Kevin Alton (Fdsc, MBACP)
If you are reading this, you are most likely experiencing a difficult time in your life, feeling pain or distress. Or there may just be issues and areas in your life that you want to change. Your feelings could be due to things that happened a long time ago, more recently, or a current unexpected life event.
Talking about things in a confidential setting, without judgement or expectation can help to relieve difficult, confusing and painful feelings. The awareness gained can help you to make creative, positive choices and move on with your life, living to your full potential.
Counselling can offer a wonderful opportunity to really be heard and have your experiences validated. Whether you need someone to just listen, or, if you find it difficult to talk about your feelings we can use creative and imaginative techniques (such as mind mapping or drawing a life line) to help you find your voice.
During our initial sessions we will explore what’s not working in your life and what you most long for. While working together we may experience sadness, anxiety or stress, but we may also find ourselves laughing; humour can be a very important part of the healing process.
I will help you to discover tools and resources deep within that may have been forgotten or lost along the way. I will also help you to create new internal resources to enrich your life. Throughout our work together, I will be accepting and open. I will always seek to understand – and help you to understand – what is really going on for you, enriching your insight into your own inner world and your outer life.
For couples my focus is always to support and encourage a positive outcome for both people and to find a deeper love and understanding for yourself and others. Whether the intention is to stay together or separate amicably, the work of couples therapy is to unfold and inquire into the state that your relationship is in and to address that which is holding you back from having the relationship that you hope for. It may seem hard to imagine that if the state of the relationship can be understood with care, then what can come out of this can be relationship treasure, leading to greater intimacy and understanding of one another.
If you are ready to begin or continue with counselling, please give me a call or send me an email and we can arrange an initial session, an opportunity for you to get a sense of whether having therapy with me would be right for you. I will respond to your enquiry as quickly as possible.
I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor and psychotherapist and registered with the BACP (British association of counselling and psychotherapy) offering a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to help you work through any difficulties that you are experiencing or past events that may be troubling you.
Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling Completed in 2018.
My professional background was within the customer service industry, I have always enjoyed working with people and now, having fulfilled a dream of attending University, I embarked upon a complete career change at the age of 32 and have never looked back.
I gained my degree in Counselling from Weston University. Since graduating, I have continued to study both formally and informally and undertake a range of professional development activities, at University and with annual training and I also have regular clinical supervision.
I have professional and personal experience of working through recognised issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship issues including divorce, bereavement and sex addiction domestic violence, relational issues, sexual abuse, addictions to alcohol, drugs.
I also work with issues that are less easy to define – confusion and lack of direction, loss of joy or meaning in life, difficulties in relating to others, concerns about identity or sexuality.
As well as my private practice, I am a counsellor for a local charity whose services are open to everyone.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Session time: 60 Minutes
Cost: Individuals £35 per session / Couples £45 per session
Concessions Made for low income and Students
24 hour Cancellation policy
Session will be on a weekly basis (unless otherwise discussed). No Limit on amount of sessions
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day times, Evenings & Weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|