Hello, I'm Alex. My aim as a therapist is to create a trusting, honest and caring relationship that will enable you to explore difficult emotions and experiences. Over time we will be able to explore at more depth and complexity. I will not apply judgements or assumptions, but rather work with your reactions and understanding of yourself and your environment.
To do this I will pay close attention to what you are experiencing in the moment as I know that this is important to help you to connect the dots. You will be at the centre of your therapy sessions.
My aim will always be to enable you to bring about the change that you desire. To alleviate any symptoms of anxiety or distress, I will do this in a way that is most closely suited to your natural needs, rather than from any outside perspective.
I will put you at the centre of your therapy sessions.
I work with adults using a person-centred approach to psychotherapy. To me, this means that all people react to any distress they may be experiencing in a way that's unique to them. I have always been fascinated by the individual psychology of people and decided to put this into practice after experiencing my own difficulties, which led me to retrain as a psychotherapist.
Training and Experience
MA in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Nottingham. During my MA, I was particularly interested in male suicide rates and the effect of masculinity on men's help seeking behaviour and carried out research in this area.
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Therapist at The Human Flourishing Project, Nottingham. This has given me extensive experience working with clients struggling with a range of experiences including bereavement, suicidal ideation, domestic and sexual abuse, mental health diagnoses, depression and anxiety.
Training with Harmless/The Tomorrow Project in Nottingham on suicidal ideation and suicide bereavement.
Training in solution focused therapy.
Continuing, regular training as part of my continuing professional development.