Alexander Coy

Alexander Coy

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Leeds

Leeds LS18
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

My work as a BACP Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist addresses the needs of a wide diversity of people. I support adults, younger adults and children offering both short-term and long-term counselling depending on the specific needs of individuals. I provide people in need of counselling with the help and coping strategies necessary to enable constructive shifts in their situations and to facilitate positive changes in their lives. My counselling training has focused upon offering a humanistic, person-centred approach. A significant emphasis is placed on the therapeutic relationship where you, the client, can feel safe and supported to begin to talk about issues that have impacted on your life. We can safely explore experiences, memories and relationships that are of relevance to you. My training has also incorporated being able to provide short-term, solution-based coping strategies to addressing presenting issues where appropriate. I have worked at the Pathways Families in Crisis Centre providing counselling support to clients who have experienced varying degrees of domestic abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression and addictions. At The Market Place, where I am currently employed, I counsel young adults and children who are experiencing emotional distress. My approach is primarily person-centred although I also incorporate creative and solution-based therapeutic counselling methods when appropriate. I support people in crisis to successfully work through a range of challenging issues. I currently work in private practice at The Orchard Therapy Centre, Leeds. I work with a diverse range of client group in helping to facilitate therapeutic change. Having completed my Masters Degree in Fine Art, with a focus on art as a form of therapeutic gain, I welcome clients who may wish to incorporate creative materials, for example poems and drawings. I work as a MindMate Spa Clinician for the NHS and have supported students at Leeds Arts University. 

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Personal development, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Asperger syndrome, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Children, Couples, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited