30 minute meeting is very helpful as you are able to decide whether you feel comfortable with me as your Counsellor. The meeting is held on-line or by telephone at a convenient time for you.
I am one of few Counsellors/Psychotherapists who provide Counselling and Psychotherapy for People who have Autism and People who have Intellectual Disabilities and their Carers/Family Members.
Projects: Bereavement and Loss Counselling in Teddington, Twickenham/Hounslow
People with Intellectual Disability have difficulty accessing mainstream services. I am highly skilled in using a number of creative communication tools as well as "talking therapy" in my work. I provide 1:1 Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as Group Therapy. I also provide Consultation to Carers as it is often necessary to explain the changes that may need to take place for Therapy to be effective. This is particularly the case when People with Intellectual Disability are dependant on their care from other people. Sometimes, Carers also need their own emotional support because caring for another person can be stressful and emotionally draining and I am aware of the challenges many Carers feel while wanting to provide the best care possible.
I can sometimes offer a free service if funding is available from charitable sources. Please e-mail me for information on this service.
I have my own Independent Counselling and Psychotherapy Practise in Twickenham/Hounslow and am commissioned to work for Employment Assistance Programmes (E.A.P.) particularly in relation to trauma counselling. I also work for television companies who provide psychological aftercare for their viewers participating in shows which are televised to the public.
I have been a practising Counselling Clinical Supervisor for 10 years supervising Trainee Counsellors and Trainee and Assistant Psychologists providing one to one Counselling. My work is clinically bound by the principles within the ethical framework of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P.). I can offer reduced rates for students. Please contact me if you feel I may the right Supervisor for you.
Counsellor/Psychotherapist inTwickenham/Hounslow and Teddington; helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :
Panic Attacks and PTSD
Anxiety and Trauma
Work related Issues
Mental Health Issues
My main Counselling and Psychotherapy practise is in Whitton which borders Twickenham/Hounslow. I also have a practise in Teddington. Please contact me in order to make an initial appointment.
Recommendations from Professionals
“Alex is a genuine, thoughtful and highly skilled and experienced Counsellor. She holds immense compassion and energy for supporting and enriching the lives of her clients, including people affected by neurodevelopmental conditions, As a colleague, she in warm, approachable and always open to multidisciplinary team working and her thoughtful, client-centred reflections were always very helpful to developing our understanding of the clients we worked with together. I can highly recommend Alex as both a Counsellor and a Colleague”. Dr Joanne Coombs, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.
“I worked alongside Alex as a Counsellor for 13 years. During that time, she provided therapy for individuals and groups, as well as offering training, supervision and consultancy. Alex has an exceptionally kind, calm and non-judgemental manner, enabling everyone who she works with to feel safe enough to explore their difficult feelings and memories. She has worked with a wide range of diverse people and can adapt her knowledge, skills and experience to provide therapy that is of maximum benefit to each individual. The training, consultancy and supervision she provides is both informative and significant, carefully encouraging more self awareness and reflective practice in others”. Justine Gibson, retired Registered Counsellor.
“Alex is a caring compassionate individual who feels very strongly that People with Learning Disabilities do not get the support that is needed and she does something about it. I would have complete trust in Alex's competence, commitment and integrity”. Helen Organ, Lawyer.
"I have known and worked with Alex for over 10 years and can recommend her wholeheartedly as a counsellor and as a gifted mental health professional" Richard Curen, Consultant Forensic Psychotherapist.
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