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About me

My name is Alan Stokes, I offer everyone an initial consultation session to discuss their needs and the expectations of undertaking therapy.

Whether you need to reduce your anxiety and stress, manage your weight, understand your anger, improve your relationships and confidence, remove fears or phobias, gain more motivation or achieve sporting excellence along with many other issues, we have the answer, so come along and enjoy making positive changes in a relaxed and professional environment with a tailored therapy to your own specific goals and outcomes.

Throughout my career I have seen a wide range of issues and problems people have from stress, anxiety, and countless family problems that I believe I can help you with, giving each individual case my utmost attention. You will receive professional personal and individually tailored treatment/therapy to maximize the positive outcomes you desire.

My practice offers a therapy room that encourages you to feel at ease and comfortable. It is based near the centre of Plymouth and has easy parking and access.

You will have an opportunity to discuss with me your specific needs and the desired changes you wish to make, I will answer any of your questions and offer my professional advice and way forward for you.

I look forward to working with you and please contact me for your initial consultation.

I am registered with t The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by all their strict codes of conduct and ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked within the charity sector during my career supporting people and families during their times of crisis before setting up my own practice based in Plymouth.

Throughout my career I have seen a wide range of issues and problems people have from stress, anxiety and countless family problems that I can help you with, giving each individual person my upmost attention.You will receive professional personal and individually tailored therapy to maximise the positive outcomes you desire.

I have specific training and experience in areas of anger, anxiety, domestic abuse, PTSD, mindfulness, tinnitus, relationship and addictions.

I have a wide range of experience of supporting individuals experiencing pain and discomfort and also work with sports minded people to increase their motivation and help them achieve their goals.

I also helped facilitate a Tinnitus Support group for people experiencing and living with tinnitus and hearing loss its effects on an individual’s life and how this impact’s on both themselves and their families this is an area I am very passionate about. I work extensively with tinnitus sufferers and their families to help them understand the impacts on their emotional health and well-being and how the brain can focus on the negative impact and symptoms of these conditions and how they can be supported during this time.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Tinnitus, Motivation, Weight management, Phobias and fears

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

My fees are £48 per hour for individuals and £68 for a couple, I offer discounts to service personnel, emergency service personnel, NHS staff and students.
I also work with people on low incomes finding ways to allow them access to counselling and hypnotherapy please contact me for details.


Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 8.00 pm Saturday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Horizon Counselling Services
3rd Floor
3 The Crescent

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Alan Stokes MBACP

Alan Stokes MBACP