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About me

I am a transpersonal psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner. I run a private psychotherapeutic practice in Cuffley near Potters Bar and in Paddington (Little Venice London). I offer short and long-term therapy. I specialise in Trauma, PTSD, Trauma Associated Tinnitus and associated conditions of Anxiety, Stress and Depression.

How I work

I work in an integrative, holistic way providing supportive, empathetic and compassionate psychotherapy for my clients. This helps to provide a safe space for you to explore your difficulties as part of a strong therapeutic relationship.

I work with you to help you explore and empower yourself to find a way through the psychological and somatic difficulties which you might be having. This is achieved by way of psychotherapy, creative imagination, creative practical work, body work, mindfulness, EMDR and practical interventions

EMDR Therapy

EMDR therapy is the leading evidence based treatment for trauma an PTSD. In sessions I use bilateral stimulation in the form or taps, hand movements or tactile units. This tried and tested technique can also be used for phobias, anxiety and tinnitus.

Therapy Sessions

Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes and are carried out on a weekly basis. They take place in a calm and confidential therapeutic environment.

Email me today to arrange a free initial telephone consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Part 1
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Part 2
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Part 3
  • Foundation Certificate in Fundamentals of Counselling and Psychotherapy


  • Fresh Start - Psychotherapist & Counsellor
  • Change Grow Live (CGL) - Addiction and Recovery Counsellor
  • Maytree - Training to provide support to clients contemplating suicide
  • East Coast Recovery - Working with clients in an addiction setting
  • Rethink - Safeguarding training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

I specialise in Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma Associated Tinnitus

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

The Cuffley Location

£70.00 Per 50 minute psychotherapy session

£80.00 Per 50 minute EMDR session

The London Paddington Practice

£90.00 Per 50 minute psychotherapy session

£100.00 Per 50 minute EMDR session

Email me today to arrange a free initial telephone consultation.


I am very flexible regarding availability. I offer daytime and evening appointments and try to work around your availability.


Beauchamp Lodge
2 Warwick Crescent
Little Venice
W2 6NE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Matthew Alderton

Matthew Alderton