Over the last 16 years I have worked in a variety of mental health settings including forensic, addictions and general psychiatry (specialising in eating disorders at the Priory). As well as working in the private sector, I have worked in the NHS and within a GP setting - in both long and short term work. I have worked within a charitable setting involving many forms of psychological issues.
I work with individuals and couples.
I supervise Students and Counsellors on an individual basis and do group supervision within organizations. I also teach at Clinical Diploma Level within a BACP Accredited Organisation.
I do work for Employee Assistance Programmes for specific insurance companies.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) as well as a member of their Private Practice Sector (MBACPPP).
I am a member of the British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (MBAPPS).
I am a member of Beat (Beating Eating Disorders).
I am the Independent Advisor to Felsted School.
Throughout life we experience many different changes such as divorce, bereavement, work, relationship and family issues. Within these times we tend to 'cope', feeling family and friends provide us with enough support. However, changes, difference and upset may have caused a sense of sadness, sometimes without knowing why.
To cope with this not knowing, we may place ourselves at risk or use coping mechanisms such as food or alcohol to avoid feelings that we do not understand or perhaps feel confused about. Within the safe, confidential relationship of counselling, we can look at these different feelings and where they may come from. Over time, being open and honest can allow the individual to find their inner strengths, allowing growth, understanding and an acceptance and discovery of their own uniqueness.
Alex Keane: 07707 602167
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The Brentwood Clinic of Complementary Medicine