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Alan Tidmarsh PhD Counsellor, EMDR Therapist & Supervisor

Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2QR
07722 610663 07722 610663 Registered / Accredited
Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2QR

About me

I am a focusing-oriented therapist, supervisor, and AF-EMDR therapist. I hold qualifications in Counselling, Focusing-oriented therapy, Supervision and EMDR therapy.

Having worked substantially in counselling for drug and alcohol problems, my PhD researched the theory and practice of therapy for addictions in some depth. Recently I have also been involved in couples work and therapy that takes a cognitive-analytic orientation.

Currently, I offer counselling, EMDR therapy and clinical supervision in private practice. I also counsel survivors of sexual abuse in a local charity. In the past I have acted as an Associate Tutor for the University of East Anglia and a Psychological Practitioner for the NHS in a drug and alcohol partnership.

I enjoy offering focusing-oriented therapy, shaping the process to meet the need of a client. I like to be open-minded in supervision and enjoy working with therapists from a variety of orientations.

Having been trained in Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) I am enjoying incorporating this with focusing into my work with clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Diploma in Counselling (2007),
  • PG Diploma in Focusing-oriented Therapy (2008),
  • BACP Accreditation (2010),
  • PhD - Focusing-oriented Therapy for Addictions (2104),
  • Certificate in Supervision (2017)
  • EMDR Therapist (2019)
  • AF-EMDR Therapist (2020)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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

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£45 per hour (Counselling and Supervision)

£90 per EMDR Session (90 minutes)

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

122 Trafford Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Wheelchair user access


Working from home I find I can be flexible to accommodate shift workers and those with domestic commitments.

Types of client

Older adults


I am a focusing-oriented supervisor working in person and online (Zoom).  I qualified in supervision with CSTD (London and Findhorn) and offer supervision to therapists and others working from a variety of orientations.

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Alan Tidmarsh PhD Counsellor, EMDR Therapist & Supervisor

Alan Tidmarsh PhD Counsellor, EMDR Therapist & Supervisor