Alex is everything you could want in a therapist. He is open minded and caring and really understands how to work towards tools and solutions to help make real improvements. He was hugely impactful in helping me address things that I was aware of but unsure how to do anything about. Highly recommend!
Alex Hedger was recommended to me by a psychiatrist to help me with my Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder of the variety occasionally referred to as "Pure-O"; I was also struggling with major depression and felt helpless, hopeless, and pessimistic having tried a variety of drugs - none of which had the desired effect - and had also had a brief stint of psychoanalysis before it became apparent that this exacerbated the OCD.
Alex's manner was very friendly, open, and engaging and he made me feel relaxed and comfortable. The waiting-time was minimal. He provided me with a clear understanding of my cognitive and behavioural processes and effective practical tools to help me cope with the disorders. Every time I challenged him, or wanted to discuss particular problems or ideas, he had persuasive and helpful answers. My sessions with him were by far the most significant and beneficial thing I did during what has been the most difficult period of my life; now I feel far more confident and far better equipped to deal with these problems. Should I ever feel the need for more CBT, I will seek-out Alex first. I strongly recommend anyone else do the same.
Alex helped me go through the most difficult episode in my life. With practical and useful advise, actionable steps, I was able to change my thought process and disrupt the negative pattern. My partner had been in years of traditional therapy with not much success. After 6 months with Alex, I am as new. Highly recommend him.
I was recommended Alex by a colleague of mine - a recommendation for which I am incredibly grateful. Alex quickly, and elegantly, helped me get back on an even keel following a time of immense stress and a sustained period without sleep. Very highly recommended.
I have often struggled with anxiety over the years, but late last year it began to take over my life and significantly impact upon my day to day activities. I decided to go and see Alex for an initial consultation and it was the best decision I have made. He put me at ease straight away, and I felt comfortable talking to him about my struggles and anxieties. He listened to everything I had to say, and then we discussed a plan of how to work on these going forward, in a way that I could manage and wasn't overwhelming. Every week I attended sessions feeling more determined and positive about the future, and now I feel like I am getting back to living my life the way I want to! Alex explained my thoughts and anxieties from a medical/psychological perspective, which was very helpful in helping to understand when experiencing them, and also how to apply the tools which we developed in sessions to manage them.
I am so pleased I went to see Alex, and it's reassuring to know the door is always open should I need to see him again!
I had a positive experience working with Alex. He was patient, non-judgmental and good at explaining various concepts. It was particularly helpful when he linked psychological aspects of depression to biology, making it easier to understand why I felt how did, and in turn making it easier to overcome it. I now have a useful set of tools that I have applied, and will continue to apply in future. Alex was also punctual and flexible with appointment times. I highly recommend him.
Alex helped me cope with a particularly low time. He worked with me to understand the key indicators and triggers of my depression, and advised and taught me different strategies to overcome them. I have had CBT sessions in the past, but none have been as informative and effective as those attended at Alex's practice. I would recommend his services, and will certainly consider seeking his aide in the future should I require it.
Alex is an excellent therapist who helped me deal with workplace anxiety. Very nice guy as well.Have recommended him to colleagues and friends.
I cannot recommend Alex enough- he is an amazing therapist. Before I started CBT my self-esteem was at rock bottom, which affected all aspects of my life. Over the years it had gradually worsened until I decided to finally do something about it. My first session was very nerve-wracking, I didn’t know what to expect- I almost cancelled last minute. Alex was very professional and put me right at ease. He has a fantastic ability to truly listen to what you’re saying- I’ve never felt so well understood! I felt comfortable to say exactly what was going through my mind and he helps you to peel away the layers to get to the root of your problems. Together we created a bespoke "tool-kit" of techniques to help redirect my thought process to a healthier way of thinking. I have now finished my CBT feeling so much stronger and ready to take things on, knowing that at difficult times I can go back to my tool-kit and work through it- I have become my own therapist. I couldn’t have done it without Alex- thank you so much!
