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Last updated: 13 Jul 2021
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
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, psychotherapist 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.
I am currently only working online only via Skype or Zoom.
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)
Areas of interest
Anxiety; health anxiety; panic; stress management; depression; low self-esteem; confidence; assertiveness; interpersonal problems in relationships; bereavement & loss; work-life balance & lifestyle management; life transitions; change management
- PG Cert in Solution Focused Therapy University of Birmingham 2007
- Diploma in Life Coaching Newcastle College 2005
- PQ Cert in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ICAP 2010
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling HE University of Birmingham 2005
- BACP Accreditation British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists 2008
- BACP Senior Accreditation British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Senior Accredited Member of British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists