Alexander Coy

M.A. BACP Registered Psychotherapist

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0330 050 1620

My work as a BACP Registered Psychotherapist supports the needs of adults, younger adults and children. While my primary counselling training focused upon offering clients a humanistic, person-centred approach my training also incorporated other disciplines, including being able to provide clients with short-term, solution-based coping strategies to addressing presenting issues.

I am experienced in working in both short-term and long-term therapeutic relationships depending on specific individual needs and I have experience in providing one-to-one counselling services in both agency and private settings.

I have worked successfully as a therapeutic counsellor at the Pathways Families in Crisis Centre, providing counselling support to adults who experienced personal hardship and varying degrees of domestic abuse. Many of my clients were struggling to cope in their day-to-day lives and required support through a trusting and therapeutically supportive humanistic approach.

I have spent many years working at The Market Place in Leeds where I am currently employed as a therapeutic counsellor to help young adults and children who are experiencing varying difficulties and levels of emotional distress. My approach is primarily person-centred although I also incorporate creative and solution-based therapeutic counselling methods when appropriate. I have supported many children and young people in both crisis, short-term and long-term counselling as they have worked through a diverse range of issues.

I deeply value having the opportunity to provide all people with the help and coping strategies that they need to enable and support them in making constructive shifts in their situations and positive changes in their lives.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, sound ethical practice underpins my entire therapeutic work. I have a thorough understanding of ethics and the issues that can arise from working with diverse client groups (for example safeguarding concerns).

Specialist areas

My specialist area of therapeutic practice is a humanistic, person-centred approach to psychotherapy and counselling.

My therapeutic specialist training has included working with clients who have experienced varying degrees of personal hardship and abuse.

I have had extensive training around working with younger adults and children (from twelve years of age upwards) in both crisis, short-term and long-term counselling.

The list below is not exhaustive, but generally speaking, I have supported adults, young adults and children in progressing through difficulties including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sexuality
  • Gender
  • Isolation
  • Bereavement
  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Panic attacks
  • Addictions


  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – York Learning
  • Masters Degree in Fine Art Practice (Art as a form of therapeutic gain) – The University of Leeds
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice – The University of Leeds

Days and hours of work

Tuesdays - all day
Wednesdays - all day