Alan Naughton

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Available for new clients
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Stafford ST17 & Burntwood WS7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life is not straightforward and sometimes overwhelming. Often we know what our difficulties are, sometimes we don't. I offer a friendly, supportive environment in which to talk about what matters most to you, and find ways to move forward.

I am a psychotherapist working for Prohealth UK ( and privately. I have worked in varied settings, providing psychotherapy services for NHS patients, Staffordshire Fire & Police Service, Staffordshire County Council, East Staffs Borough Council, Salford Hospital and local charity.

I work within an existential framework, drawing upon knowledge, training and experience from different therapeutic approaches and schools of thought, all to suit the person sat in front of me.

I work from the grounds of a peaceful former church rectory in Hammerwich near Burntwood, and can also see clients in Stafford.

You can contact me via phone, text or email, to discuss availability or ask any questions about the support I can offer.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling

Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Level A Certificate Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Certificate in EMDR

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£60.00 - £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60 per session - 50 minutes

If your needs are more complex and require a specialist intervention such as EMDR, these will be 90 minute sessions - rate to be discussed.

Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer.

A reduced rate is available to trainee therapists.

Therapy is most effective with regular sessions, typically weekly or fortnightly. This is something to consider when making the commitment to attend. The frequency of sessions is your choice and you can of course disengage at any time.

Therapeutic interventions should be meaningful and not endless. At the outset, I will discuss with you your reasons for engaging with therapy, and the number of sessions you may require. We will revisit this periodically to ensure the sessions are meeting your expectations.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Hammerwich
Tuesday morning - Stafford
Wednesday - Stafford
Thursday - Hammerwich
Friday morning - Hammerwich

Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17

The Old Rectory, Church Lane, Hammerwich, Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7 0JS

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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