I’m Alex Pledger, a counsellor and coach with over 15 years experience in helping people to make positive and sustainable changes in their lives. I’m passionate about helping clients achieve their full life potential and would really like the chance to help you. I started out… a long time ago… volunteering with the Samaritans. I loved the feeling that by listening and caring – being there when someone was in real need- I made a difference. From there I started my training as a counsellor, then a coach, and then set up my own business – Time To Change – in 2005.
I’ve worked for a number of health & wellbeing organisations including the NHS, youth services, private health facilities, schools, charities, insurers and training companies. Along the way I’ve gathered a few qualifications:
Diploma in Integrative Counselling * Diploma in Life Coaching * BA (Hons) * PQ Certificate in Clinical Supervision * Diploma In Counselling Children and Young People * PG Cert in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy * PG Cert in Solution Focused Therapy
I’m a senior accredited member of the British Association of Counselling Professions and am committed to upholding ethical and professional standards in all of my work with clients:
I’m not always ‘sorted’ and like all the clients I work with, I have my ups and downs and challenges to face in life. But I’ve learned how to handle them and to look after myself so I can keep moving forward.
I have a vast working knowledge of tried and tested ways to make things better, to deal with difficulties and get back on track quickly, and you can be sure that I try to walk the talk. To look after my own wellbeing I have a number of hobbies and interests that keep me physically, mentally and emotionally nourished:
If you think I might be the right person to help you then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can set up an initial appointment as soon as we can.