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Alex Holmes

Psychotherapist and PodcasterLondon, United Kingdom
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Alex Holmes

Psychotherapist and PodcasterLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hi I’m Alex, I’m a hypno-psychotherapist, author of Time To Talk: How Men Think About Love, Belonging and Connection, and host of the previously named ‘Time To Talk’ podcast. Was a journalist for 5 years in tabloids, and now will be endeavouring on a career in psychology. Interest in therapeutic support for men.
Projects
  • Seven Podcasts to Tune Into In 2019
    Seven Podcasts to Tune Into In 2019
Projects credited in
  • Shaping Up Culture
    Shaping Up CultureI worked with truly inspiring people to create Shaping Up Culture, a collection of inspirational and practical how-to guides by the Black British Business Award Winner Mark Maciver aka Slider Cuts. Shaping Up Culture is based on Maciver's own work in teaching others from a similar background to him how to run a successful business. Shaping Up Culture aims to inspire and equip young people from his community who can so easily get involved in the wrong things, or nothing at all. The book challeng
Work history
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    JournalistDMG Media
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Journalism Metro Newspaper January 2018 – December 2019 Feature Writer My current role largely centres around the following competences: ● Building on relationships with PR and contacts to write exciting and informative features ● Managing MetroFeatures and MetroBookChat Twitter accounts, and Facebook Page. ● Curating the online Metro Bookclub #BookChat through social media channels to inspire growth and original content via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. ● Utilising content creation skills to develop bookclub into a viable and credible base through YouTube and podcasts ● Proofreading features ● Books and Trends pages of the Metro Newspaper. Skills: ● Strong communication skills used for interviewing, negotiating with Public Relations and writing op-eds. ● Meeting stringent deadlines ● SEO and Social Media management to help grow online presence for Metro Features Daily Mail Newspaper Showbiz Reporter Jan 2017 – December 2017 My role contained: ● Covering entertainment news, booking interviews, and writing reviews. ● Attending red carpets, screenings, interviews and press calls ● Specialising in film, books and music. ● Curating contacts public relations and communications, as well as agencies and other Skills: ● Strong communication skills used for interviewing, negotiating with Public Relations and writing strong news pieces ● Meeting stringent deadlines and multi-tasking when on a job for Showbusiness Newsdesk. ● Collaborations on stories with other journalists to maintain professional courtesy and ensure accurate copy is written. General News Reporter July 2016 – Jan 2017 ● Reporting on current affairs, breaking news and writing clean and concise copy. ● Networking, pitching ideas to the news desk and writing features. ● Working to stringent deadlines. Stephen Lawrence Trust Journalism Trainee Scheme Aug 24th 2015 – Oct 23rd 2016 ● 14-month Journalism scholarship funded and powered by the Daily Mail and Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. ● Local paper placement (South London Press), Agency placement (SWNS News) and National placement (Daily Mail) Other writing: National News Agency/SWNS London | Reporter South London Press Newspaper | Reporter Leicester Mercury Newspaper | Reporter Blavity - New York, USA | Contributing Writer VSNotebook – London, UK | Book Reviewer Platform Magazine, NTU – Nottingham, UK | Contributing Writer NoFlyOnTheWall – London, UK | Contributing Writer
Skills
  • Writing
  • Journalism
  • Editing
  • Podcast Production
  • Podcasting
  • Copywriting
  • Copyediting
  • Editing Copy
  • Content Producing
  • Social Media
Education
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    BA(Hons) French and SpanishNottingham Trent
     - Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Education ● Nottingham Trent University, BA Joint (Hons.) French and Spanish Oct 2010 – July 2014 ● Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Sept 2012 - Dec 2012 ● Universidad de Salamanca, Campus Ávila, Spain Jan 2013 – July 2013