I am a fully qualified and insured, BACP registered counsellor, offering brief and long term therapy. I follow an integrative, humanistic approach to working with clients based on their individual needs. I specialise in working with relationship and child /parent issues, Depression, Anxiety disorders and young people's issues, though I am experienced in working with a wide range of clients, with a proven track record of success.
I am also trained as a NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Coach, Bach Therapy Practitioner and am an Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner. I offer a confidential service to adults, young people and children in Derbyshire, Derby and Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, following the ethical guidelines of the BACP, and am CRB checked.
I am also a member of The Stress Management Society, the Complementary Therapy Association (CThA), Embody Professionals, and am a Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner (BFRP). My business was recently nominated for the Barclays Trading Places award for excellence as a top 100 business in the UK and I am featured regularly in the media in publications such as Woman and The International Therapist magazine.
With every client, I work with them to identify the number and frequency of sessions they need in order to resolve their individual challenge. The aim of counselling is to give you the space to explore your feelings and concerns in a safe environment; discover what your core issues might be and clarify ways of resolving these and moving towards a greater sense of well-being.
Counselling can offer the chance to explore your present and past experiences and how they may be affecting your life now. Although you can't change what has past, reflecting on your issues and feelings can enable you to discover recurring life patterns and what is behind them.
I have practices in Ashby de la zouch, Leicestershire, Derby and Cromford, near Matlock in Derbyshire. I provide one-to-one, confidential consultations that last between 60-90 minutes. In most circumstances these take place face to face or on telephone or Skype. In every case, I offer a free 20 minute consultation to give you the opportunity to explore the best way forward for you.
My blog is: http://lotusevolution.blogspot.com/
What clients say about me:
"I suffered with depression, anxiety and panic attacks for over ten years. I always felt that these were caused by growing up in a violent household. I was scared of everything and life had become a difficult chore, rather than a pleasure. I was completely lost and had no confidence in myself or my ability to achieve anything.
I found Alex's website and i thought i'd give it a go! I was a little apprehensive as i'd seen other therapists in the past who weren't able to help me. I'm pleased to say, Alex was the total opposite! She was very, very understanding and calming. I was completely myself with her and found for the first time in my life I could talk about what had distressed me for years. Alex helped me to understand myself and move forward through a combination of Emotional Freedom Technique and talking therapies. I felt better and better after every appointment with Alex and I was really suprised at how quickly I noticed changes in myself. I now feel like the old me; confident, out going, and happy. I've said goodbye to anxiety and panic attacks and I no longer feel down about my life. I am up beat and always see the positive rather the negative.
I genuinely thought there was no hope for me, but I was very wrong. I would highly recommend Alex and her range of therapies." Hannah B, Derbyshire
"I have been overwhelmed with how effective and how I've responded to the NLP sessions. Alex is an extremely good listener and a very talented professional. She has been very adaptive to my needs, in just 6 sessions the difference in my wellbeing has been remarkable.
I would recommend Alex without any hesitation. The Bach's remedies are well worth a try too!" Kate Derbyshire
"I write this letter to say that I would and have, recommended Alex Bacon to my friends. The first session was amazing, what came up from the depths of my being; I am 68 years old and through the patience and knowledge of Alex, was able to release things that traumatised me from the age of 3 to 68, so much so it has helped me to move forward in my life.
I have had 5 sessions, each one worth its weight in gold."
K Skinner, Burton on trent
"Alex is a naturally gifted therapist with great insights into the full workings of the unconscious mind. She has helped me enormously on my own path to health and happiness and I have recommended her on many occasions and continue to do so. Her NLP and EFT skills, encompassed with her extensive background and experience in counselling make her unique in being able to deliver results in a relatively short timeframe. If you really are committed to change, then I would highly encourage you to invest a course of sessions with her."
Daniel Hill, Kidderminster
"EFT helped me a lot , firstly giving confidence in myself and also helping me accept who I was and understand anxiety more too.
After having several sessions I started to make progress and started to use the Bach. I am now a lot more relaxed and comfortable in meetings at work and eating infront of people. Also I have been going out in busy pubs.
I use EFT everyday (mostly in the morning) and I feel that I have control of my anxiety rather than it over taking me. Thank you very much Alex!!"
K Fern, Leicestershire
"Alex's approach helped immensely with my son Matthew, who following my divorce being increasingly depressed and withdrawn. Since the sessions with Alex, he is back to his old self and much happier both at school and at home, and his performance in all his subjects has improved. Thankyou."
Ms M, Derby- Parent