|Languages:||English, Czech, Slovak|
|Locations:||Low Cost Clapham|
From Alice Stanley, clients can expect to receive an emphatic, respectful, supportive and open counselling relationship. She will negotiate the best way of working together in aiming to achieve client’s goals. Alice has Person-Centred approach as she believes this provides people with the opportunity to explore their inner feelings, empowering them to come to the realisation of what they would like to change in their life and how that can be achieved. Alice feels the most important aspect of counselling is for the clients to talk about whatever they feel safe to share, at a pace that suits them. She will never pressure clients to open up and will be there with them at their speed as this is their space. She understands that the ability to open up about client’s inner world can be extremely difficult and at times uncomfortable, however she totally trusts the positive effect this can have on someone’s life and does make the hard work all worth it.
Alice has a background of managerial office positions so she is familiar and works with work-related stress and anxiety, but also depression, bereavement, trauma, anger, low self-esteem, sadness, abuse, family and relationships issues. She specialises in anxiety, communication issues, life transitions, trauma as well as childhood and relationships issues and working on strategies to solve and manage those issues so the clients can find happiness. Alice is Czech native meaning that she understands how difficult it could be to adapt and build a life in another country, learning to live in a different culture and speak a different language. She is aware of the anxieties and loneliness which can often be experienced in moving to a foreign country. She also offers counselling sessions in Czech and Slovak.
Alice is a Person-Centred Counsellor and is registered with the BACP. She is currently working towards the advanced diploma in person-centred counselling. Within The Awareness Centre, she works in the low-cost counselling service in Clapham.