Alex Pledger

Alex Pledger


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07779004292

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Therapist - Online

Online B13
07779004292
Sessions from £75.00

Features

Availability

I work Monday - Thursday with daytime and evening appointments available online. There may be a delay for later appointments due to demand for those times. 

About me and my therapy practice

It's ok if you've been struggling lately, if things in your life haven't been going how you want. But you don't have to accept that as the way it is. If you are here looking for help, I have worked with clients feeling just like you are now on a whole range of issues:

overthinking and anxiety * depression and low mood * poor self-esteem * feeling tired, de-motivated and lacking a sense of wellbeing * struggling to communicate in relationships * patterns of behaviour you can't seem to change * troubled by events from the past * stuck in negative thinking, fear and procrastination * lacking self-care habits or work/life balance

My name is Alex Pledger and I’m a counsellor and coach. I've been working with clients for over 15 years to help create positive, lasting changes in their lives.

I practice in an integrative way which means I combine various approaches to get the best fit for the problems you are bringing. I draw on cognitive behavioural and solution focused therapy techniques, combined with ways to help you understand your past and what impact it might still be having on you today. My style is down-to-earth, kind but focused. Our sessions are a two-way dialogue about the things that really matter to you.

Here's what one of my clients said about working with me: "Alex has a steady, calming manner and makes you feel at ease. I found it amazing when she would summarise what I said. I wanted to shout "yes, that's it, you've got it!" To find someone who could make sense of the mess in my head was such a relief. She has an ability to interpret what you are saying with such accuracy, sensitivity and gentleness. Following my sessions with Alex, I feel like a different person." (testimonial by C.S)

Practice description

Sessions are 50 minutes, normally on a weekly basis and at the same time each week. 

All sessions are available nationally via Skype or Zoom.

My first session

Our first session will be a 90 minute assessment session where we explore your current situation, find out where the problems are and work out what you would like to be different. 

We will start to look for any patterns, behaviours, thoughts and beliefs that may be holding you back. Where have they come from? How long have they been around? What have you already tried doing to change them?

We will also look at your resources, your support strategies and network, your strengths and what has helped you cope so far.

You will start to gain insights into your situation and we will see whether we are a good fit to work together, if you like my style and think that I am the right person to help.

If we decide we can't work together then I will sign-post you to other services or resources. If you would like to go forward with sessions, we will agree the practicalities of our working contract and book our next session

90 minutes £120


What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Online

Online B13
07779004292
Sessions from £60.00

Features

Availability

I work online on Zoom and Skype from Monday - Thursday.

About me and my therapy practice

Good supervision is at the heart of keeping us safe and sane as therapists. It is where you balance the needs of your clients with your own well-being as a practitioner and the demands of your practice.

I am an integrative therapist with core models of person-centred, CBT & psychodynamic. I’m also familiar with brief therapy, solution-focused and existential ways of working and also work as a therapeutic coach.

As your supervisor I aim to:

help you understand your clients, the issues they are presenting and effective ways you could help * relate your practice to theory, signpost to research & resources and encourage you to keep learning * find your way through the accreditation process, or make decisions about further training & CPD * stay true to the values, principles and moral qualities that motivated you to become a therapist * support you in looking after yourself with compassionate self-care & a healthy work-life balance

I work with qualified counsellors, from newly practising through to more experienced and accredited.

My focus area is helping therapists who are new or experienced in private practice. In addition to clinical supervision, I offer a mentoring service to therapists new to private practice and run the West Midlands BACP Private Practice Networking Group which brings local therapists together to support and learn from each other. 

If you would like to find out more or set up an initial appointment please get in contact.

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling