• Therapy with Alex
    Therapy with Alex Taking the first steps in acknowledging that you need support doesn’t make you weak, in fact it is quite the opposite. Considering the demanding world we live in today I believe that therapy is becoming a necessity
  • Fear of the Unknown
    Fear of the Unknown Through undertaking therapy we can stretch our capacity to tolerate the moment to moment uncertainties of life. Over time you may come to embrace the ebbs and flows of life, and gain an acceptance of ‘what is’.
  • Know thyself
    Know thyself Socrates (C. 469 BC-399 BC) one of the world’s most celebrated philosophers knew the priceless value of self knowledge. In our generation self knowledge gained in therapy is yet again becoming the King of currency.
  • Therapy with Alex
    Therapy with Alex Taking the first steps in acknowledging that you need support doesn’t make you weak, in fact it is quite the opposite. Considering the demanding world we live in today I believe that therapy is becoming a necessity

Your input is important to me. Please provide your valuable feedback. Here are some testimonials from my past and present clients:

Question 1
What, if anything, have you gained over the duration of our work together. And where there any stand out/key moments?

“There were many standout moments. First time I met you, I was in a position that life wasn’t worth anything. Each session I could feel that feeling going away, making me want to come back and infact aching to come back to see you another day. Everyone wants be positive and each session I left more positive. I have learnt from all your sessions, there is a purpose in everyone’s life, mine is to help, in one way or other and you showed me the way”.

Question 2
Would you recommend therapy with me and if so, why?

“You are the only therapist I know who takes personal interest in your clients. I call me client, but I never got that feeling. Infact I felt you never considered me just a client. Once I even saw a tear in your eye as I was talking. It’s the human element that makes you unique. That’s why I d recommend you, whoever goes to Alex, stick with him for a few sessions, you ll know the difference then”.
 
Date of Posting: 18 April 2019
Posted By: S,K.
Teesside
Question 1
What, if anything, have you gained-learned about yourself over the duration of our work together. And where there any key/standout moments?

“I’ve learned that I’m the person in the wrong in all of this, I shouldn’t have been passing the blame like I have in the past. Standout moment was when I called the trouble I caused a pebble in a pond and you said it was more like a fucking paving slab! I realise that now and I’m dealing with it. I also learned that I’m able to be less angry than before and less stressed with all the talk and techniques you’ve taught me. Like you said 1% better a week adds up over time, I got more than that and I’m headed in the right direction”.

Question 2
Would you recommend therapy with me, and if so, why?

“Yes. Firstly I haven’t been scared to tell you anything from the first time I met you. It felt like we were both similar fellas, I knew you could take anything on board. I don’t think I’d have been able to say the same things to a woman sat there, not at that depth. Also you’ve never patronised me, I say something and you put a metaphor or analogy to it, to make me see it in an easier and deeper way for me to understand. And regarding my speech, it’s a big thing, you never interrupt. I find it hard to speak to people normally. I could take half an hour to finish a sentence and you’d sit there and let me. I’ve felt so comfortable in that way with you.
It’s also like you’ve always been trying to put things into place for me, whether it’s Jiu Jitsu, and the couples therapy you’ve mixed into our sessions for me. You’re looking out for me going forward, which I really appreciate. I think I’ll really miss coming here either way I’ll keep rolling forward just like in my G.A meetings”.
 
Date of Posting: 22 March 2019
Posted By: Craig
Redcar and Cleveland
Q1
What, if anything, have you learned about yourself, or gained over the duration of our work together. And were there any key-standout moments?

“I gained more of an understanding about why I react to certain things better meaning in general life I can catch myself doing it and avoid it. A standout moment was discussing the different sides to my personality and why they exist and also that it’s not a bad thing”.

Q2
Would you recommend therapy with me, and if so, why?

“I would recommend therapy with you to other people because nothing I said resulted in me feeling like there was no point to saying it and I was able to fully open up and take on board your suggestions for me because I knew they’d actually be helpful”.
 
Date of Posting: 13 January 2019
Posted By: T,M.
North Yorkshire
Q1
What, if anything, have you learned about yourself, or gained over the duration of our work together. And where there any key-standout moments?

“Definitely a lot more understanding, I’m also a lot softer with myself now, I was expecting perfection without cutting myself slack. I’ve also got a lot more understanding of my physiology, how we work as humans, learning about my body responses to emotional stimuli has been massive. I’m a lot more informed of what and why my body and mind were out of sync. I had a narrow opinion of ‘talking therapy’ but this experience has certainly broke the barriers I had and opened my eyes”.

Q2
Would you recommend therapy with me, and if so why?

“Definitely, you are extremely knowledgable and personable, there are very few holes in you. You also make very good connections tied in with life experience, I got the sense you’d been there and done it and I felt you were right there with me all the way”.

 
Date of Posting: 16 December 2018
Posted By: Gary
Teesside
Question 1

What if anything, have you learned or gained over the duration of our work together and were there any key-standout moments?

“I have worked with Alex for several years. The first point of seeking help for any life issues is choosing the right counsellor. I searched and trialled a few in the North East and then met Alex and life started to “click”.
The first thing I learnt is that its ok to have issues and nobody is perfect provided you are prepared to try and address them. Alex provided a great environment for me to be start to understand myself.
There were many standout moments but the one that was key for me was understanding my childhood and upbringing and the attachment issues I had which manifest in my adult life. This key understanding helps me today to develop my own personal and professional relationships.

I used to think everything was black and white (right or wrong) but actually there are so many aspects of life that are grey and its ok to live in the grey zone from time to time. Not everything needs to be fixed straight away !”


