I completed my master’s level training in counselling psychology in Vancouver, Canada before moving to London in 2016. My background is in health & wellness, and I have a keen interest in the mind-body connection when working with difficult cognitive, emotional, and behavioural challenges. I am an active runner, yoga practitioner, and health educator. I am also interested in the healing benefits of the arts, and how the creative process contributes to growth and development—within a socially and ecologically conscious and connected way.
How I work
I work from a person-centred and existential perspective. What this means practically is that I am a facilitator in the therapeutic process, with you as the expert in your own life. I will work together with you to help you make meaning of your difficulties. This includes gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, experiencing non-judgemental acceptance, and taking positive steps to create the life that you want.
What happens in therapy
Therapy usually begins with a brief phone consultation to discuss what you would like to achieve from the sessions. A short personal history form is then filled out to further give me a sense of your situation. From there, an initial face-to-face meeting is arranged to see if we are a good fit. Once a commitment to therapy is made, a weekly meeting time will be arranged. Progress is then regularly reviewed, and any adjustments are made according to your goals. My commitment is to make therapy as beneficial and rewarding for you as possible.
Areas of Interest
I have many interests, some of which are stress/anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, addictions, low self-esteem, sexual identity, men’s health/suicide prevention, and psychedelic integration.
• MEd Counselling Psychology
• BHSc Health Science
• Cert Community Counselling
• Member / British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
• AXA PPP Healthcare
• Fellow / The Royal Society of Arts (The RSA)
To book an appointment
For further information or for a free 20 minute phone consultation please contact Alan directly on [email protected] or 07879 191 205. Website: bordevillecounselling.com