Alexander Coy

MA. Counselling Therapist - MBACP (Accred)

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My work as a Counselling Therapist addresses the needs of a wide diversity of people. I support adults, younger adults and children and I can offer both short-term and long-term counselling depending on the specific needs of individuals.

I provide people in need of counselling with the help and coping strategies necessary to enable constructive shifts in their situations and to facilitate positive changes in their lives.

My primary counselling training has focused upon offering clients a humanistic, person-centred approach. A significant emphasis is placed on the therapeutic relationship where you, the client, can feel safe and supported to begin to talk about the issues that are impacting on you at this stage in your life.

My training has also incorporated being able to provide short-term, solution-based coping strategies to addressing presenting issues.

As a therapeutic counsellor working at the Pathways Families in Crisis Centre I provided counselling support to clients who had experienced varying degrees of domestic abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression and addictions.

At The Market Place where I am currently employed part-time I counsel young adults and children who are experiencing emotional distress. My approach is primarily person-centred although I also incorporate creative and solution-based therapeutic counselling methods when appropriate. I have supported young people in crisis to successfully work through a range of challenging issues.

Art therapy and the field of creativity formed a significant part of my undergraduate and post-graduate degrees and continues to be an on-going interest of mine. Following my BA (Hons) and Masters Degree I worked at Leeds Arts University. This work gave me a deeper understanding of issues relating to autism and dementia.

A rigorous ethical approach underpins every aspect of my work as a Counselling Therapist Accredited by The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Specialist areas

My therapeutic practice is focused upon providing a humanistic and individualised approach to psychotherapy and counselling.

I have benefited from accessing extensive training (which is continually updated) around working with younger adults and children—from eleven years of age upwards—in short-term and long-term counselling. I have substantial practical experience in this specialist field.

My training also included working with individuals who have experienced abuse and trauma.

The list below is not exhaustive, but I have supported clients in progressing through difficulties including:

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

Qualifications

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

Days and hours of work

Tuesdays - all day
Wednesdays - all day