Question 2

Would you recommend therapy with me, and if so, why?

“I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you. You have helped me in so many ways and transformed my life for the better in giving me the skills to deal with everyday life and make my relationships full in every way. Huge thank you for providing a shining light in my life when I most needed it.”

 
Date of Posting: 23 April 2018
Posted By: Mark
Teesside
Question 1

What if anything, have you gained or learned about yourself over the duration of our work together, and where there any key/specific stand out moments?

“Finding You as a Therapist was the best thing that could of happened for me when I was at the lowest time in my life. Your professionalism, care and knowledge was what supported and got me through something I never thought I would. I thought therapy was for "crazy people" but I come to learn in actual fact it is far from that, and it can actually be your saviour if you find the right therapist. My journey has been a long, hard, very sad challenging one but I have got through it all and I have came out such a strong person.
One thing that stood out to me was your persistence when I was ready to give up. You seen how scared my feelings were making me and how much I doubted myself, yet you never let me believe anything other than my strength and belief would get me through and in the end it did.”

Question 2

Would you recommend therapy with me, and if so, why?

“I would absolutely one million percent recommend therapy with you.
Why...
because you are an amazing therapist who has a positive outlook on life, a knowledge of what a therapist consists of and are someone who teaches that you should always stand up for what you believe. You are strong and passionate and have a big heart. I owe so much to you for what you have done for me as my Therapist. I know that if it hadn't of been for your patience, guidance and support my story might of ended a lot differently. Thank you for just been you”.

 
Date of Posting: 15 April 2018
Posted By: J
Teesside
Question 1

What, if anything, have you gained-learned about yourself over the duration of our work together and where there any key/standout moments?

“We have worked together for over two years and I’ve learned invaluable life skills throughout that time. I manage my time and energy much more effectively now, in relation to business, relationships, friendships, and myself. I take time for myself without feeling guilty, and I communicate much better with those close to me in order for them to understand what’s going on somedays.
* The ‘drama triangle’ is a key standout moment to me, I fast read situations and make sure i predominantly stay on my ‘healthy triangle’.

The EMDR work that we did together was another key moment for me, and I now use the principle of it to destress when I feel overwhelmed.

At first when you suggested ‘role-play’, I thought ‘oh nooo I can’t do that’, but you helped me get into it and I really do encourage people to try it, because it got me through some of my most difficult times when I felt I didn’t have the strength to get my voice heard, you helped me find my voice and gave me my ‘safe place’ where I felt free and secure enough to let myself go. It also helped me to stop my mind from spiralling with worry over encounters or conversations.

I’ve learned so much about my childhood and attachments that I feel I can now enjoy my present and move forward in the most healthiest ways.

There’s so much I could write about what I’ve learned but the key most important thing you have taught me is to be balanced, informed, powerful, and vulnerable when I need to be too”.

Question 2

Would you recommend therapy with me, and if so, why?

“Over the years I have already recommended you to people and I will continue to do so.
Why?...because you have helped me through my hardest and darkest of times, you’ve been my rock for over two years and I know that your door is always open to me. The relationship we have built over that time is unparalleled and so important to me. I will be seeing you in the future, even just as a check in, my safe place
 
Date of Posting: 22 March 2018
Posted By: S
Teesside
Question 1
What, if anything, have you gained or learned about yourself over the duration of our work together, and where there any key-standout moments?

“I've learnt a lot about my relationship with my partner. We are now able to communicate much better. I am more considerate of his feelings. I also have a better understanding of how my childhood and early adulthood experiences have impacted on me and my attitude to life/people. I now allow myself to feel emotions and express those emotions rather than bottle them up. There are a few key moments from my therapy sessions. One being the importance of nutrition on the mind and body but also that for all you can psychologically "put things in a box" the body "keeps score" and this can manifest itself into physical symptoms”.

Question 2
Would you recommend therapy with me, and if so, why?

“I would highly recommend working with Alex as he has a vast amount of knowledge and expertise in lots of areas. I'm in a much better place than I was thanks to the work I have done with Alex. When I'm ready to address other key areas in my life Alex will be the person I contact first.”


 
Date of Posting: 18 March 2018
Posted By: Lisa
North East of England
Q1
What, if anything, have you gained-learned about yourself over the duration of our work together, and where there any key/standout moments?

“I’ve learned a lot about myself and understanding other people points of view. The sessions have vastly improved the relationship of me and my father.”

Q2
Would you recommend therapy with me, and if so, why?

“Yes I would recommend therapy with you, as your recommendations and advice help massively towards most issues I have”.


 
Date of Posting: 18 March 2018
Posted By: Jack
North East of England
Q1
What, if anything, have you learned or gained over the duration of our work together. And where there any key-standout moments?

“Talking about the loss and using the techniques you’ve taught me I feel a lot more relaxed even getting into a car again, I found that really useful. I just feel better, being able to talk about what happened, I didn’t want to put all of that on to others around me, they’ve got enough on their plate, it wouldn’t be fair.
That Zen stuff you taught me too also let me slow things down and get out of my head, choose my thoughts. I can sleep now too, without waking up from the nightmares I’d been having.”

Q2
Would you recommend therapy with me, and if so, why?

“Yeah you’re easy to talk too. I feel relaxed in here with you and I’ve enjoyed coming. It’s just good, I didn’t know what to expect, I thought it would be very different and serious.
You’re really chilled out, that’s helped me chill too.”


 
Date of Posting: 12 March 2018
Posted By: Jordan
Teesside

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