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 by phone, Zoom, Skype or FaceTime. 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, 10am to 8pm. Saturday 10am to 2pm. Click Session Calendar to view available appointment times.
How much will counselling cost? My standard session rate is £50. I offer a student rate of £25. See - Fees info
How to Book a session
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
I offer face to face, phone, Zoom, Skype and FaceTime counselling. Traditionally, counselling sessions have been face to face. But with our lives becoming more hectic and issues around the corona virus pandemic, more people are looking to remote forms of therapy. Please let me know your preference when booking your initial session.
Counselling room at Wembdon
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.
Counselling services for students
If you are a student and you are looking for a counsellor I offer a student rate of £25 per session. Please note I work with adult clients i.e. 18+ .