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Alexander Lajer is a strong believer that our past experiences from childhood inform the present on an unconscious level and play a big part in how we form relationships as an adult. Working Psychodynamically with clients, Alex aims to bring these unconscious drives into the here and now, and to help his clients work through this process as they may have become stuck in their lives. Above all Alex believes that a genuine human experience with the added value of warmth, compassion, empathy, non-judgemental and congruence is key to growing the therapeutic relationship and helping clients reach their full potential. He believes in a strong work alliance to form the basis of a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship with his clients, he can attune to his clients needs and draw on a range of theories that best suit. These include Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Humanistic, Transactional Analysis and Attachment theory.
Alex has experience working with and supporting adults with addiction problems. He has also worked privately mentoring adolescents with severe trauma and attachment issues. Alex has a special interest in attachment, early traumas, addiction, isolation anxiety and depression.
Alex is coming to an end of his level 5 diploma in therapeutic counselling. He has been trained in an integrative way, with a heavy focus on Psychodynamic theory and he is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Alex works for The Awareness Centre’s low cost counselling service and is based in Clapham.