Alexandra Allen

Alexandra Allen


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07973909526
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Therapist - Twickenham/Hounslow Border

Twickenham/Hounslow Border TW3
07973909526
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I understand that beginning therapy can be anxiety provoking for people. I am a warm, compassionate and gentle practitioner. Colleagues and clients confirm that I achieve these standards in my approach to therapy.    

 I have been working for an N.H.S. Neuro-Developmental Service for  15 years and now work privately having commenced my practise in psychotherapy and counselling in 1993. I work with individuals and offer consultancy and training in relation to developing counselling skills in the workplace. I work with organisations through their Employment Assistance Programmes (E.A.P.) as well as television companies who provide counselling in their aftercare packages.

I am one of a few practitioners who can work effectively with People who have  Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome and have been pro-active in expanding counselling services for people through my work in the NHS and privately.

Since 1993 I have also provided Psychotherapy for People who have Learning Disabilities and Autism including those who cannot use talking therapy and I am able to use a number of resources which support self expression. I work with families who require their own emotional support when caring for their disabled child. I am a full member of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability.

When a person comes to therapy, I recommend an initial Therapy Assessment in order to discuss the main issues of concern. I will then be able to recommend a direction in which to work. Assessment and Therapy sessions are usually held for 60 minutes.

 My Therapy Clinic is held in Twickenham/Hounslow border. There is free off road parking. The 281 bus stop is a 3 minute walk and Hounslow mainline station is a 5 minute walk. 

 I can offer reduced rates for students and people who receive welfare benefits.

Practice description

There will be a gentle approach in to focusing upon the issues of concern. Reflection will include earlier memories of experiences in order to gain full understanding. Treatment will include emotional healing, cognitive understanding and possibly reframing which all promote a feeling of well being. I may introduce ways of dealing with emotional self regulation via Mindfulness if considered appropriate. I also practise Havening, Lifespan Integration and Rewind if trauma work is required. 

My first session

Please e mail me initially if you would like a free 30 minute consultation to see how I may be of help to you. 

What I can help with

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

Types of therapy

Cognitive, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Whittington/Hounslow

Whittington/Hounslow TW3
07973909526
Contact Alexandra for session rate.

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a warm, compassionate and gentle practitioner. Having worked as a Specialist Counsellor within a Neurodevelopment Service for 15 years, I was able to offer Psychotherapy to people with Mental Health Health Issues, Learning Disability and Autism. I also provided Supervision for Trainee Therapists as well as training for organisations supporting People with Learning Disability and Autism. Since 2018 I have been working privately as a Counsellor /Psychotherapist and Supervisor of Integrative Counselling. 

I am experienced in providing Supervision for Counsellors who work with clients having experienced trauma. I am one of few Practitioners who understands how to work with People who have Learning Disability and Autism including those using non verbal communication.

Practice description

Having worked within an NHS Multidisciplinary Team for many years I understand the particular issues Therapists have in providing Counselling with the general public and the role of supervision in this process. I am experienced in supporting Trainee Counsellors become Accredited Registered Practitioners.

My first session

I provide  a free 30 minute  consultation meeting as this gives individuals the opportunity to see if my Supervision style feels comfortable and helpful. 

Types of therapy

Integrative, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work