All of us face challenges in the stresses and strains of our busy lives. Finding the time to reflect and stay in touch with ourselves is perhaps the challenge many of us find hardest of all. But the potential benefits of making this happen, in the form of empathetic therapy, can be hugely worthwhile. For many, myself included, therapy can become the pathway to a more positive and satisfying relationship with ourselves.
Psychotherapy and Counselling with Alegra Druce
I am a humanistic therapist and counsellor and believe that each of us is unique with our own individual way of being in the world. Anchored around this idea, my work with clients is collaborative and supportive, aiming to make exploration possible in a safe and non-judgemental environment.
Through the therapeutic relationship, clients can look at issues from the present and past, identifying unwanted patterns and behaviours through better understanding of their origins, building self-acceptance, self-nurture and confidence, and working towards more fulfilment in life, work and relationships.
My interest in people, and my own empowering experience of change through my personal therapy, led me to re-train as a psychotherapist several years ago. My former work was in TV production. I experienced a long journey to motherhood, through infertility and IVF treatment, which eventually led me to the adoption of my son, now 13 years old. I have a particular personal and professional interest in these areas.
Areas I work with:
Some of the areas I work with are:
- Anger Management
- Bereavement and loss
- Low Self-Esteem
- Emotional & physical abuse
- Infertility and fertility treatment
- Parenting and adoptive parenting
- Relationship Issues & Problems
Psychotherapy Training and Ethos:
- Spectrum 2 Year Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Spectrum One Year Certificate in Psychotherapy
- Spectrum Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy
- Counselling Skills
- Basic Sexuality
- Working with Anger
- Action Techniques
- Childhood Sexual Abuse: occurrence and prevention
- Developing Clinical Skills
I am in on-going continued professional development and supervision at Spectrum, a UKCP registered Humanistic Psychotherapy and Training Centre.
Alongside private practice, I also work as a volunteer with a charity offering free and low-cost counselling in central London, and at a London secondary school working with boys aged 11 – 18.
I am a member of the BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework.
You can either call or email me. I’m happy to talk on the telephone about any concerns or questions you may have about the process.
My fee is £50 per 50 minute session