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Mr Alva Spencer
Mr Alva Spencer
Graduate Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling Skills, Diploma Mental Health Studies, Diploma Health and care, Access to Social Work Level 4, City and Guilds Level 3 Mental Health Care
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New appointment: £40
Follow-up appointment: £50


Mr Spencer is a trained therapist registered as a Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and has over 17 years experience. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling Skills (Level 6), Diploma in Mental Health Studies, Diploma in Health and Social Care, Level 4 in Social Work, City and Guilds in Mental Health Level 3 and a number of other certificates in CBT, EFT etc. He is an experienced trainer in the field of Mental Health and in General Wellness. 

Mr Spencer has over 17 years experience in the NHS, where he carries out psychological assessments, therapy and group training both in person and remotely. He specialises in a number of areas working with individuals with a primary diagnosis of Personality Disorder symptoms and a variety of co-existing difficulties. Some of these difficulties might have originated from trauma and abuse, but also from other life difficulties and an invalidating environment. Alva is currently routinely working with mental health, phobias, smoking, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, sexual and physical issues and PTSD. 

Mr Spencer is a compassionate and person-centred approach when working with you, always putting you and the therapeutic relationship first. We are all different and unique, so he tailors his way of working to suit your needs. Alva is well-conversed in a variety of models, amongst which, Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, applied Mindfulness and Psychodynamic Approaches. His own background and interest are in a number of holistic approaches.

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Medical Procedures

  • Play Therapy
  • V R Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • EFT
  • Relationship
  • Race or Identity
  • Self-esteem / Confidence
  • Wellness Coach
  • Mindfulness

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Special Interests

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Relationship difficulties with adults and children
  • Phobias


  • Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling Skills 
  • Diploma in Mental Health Studies
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy 
  • Level 4 in Social Work
  • Level 3 in City and Guilds in Mental Health
  • Level 2 in Smoking Cessation
  • Certificates on CBT
  • Certificates on Couples and Relationships
  • Certificates on Bereavement and Grief
  • Certificates on Trauma and Crisis
  • Certificates on Motivational Interviewing 
  • Certificates on Weight Management
  • Certificates on Mental Health
  • Certificates on Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction
  • National Centre For Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) see a number of courses below:-
  • NCSCT - Assessment Of Core Knowledge and Practice Skills
  • NCSCT - Mental Health Specialty Module
  • NCSCT - Secondhand Smoke, Promoting Smoke-free Homes and Cars Module
  • NCSCT - Pregnancy and the Post- Partum Specialty Module
  • NCSCT - Very Brief Advice on Smoking for Pregnant Women
  • NCSCT - Very Brief Advice on Smoking: Practitioner Assessment