Professional, confidential counselling for adults.

Alex Archer, MBACP (Reg.), Dip.Couns

I'm a friendly and approachable therapist. If you need to talk and need support, I'm here to help you understand, heal and find resolution.

My private practice - Green Lodge Counselling is based in Wembdon, Bridgwater. I offer Person Centred Counselling to adults. Therapy can be face to face, on the phone or online.

On visiting my site for the first time you may want to know:

  • is this the right type of counselling for me? If you want to discuss, explore and understand - if you want to find your right way forwards in your unique situation then this can be a good talking therapy for you. For more details see - Person Centred Counselling

  • Session times? - Monday to Friday, 10am to 8pm. Saturday mornings 10am to 1pm. Please get in contact to discuss session availability and to book sessions.

  • how much will counselling cost? My standard session rate is £50 . I offer student rate. In certain circumstances I may be able to offer a concessionary rate. See - Fees info

  • how do I make contact - Contact info

  • Where are you? - see - Address/location

You may also want to know about:

Therapeutic Counselling

Life can 'knock us sideways' . Sometimes we just can't make sense of it. Consequently our emotional well being and mental health can suffer. What ever the reason you are seeking help, I counsel men and women and offer understanding, respect and empathy. In our sessions together you have a confidential and safe space to explore your situation and feelings.

I am by nature a good listener, compassionate and don't judge. I think it very important that you feel supported, heard and understood.

Face to face, phone or online counselling

I can offer you face to face counselling , phone or online counselling. Many people prefer working with their counsellor face to face. With busier lives and current issues around the corona virus, some clients may prefer phone or online counselling. Please let me know your preference when making initial contact.

Our initial counselling session together

We get a chance to meet each other in our first session. Its a great opportunity to see how we feel about taking a therapeutic journey together. We'll look at how we work together - things like appointment times, how frequently you would like sessions, fees and confidentiality. I'd like to hear about what has brought you to counselling. We'll be looking at what you want to achieve from counselling.

Professional counselling services

Being a counselling professional I am a registered member of the BACP. My approach is Person Centred . I work individually with clients. I have a down to earth style and like to keep your sessions jargon free.

Private Health Insurance

I am a Recognised Provider for Vitality Health Insurance. Are you a Vitality Health Member? If so please get in contact to discuss this in more detail.

I qualify as a Recommended Treatment Provider for CS Healthcare. If you are a member of CS Healthcare please get in contact to discuss in more detail.

Relationship counselling

We all have our unique story and experiences. Additionally, I have often found themes come up in the therapy room that may have affected many of us at one point or another - for example issues around anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement, loneliness, work, health, self esteem, relationships etc.. Relationship issues often are a reoccurring theme. This could be the relationship we have with ourselves, our partner or the relationship we have with family members, money, alcohol, work, sex, food, authority etc..

I work individually with adult clients (i.e. 18+) and currently do not offer couples counselling.

Counselling services for students

If you are a student and you are looking for a counsellor I offer a student rate. Please note I work with adult clients i.e. 18+ .

Booking an appointment

I welcome enquires. If you would like know more please see the contact details page and choose your preferred way of getting in touch. I reply to all enquiries as soon as possible.

Session times:

10am to 8pm - Monday to Friday. Saturday Morning - 10am to 1pm.