Stephanie Alexander

Stephanie Alexander


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07368 674604

Contact Stephanie

Therapist - Skelmersdale

Skelmersdale WN8
07368 674604
Sessions from £35.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Person-Centred Experiential Counsellor and Psychotherapist, awarded a First Class Honours Degree in this area. Experienced in working with a diverse range of issues and difficulties; I provide 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.

I have a strong faith that Person-Centred Therapy is effective in bringing about real change and personal growth within people and feel passionately that everyone has the potential, with this support, to live their better life. 

During sessions, I provide a safe, relaxed, confidential space to explore your emotions, concerns, past or current experiences. I support you in developing the confidence to make your own way forward in the direction you choose. 

I 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 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 to meet you soon. 

Practice description

For face-to-face therapy, I have a private dedicated therapy room at home which is based near both the M58 and M6 motorways.  This is located in a peaceful, private, welcoming environment with wheelchair access and ample free parking. 

I also provide online therapy which is especially convenient for individuals who find travel difficult, who are socially isolated or who live in remote locations. Online therapy is offered as either Video, Audio or Instant Messaging (Webchat) via a dedicated platform for this purpose.

My first session

It is normal to feel nervous or apprehensive about your first session.  We are new to each other and our relationship is key to you feeling secure and safe.  Therefore it is vital that you feel I am the right therapist for you. As a result our first session can be one of the following options:

Either 

a 15 min introductory phone call (free)

or 

a 1 hour session online (£35)

**Face-to-face meetings are currently unavailable due to social distancing**

It depends on whether you would like to start therapy straight away or chat with me first to see how you feel.  You are under no obligation to continue therapy further if you do not wish to.

To start therapy straight away, I need to explain what therapy involves so you are fully informed. This will be done in advance of our first meeting.  

Just know that whatever you are feeling, from nerves to excitement, is normal and experienced by so many others who have gone on to heal and grow from their therapy.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Humanistic, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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