Alice Everett (BACP):
Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist
My name is Alice Everett, I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist working at HQ Therapy Rooms in Hackney, E8.
We usually think about having therapy when life is feeling difficult, when we’re a bit stuck or something has happened and we need some help to understand it and make sense of how we feel. Or it could be that we’ve been living with mental health issues for some time and need support to feel we’re moving forward again.
People come to therapy for lots of different reasons, for some, it may be anxiety or stress, depression, loss and grief, relationship and family issues, difficulties at work. For others, it may be because of a trauma, life-changing illness, or habits that they can’t change. Some people might start therapy because they want to make specific changes and think about the future, for others it might be about making sense of the past.
How I work:
The way I work with people as an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist is influenced by a number of different types of therapy and theory. I chose to work in this way as I believe that we are all unique individuals with different ways of seeing the world, and different ways of thinking and processing our feelings.
It is important to me to work collaboratively and flexibly using skills and techniques that fit you as an individual. I will also offer you a safe, private space to fully explore your thoughts and feelings. A fundamental part of the way I work is to fully accept people as they are, without judgement, showing warmth, kindness, and empathy.
I am mainly influenced by Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural and Neuropsychological perspectives of human development and emotion. I am also interested in Mindfulness/Mentalisation and how they help people gain a greater sense of control over their emotions.
Before qualifying as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist I worked for many years both within the NHS and the Charity Sector with people facing difficult issues and events that impacted on their mental health and wellbeing. I have worked a lot with people experiencing anxiety, depression, brain injury, loss, relational issues, long-term conditions, phobias, dementia, and stress.
I have also faced challenges in life and have had my own therapy to work through my thoughts and feelings. This personal experience means I understand what it’s like to seek therapy and sit with a new therapist, uncertain about where the process might take me.
I only speak English but welcome people from all ethnic groups as well as people identifying as LGBTQ+ and gender non-binary, and people exploring new ways of relating to themselves and others.
- PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy
- MSc Cognitive Neuropsychology
- BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology
- Certificate in Coaching
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Please call or email me below to arrange an initial session where we can talk about the things you’d like to bring to therapy and we can decide if we’re a good fit. I charge £60 per session (I can only offer a limited number of private clients concessionary rates).