Alicja Blada Edgeley

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My Story

How It All Started

When I was 12, my friend told me she was depressed. She showed me the definition of depression because I didn’t know what it was. I have been fascinated by mental health ever since. I still remember the fear and worry I felt for her. I kept in touch with her and spoke to her frequently to ensure that she felt supported. I chose to study psychology and counselling for this reason.

My name is Alicja, and I am a qualified therapist with over 6 years of experience. In my work, I use elements of person-centred, solution focused, CBT and trauma work to suit the needs of every client in therapy.

My mission is to help you thrive in your own life and your relationships by assisting you in reconnecting with yourself and others, as well as finding deeper self-understanding and compassion through counselling. I create a safe space for you to navigate difficult emotions, experiences, and life transitions.

My clients value my gentle approach, my acceptance, and my lack of judgement. I have consciously created a space where anyone can seek assistance and self-discovery.

I am very passionate about working with people who have been experiencing domestic abuse. This includes emotional, sexual, financial and physical abuse. I have a background in child protection, domestic abuse and mental health, which provides me with more understanding in working with variety of issues.



  • The Developing Mind: Building trust, growth & resilience together, 2022
  • Essentials of Trauma Treatment: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) Training Course, 2022
  • Certificate in Supervision, 2022
  • An Introduction to TA, 2021
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy: Step-by-Step Procedures for Healing Traumatic Wounds & Alleviating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Addiction & More, 2020
  • Rewind by Dr David Muss, 2019
  • An introduction to working with couples, 2019
  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England), 2018
  • Providing Good Clinical Supervision (APT), 2018
  • Engage, 2018
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Master OF ARTS (MA) (BY RESEARCH), 2014-2016

Title of thesis: ‘An exploration of the impact of migration on Polish women’s experiences of support for Domestic Violence and Abuse’

  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Merit, 2014-2016
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, BSc (Hons) Psychology with Abuse Studies Upper 2:1, 2011-2014


Counselling and Supervision

I provide both face-to-face and online therapy sessions. I offer a thoughtful and non-judgmental environment for individuals and couples to assist them in finding more effective ways to address issues and concerns that are negatively affecting their lives. In supervision I offer a warm and gentle way to support you in your therapuetic practice.

Individual Counselling

Individual therapy provides one-to-one support in a judgment-free environment. You have the opportunity to talk about what have been weighing you down and go over the crucial pieces with someone trained and supportive.

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I will assist you in understanding yourself. You can gain insight into your patterns, including those that are no longer serving you, and thus make future decisions with intention. Counselling can help you have more compassion for yourself and feel more confident in who you are.

I admire anyone who has the determination and courage to begin the process of change. I can assist in creating the conditions in which you feel sufficiently supported to embark on the journey.

Couples Counselling

Conflict, confusion, stagnation, or hurt in your relationship can affect every aspect of your life. It’s difficult to concentrate at work, be present with friends, and truly live your best life.

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A relationship that is out of balance affects all aspects of your life.

Couples counselling can help you understand what is really going on and what you can do to fix it. You and your partner can learn the skills necessary to prevent arguments from occurring in the future and to create new patterns that work in relationships.

What’s the best part? The patterns you learn will not only benefit your romantic relationships, but will also improve your interactions with family, friends, and coworkers.


I use Seven Eyed Model as a supervisor. I provide supervision to allow for reflection on client work as well as to gain confidence in understanding the therapeutic relationship. The relationship between the Counsellor and their Supervisor is crucial, and I strive to establish a trustworthy, open framework with the supervisee.

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My approach to supervision is to provide a safe environment that is professional, sensitive, respectful, and enjoyable. I can also actively assist you in your professional development.

offer a free 30min consultation to a new supervisee to get a sense of how we might collaborate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How can therapy help me?

Participating in therapy has a variety of advantages. Therapists can help with issues like depression, anxiety, relationship problems, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues, and domestic abuse by providing support, problem-solving skills, and improved coping strategies. Many people find that therapists can be a huge help in dealing with personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family issues, marriage problems, and the stresses of everyday life. Therapists can help you gain a new perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a potential solution. The benefits of therapy are determined by how well you use the process and put what you learn into practice. Some of the advantages of therapy include:

  • Gaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals, and your values.
  • Developing skills for improving relationships with oneself and others
  • Achieving a resolution to the problems or concerns that initially prompted you to seek therapy.
  • Learning new coping mechanisms for anxiety and life’s stresses
  • Managing grief, anger, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Enhancing listening and communication abilities
  • Changing old behavioural patterns and developing new ones
  • Finding new solutions to problems in your family, partnership, or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
What can I expect at my free 30-minute consultation?

The first 30-minute consultation is not therapy. It’s really an opportunity for me to meet you and determine whether I can be helpful to you. More importantly, it’s an opportunity for you to meet me and determine whether you’d be comfortable working with me. I will use that time to get to know you and determine if we are a good fit. If we are, we will discuss the next steps. During those 30 minutes, you will have plenty of opportunities to ask me questions.

My partner has concerns about couples therapy. How to encourage them to give it a try?

If your partner is unsure about the therapy for couples, please encourage them to call me ahead of time to discuss their concerns. Couples therapy can only be effective if both parties are invested in the process.

Do you offer video sessions?

Yes, I do offer online counselling! I conduct my sessions using Doxy or Microsoft Teams. The client must download the app, which is free, and wait for my invitation. Simply click the invitation link to join the meeting at the scheduled time, then wait for me to begin the session.

How much do your counselling services in Crewe cost?
  • The fee to meet with me for individual therapy is £45 per 50-minute session.
  • The fee to meet with me for couples counselling is £55 per 60-minute session or £75 per 90-minute session.
  • The fee for 60-minute supervision is £50
  • The fee for 90-minute supervision is £75

Full payment will be charged for missed or cancelled appointments without 24hrs notice.

How long will therapy last?

This is determined by the severity of the problem as well as your treatment goals. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can last anywhere from a few sessions to years.

What will we be talking about?

Therapy will differ depending on the individual because each person has different issues and goals for therapy. In general, you can expect to talk about current events in your life, your personal history that is relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session.

What is therapy like?

Therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to address more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. In either case, it is common to meet with me regularly (usually once a week or every other week).

It is critical to understand that you will get better results from therapy if you actively participate in it. The point of therapy is to help you use what you learn in sessions in your everyday life.

As a result, in addition to the work you do in therapy, I may recommend some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process, such as reading a relevant book, journaling on specific topics, noting specific behaviours, or taking action on your goals.

People seeking counselling are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives, and take responsibility for their lives.

How often are counselling sessions?

I suggest my clients attend weekly or every other week sessions at the beginning of therapy in order to deliver effective therapy. Once they’ve made progress and reached their goals, we reduce the number of sessions to perhaps once a month. At that point, I’ll invite clients to come back if they ever need more help.

How many counselling sessions will I need?

I tell my clients to get ready for at least six sessions, but everyone is different and some may need more or less.

Since I tailor therapy to each individual client, I am unable to estimate the number of sessions necessary for each client to achieve their objectives. In other situations, patients might be dealing with more difficult issues or leading busy lives, making even 50 minutes a week of therapy a challenge for them. Therapy may take longer for these patients. My goal is to help you achieve your objectives and benefit from therapy as soon as possible, and I will work with you at your pace.