Alex Burns BA(Hons) Dip Psych. MBPsS
I have been a psychotherapist in private practice for more than thirty years offering psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling to both individual clients and couples. Prior to qualifying as a Psychologist and Psychotherapist most of my professional life was people-centred. For some twenty years I worked in the public sector on youth and community programmes and then in the industrial sector where I had a particular interest in stress management and human resources.
After completing a degree in Psychology I was a member of the Psychology Department of Middlesex University where I lectured in Child and Adolescent Development. My postgraduate training as a Psychotherapist was at the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies (IPSS).
In addition to my Rugby practice for twenty five years I was in practice in Hampstead, North West London. In parallel to private practice, for over a decade, I trained psychotherapists, recently retiring from my role as Vice Chair of Training and joint Course Director of the Masters in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies (IPSS).
In 1986, my colleague Dr Jill Singer and I founded the North West London Psychotherapy Centre (NWLPC) which uniquely brought together Psychotherapists from different Psychotherapeutic disciplines, offering potential clients referral to a therapist able to meet the individual needs of that client. Although I no longer practice in London, I remain as Director of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy to the North West London Psychotherapy Centre where I also undergo my Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
My practice is now based in the Hillmorton area of Rugby. New clients are welcome to contact me directly without the need of a referral from their GP. I am also able to provide therapy to AXA PPP and BUPA Members.
I am a Member of the British Psychological Society (BPsS), and a member of the College of Psychoanalysts - UK. My professional accreditation is with the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies (IPSS). In 1999 I was awarded Honorary Life Membership of IPSS. As a member of these organisations I am subject to their codes of Ethical Principles and Practice.