About me

I’m Alexander Smith, my pronouns are he/him. I’m a psychotherapist-in-training and a trainee member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy). I am working towards an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy with BCPC (Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling) and Middlesex University.

My training involves studying a range of psychotherapeutic theories, approaches and styles. This broad-base allows me to adapt my approach to each individual.

As well as working with private clients, I am a trained independent visitor within Somerset’s Route 1 advocacy and befriending service, working with young people in the care of the local authority. I also worked as a bereavement counsellor at a local hospice.

I am a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and have mixed heritage. I actively work towards providing an anti-oppressive therapy practice. Find out more about anti-oppressive practice here.

A trusting relationship between therapist and client is key for therapy to be effective. So it is very important you find a therapist who feels right for you. Please get in touch if you would like to try an initial, no-obligation, session in which you can get a feel for whether we can work together.

About psychotherapy

Therapy can give you clarity if you are questioning relationships, work, your sexuality or gender identity. It can also help if you are struggling with depression, anger, low self-esteem, grief or anxiety.

You may be looking to understand yourself on a deeper level or get to grips with something you can’t quite put your finger on.

Working with a professionally trained therapist can give you a more nuanced understanding of yourself. 

My aim is for us to build a strong, trusting relationship, which can give you insight into how you relate to yourself and others. Your developing self-awareness can be used as a solid foundation for change and growth. Our interactions within the therapeutic relationship can be used as a way to help us understand how you might interact in other aspects of your life.

I believe we all hold our own answers. My role is to help you find yours. I will be led by what you bring and I will draw on the various aspects of my training to strengthen my understanding of you and your situation. 

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  • Low-cost
  • LGBTQIA+ informed
  • Anti-oppressive practice

My practice

  • Confidential
  • 1-to-1
  • £25 per session
  • 50 minutes
  • Weekly
  • At Vessel, Bristol BS2

Get in touch

Fill in the form below or email me at alexandertherapy@proton.me