Welcome to Green Lodge Counselling. My name is Alex Archer, and I'm a qualified and experienced counselling professional. If you are looking for support and a place to talk openly and honestly, I'm here to help you heal and find resolution.
Green Lodge Counselling is a private practice based in Wembdon, Bridgwater. I offer Person-Centred therapy to adults. I provide UK-wide counselling via Zoom or phone. Additionally, if you are local, sessions can be face to face,
On visiting my site for the first time you may want to know:
Is this the right type of counselling for me? Person-Centred Counselling is a very effective talking therapy where you can discuss, explore and understand the issues you are facing.
Session times - Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 3.30pm, Saturday morning - 8.30am to midday. Click Session Calendar to view available appointment times. You can also book sessions online via this calendar.
How much will counselling cost? I charge £55 per session. See - Fees info
About me - qualifications, experience & background
Alex Archer, MBACP (Reg.), Dip.Couns
Life often finds a way to 'knock us sideways'. Consequently, our emotional well being and mental health can suffer. Whatever the reason you are seeking help, I counsel men and women and offer understanding, respect and empathy.
Sessions usually take place weekly. In our sessions together you have a confidential and safe space to explore your situation and feelings.
By nature I'm compassionate and non-judgmental. I believe it very important that you feel valued, heard and understood.
Professional counselling services
I am an experienced and qualified counselling professional with a good track record of success - please see the testimonials below. I am a registered member of the BACP and my approach is Person-Centred. I work individually with clients, have a down to earth style and like to keep sessions jargon-free.
Face to face, phone & online counselling
Most of my sessions are via Zoom. I also offer sessions face to face and by phone. Increasingly I've noticed more clients are looking for online therapy. Please let me know your preference when booking your initial session. If you are looking counselling on the phone we have the option of calls via WhatsApp - this tends to be lest costly than landline and mobile phone calls.
Counselling room at Wembdon
Walk & Talk Therapy
As an additional alternative to sitting inside, some face to face clients prefer therapy outside talking whilst walking. The initial session is always inside, so please let me know if walk and talk therapy is of interest to you when you get in contact or at our initial session. I'm located at Wembdon Village which is a lovely location surrounded by country lanes and field paths which are enjoyable easy walking. Of course, we always have the option of having the session indoors if the weather is unfavourable, or indoors is your preference on the day.
A selection of testimonials from previous clients.
"The sessions I had with Alex at Green Lodge were invaluable to helping me through a period of severe depression. Very professional and encourages a constructive mindset in a relaxed trusting environment. Thank you for your help Alex really appreciated."
"This place has a great air of calm. Alex is a tremendous counsellor. I feel safe and confident to speak and say what I want at my own pace, there is no pressure. I feel my life is quietly and gently improving with each session I attend."
“My counselling sessions with Alex, have undoubtedly given me much more confidence and clarity, in facing my daily challenges. My friends have noticed, how much less anxious, I have become, these days. I truly appreciate his patience and expertise, in starting a healing process for me. I found it a very calming environment and very worthwhile.”
Our initial counselling session together
The first session is a great opportunity to discuss the therapeutic process. 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 and we'll be looking at what you want to achieve from further sessions.