Shereen Alexander, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Shereen Alexander

TW8 English
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Shereen Alexander, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Shereen Alexander

TW8 English
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My Approach

I understand the decision to enter therapy can be a daunting one, especially if you're feeling sensitive about how therapy works and the material it might bring up. I offer a secure and non-judgemental space to explore how your patterns of thought and behaviour may be contributing to feelings of depression and anxiety. Using an approach tailored to your specific needs, I can help you:

-feel more confident

-understand your decisions

-communicate better in your relationships

-manage anxiety and panic

-feel more grounded and present

-overcome complex trauma from early life

-manage depressive thoughts

-let go of unhealthy attachments

About Me

Your wellbeing is my top priority. Having qualified as an integrative therapist, I've worked in both the public and private sector and am experienced with both short and long-term contracts. My previous career in teaching has led to a passion for mentoring and coaching newly qualified therapists and I enjoy running workshops for both clients and professional therapists. What sets me apart from others is the creative approach I take into my work. If interested, I work with visualisations, dreams, meditation, art, psycho-drama (a strange sounding term which translates to working with role-play) and other mediums that best suit your needs. I believe therapy isn't a 'one size fits all' process and this has allowed me to provide my clients with unique tools necessary to reach their therapeutic goals.

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Living with anxiety or having panic attacks is a debilitating day to day struggle. I've worked with numerous clients who've benefited greatly from having their fears and worries acknowledged. Providing tips and reading resources (ones that actually work) is part of how I treat clients struggling with anxiety, as well as working with visualisations and the body. We have to 'make friends' with anxiety, if we avoid it, it will find another way to express itself; often somatically.
As a former teacher, seeing how children bully each other and understanding the root cause of it has become enormously helpful in my work with adults. Bullying isn't a 'one-off' event, it's repetitive and abusive behaviour that often results in feelings of low self-worth and confidence. Whether you were bullied at school or are being bullied at work, knowing the signs of bullying and being able to confront the abusive behaviour is tremendously useful in developing a greater sense of our own self-worth and potential.
Depression or a depressive episode is something that can often bring about feelings of shame for a person. Just as with anxious thoughts, we have to first allow ourselves permission to admit we're feeling low and then to explore the causes or triggers of those depressive thoughts. Depression is like that family member you don't want to invite to a special event, but feel it's unavoidable. There are ways to manage those feelings and develop confidence to confront the things we often avoid, therefore helping us to mange depressive moods.
The biggest issue that often comes into my consulting room has to do with difficulties within a relationship--whether that's our partner, a friend, or family member. The cure? Learning effective communication styles so that your feelings are heard. We often find ourselves in relationships where we're angry, sad, irritated or annoyed by something but don't have the tools to communicate that in an effective manner. Instead of having our feelings heard, the opposite party hears an 'emotional overreaction' and thus arguments and stand-offs ensue. When you're willing to work on how you communicate, you'll see an incredible change in your relationship.
Such a small word for such a big issue. We often diminish signs of stress by saying things like, "It'll pass," or "It's not that big a deal," or "It's fine." Just like depression and anxiety, stress is a sign your body is trying to cope with an 'unseen enemy.' The best thing we can do to manage stress, is to first acknowledge it's there and that we have a right to be stressed, no matter how small you might think the matter may be. The simple (but often difficult) task of talking to someone can greatly reduce stress levels and improve your quality of life.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Transpersonal Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Couple Issues
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Family
  • Identity Problems
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Online Counselling
  • Private Practice Issues
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Office

67 Lateward Rd., Brentford
Brentford
TW8 0PL
United Kingdom (UK)

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Shereen Alexander

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