Humanistic Counsellor (UKCP)
My name is Alex Rowan, I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist in training offering therapy at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, London E8.
I have completed a diploma in humanistic psychotherapeutic counselling and am currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Humanistic Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute in London.
I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I work from a Humanistic perspective, drawing from Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Person-Centred theories.
Therapy can be helpful for us to explore ourselves and our relationships. It can help us to understand our history and life story, our wants and needs and our boundaries.
Therapy is a safe space to reflect and learn and grow and make beneficial changes to our lives.
We can work on our communication and boundary setting, how we engage with relationships and how we engage with ourselves.
Therapy can also be a valuable tool for exploring how we might carry trauma, stress and anxiety and feelings in the body.
My approach is Humanistic in nature, meaning I am guided by the clients I work with and focus on the here-and-now to explore patterns of thought and behaviour.
I create an empathetic and non-judgmental space for us to work together, in a collaborative way, to explore your feelings, behaviours and experiences.
We can explore both what is going on for you right now, and also how your early experiences might impact this.
We will work on developing trust in our therapeutic relationship and use this foundation as a way to bring about therapeutic change.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychosocial Studies, and my background is in addiction services.
I have many years of experience volunteering in the charity sector for drug and alcohol services, LGBTQ services, and services for people currently experiencing homelessness.
I also work with London LGBTQ Community Centre – londonlgbtqcentre.org
My areas of special interest are:
- Stress, Anxiety & Depression
- Body Image
- Family Estrangement
- Gender Identity
- Relationship Issues
- Sexuality and Sex Issues
My practice is informed by intersectional and inclusive feminism and anti-oppressive practices.
I encourage enquiries from all LGBTQ+ folks, transgender and gender non-conforming people, people in non-monogamous or unconventional relationships, sex workers, and other marginalised groups.
I currently offer short-term or long-term work as well as online (zoom) or face-to-face sessions.
***If you are interested in contacting Alex Rowan or need information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***