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Alice Lea works from an integrative model, which means that she is trained to use elements of several therapeutic approaches such as, psychodynamic, person-centred and the Skilled Helper model.
Alice believes people are as varied and diverse as the issues they bring, and finding the right combination of skills and theories suited to them is very important. She aims to create a comfortable, calm and accepting space for you to explore what’s really going on, to be yourself and gain greater insight as to who that is. If you present a desire for change, Alice works collaboratively with you to decide and act upon both the route and the destination. Perhaps to stop negative thought patterns and develop a kinder internal dialogue with yourself; to explore opportunities in relationships or work; to move forward from grievances. Looking beyond therapy she hopes to help you to strengthen your sense of assurance in your own beliefs and values, and an understanding of how to draw on your inner resources to face life’s challenges.
Alice has experience in a number of work sectors, however, visual art has always played a part. She has created and led art workshops in various community classes, such as parent and baby; mental health patients; Alzheimer and dementia groups. She learned from this experience that the process is more important than the outcome of the artistic exercise, and was encouraged to see that the activities she devised provided relaxation and calm for the participants.
Alice is an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and is a member of the BACP. She has completed courses in person-centred counselling skills and theory, and psychodynamic couples psychotherapy. She is currently working towards a Masters in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. She works within The Awareness Centre’s Low Cost Counselling Service in Tooting.