Alexander Coy

BACP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist

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0330 050 1620

My work as a BACP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist supports the needs of adults, young adults and children. As a trainee, I spent many years working as a volunteer therapeutic counsellor at The Market Place in Leeds where I am now employed on a part-time basis (alongside my private practice) to help young adults experiencing varying difficulties and levels of distress, primarily using a person-centred approach. While working at The Market Place I also benefited from accessing training in applying both creative and solution-based therapeutic counselling methods. I have supported many young people as they worked through a diverse range of issues including; depression, anxiety, bereavement, abuse, helplessness, exam pressures, significant life changes and trauma. I deeply value having the opportunity to provide 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.

In addition to my work with young people I have also completed many years of extensive training while working as a counsellor at the Pathays Families in Crisis centre in providing counselling services to adults who have experienced personal hardship and domestic abuse in their lives.

Prior to embarking upon my career in counselling I successfully completed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Fine Art Practice at the University of Leeds. My art practice focuses upon art and creativity as a form of therapeutic gain and I have experience of working at Leeds Arts University in supporting students in art therapy classes.

Specialist areas

My specialist area of therapeutic practice is person-centred counselling whereby I work together with clients to enable and support people in rebuilding their lives and sense of emotional wellbeing. In addition, I am also able to offer both solution-based strategies and creative counselling approaches to clients.

The list below is not exhaustive and there are many other issues that I am able to help people with that may not be shown, but generally speaking, I have supported many adults, young adults and children in progressing through difficulties such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Exam pressures
  • Stress
  • Self-harm
  • Isolation
  • Bereavement
  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Personal despair
  • Panic attacks

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – York College
  • Masters Degree in Fine Art Practice (Focus on 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

Wednesdays - all day
Fridays – 10am to 12pm