On a practical note, I could book in sessions whenever was most convenient for me, I was never left waiting for a session and there was no pressure to finish a session on time- he often allowed me to keep going and overrun a little which I really appreciated. He is understanding, trustworthy and professional- you will be in safe hands with him.
Having struggled with anxiety all my life I decided to seek professional help. Alex helped me to make sense of the anxiety I was suffering and gave me the tools I needed to learn to cope with and manage it in my daily life. Now I try to embrace the unknown rather than avoid it and as well as being heavily involved in - and recently asked to take on the role of President - the public speaking club at work (previously one of my biggest fears) I am setting off on a solo round the world trip in just a few weeks.
Alex treated my with clinical perfectionism, depression and anxiety and in 6 month changed my life forever. His professionalism, knowledge and kindness helped me through a very difficult period in my life. I can only recommend him. Thank you!
Alex is a superb, skillful therapist, hugely intelligent and able to tailor a whole range of tools and techniques in a way that feels personal and client focused. I found Alex to be very down to earth, easy to talk to and not without a sense of humour. I have seen a few therapists over the years and I felt most comfortable with Alex, and most importantly I can see the benefits of the therapy I have received and the positive change in my life as a result. I would not hesitate to recommend Alex.
I was diagnosed with moderate to severe OCD last year and was very reluctant to begin treatment; both therapy and medication. When i reached breaking point and relented to both treatment programs i was refereed to Alex for CBT. Within an few hours of the referral, he had called me, eager to begin our sessions. He was polite, understanding and tremendously accommodating to my preferences, schedule and state of mind at the time. His sessions were clear, he takes time to frame each one with a plan, he allows you to exert some control over the focus and direction of the sessions whist always assuring he steers the ship along the path it needs to follow. He also gives time to review the sessions to make sure you are comfortable and get your feedback. He strike me as someone who wants to continuously improve from his already lofty standards.
If you are struggling to select a CBT professional or to convince yourself to begin therapy, I give Alex the highest recommendation
I am very grateful I had therapy with Dr Alex Hedger. I contacted Dynamic you as I was struggling to get over a previous traumatic relationship and problems with blushing. After my course of sessions with him I have learnt the tools to deal with what was disturbing me and I feel so much better about myself. After talking to him I realised many things I was not aware of before that have helped me to move forwards. I will miss talking to Dr Alex but I don't really need to have therapy anymore. All I can say is a big thank you.
Alex helped me during a particular stressful time in my life after separating from my wife. His compassion, understanding and insight assisted me during this period and gave me the help I needed to pull through. I would strongly recommend Alex to anybody seeking a CBT counsellor.
I was referred to see Alexander Hedger, in December 2015, following diagnosis from the Doctors for depression and anxiety. I have weekly one hour CBT sessions with him for a 8 week period. In that time, I went from feeling completely lost and helpless back to the stronger person that I was before.
I had seen people in the past to help me with my condition but this was the first time, that someone got me and was able to give me techniques to help me with things in both my work and personal life.
I did CBT and through the help of Alex Hedger was able to apply it successfully to both the high pressure situations in my work and personal life. Even at times, when it seemed to me that things were small and meaningless but did in fact have a big impact on what was happen with me, Alex was able to draw the focus on me and my recovery. His style, allowed me to identify the problems and come up with solution which I am still using today. I would recommend treatment with Alex Hedger.
Excellent all round, going into the sessions I didn't know what to expect but the guidance and reassurance given by Alex led to a pace which was conductive to getting a positive result. As someone who was unsure of the benefit which CBT could offer prior to the sessions the progress from struggling to communicate my issues at the start to having real take away benefits and freedom to talk more freely is something which will really assist me in the future. If I were to consider needing this sort of therapy again I would not hesitate in contacting Alex.
Very positive and empowering. You have equipped me with the skills I need to move forward. I cannot express or beneficial this has been. Thank you!
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. TREATMENT WAS VERY PERSONALISED TO MY NEEDS. I DID NOT FEEL JUDGED AND FEEL LIKE I AM NO LONGER WALKING AROUND IN DARKNESS.