Stuart Alderton MBACP (Reg/Accr) Individuals/Couples & Walk-Talk-Therapy

Stuart Alderton MBACP (Reg/Accr) Individuals/Couples & Walk-Talk-Therapy

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10 The Shrubberies
George Lane
South Woodford
E18 1BD

Forest Gate
East London
E7 0AW

0208 221 2416 / 07952382271

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10 The Shrubberies
George Lane
South Woodford
E18 1BD

Forest Gate
East London
E7 0AW

0208 221 2416 / 07952382271

About me

Often people come to counselling with a unclear general feeling of confusion about the way their life is going but don’t always know what is causing this.  Time with your counsellor is a way for you to work out what this confusion and lack of clarity actually means and for you to gain insight into your life and feel restored again.

I'm known to be an open, down-to-earth person who builds strong and supportive relationships with my clients. My approach is collaborative, working alongside each individual.

I tend to work medium term (so 16 - 20 sessions) or more if necessary. This is a non-binding arrangement allowing you the opportunity for us to create an ending when you become aware that you have reached this point.

I am a BACP and BUPA Accredited Counsellor/Therapist with many years experience of offering counselling and psychotherapy - I offer Integrative and Person Centred therapy to individuals and Solution Focused and Imago Relationship Therapy to couples.


I  use the Person Centred and Relational Approach  This means  that rather than trying to direct you to change, I will instead listen to you carefully and create an accepting environment to enable you to explore the issues you bring to counselling. In this way solutions and change will begin to arise from your own wisdom in a gentle and natural way so that change can occur.

As a result of the process people who work with me report that they gain new and clearer perspectives on themselves and their life situation as their self-acceptance and valuing of themselves in relation to the world begins to emerge.  Many of the people who attend my sessions have strong emotions and feel that they cannot cope with their lives.  We will work together as collaboratively in a supportive environment to allow whatever solutions need to emerge to move forward in your life again with greater clarity and freedom.

Your concerns are as unique as you are and some of the areas people approach me for help with are:

•             couples counselling with hetrosexual and same sex couples

•             relating to others in close relationships and social situations

•             breaking unwanted patterns of behaviour that are destructive or keep us stuck

•             developing greater self-esteem and confidence in expressing ourselves

•             working with feelings of loneliness and isolation

•             working with the LGBT community

Also: Depression – Stress and Anxiety – Anger – Work issues – Childhood issues – Parenting issues – Personal Growth and Development – Personal Loss and Bereavement – Eating Disorders – Infertility – Couples Counselling – Relationship Counselling - Sexual Compulsivity.


Movement propels people forward – literally and figuratively. Many of my clients prefer to take their sessions out of the office and into the outdoors. Somehow the simple act of walking while talking out life’s issues creates an environment of possibility and change – of forward movement. Through the rhythm of walking and talking there is a sync between myself and my clients. At a moderate pace, healing and breakthroughs occur!

Walk & Talk sessions are conducted exactly the same way with respect to processing challenges and concerns, discussing relationship worries, working through recovery, healing, and addressing goals – the only difference is our session is conducted outdoors while walking. I conduct my Walk & Talk Sessions from my Forest Gate office which is located on the edge of open parkland (Wanstead Flats).  For further details please see my website



I have extensive experience of working with couples and for further details of this please refer to my website.

Location: South Woodford, Forest Gate, East London, Moorgate Central London

my counselling and psychotherapy practice is within easy reach of Moorgate, City of London, Central London, Forest Gate, Gants Hill, East Ham, Plaistow, Bow, Mile End, Hackney, Poplar, Manor Park, Snaresbrook, West Ham, Chigwell,Wanstead, Buckhurst Hill, Epping, Loughton, Redbridge, Ilford, Romford, Leytonstone, Stratford, East London, Woodford, South Woodford

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited member of the BACP which means that I have satisfied the professional requirements of a rigorous post-qualification process.  I have thorough training both in Therapeutic Counselling and hold a number of qualifications in the field of therapy including. 

- Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis and Psychotherapy;
- Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling;
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Gold Counselling;

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Initially sessions are on a weekly basis.  I take referrals from those who have medical insurance from both BUPA and Aviva.  Early morning appointments are between 7.00am and 9.00am and please enquiry re avaiability of daytime and evening appointments.

I practice in three separate locations. Firstly at Forty Five Central Street Therapy Practice, 45 Central Street, London EC1V 8AB which is a modern bespoke and discreet therapy practice located in a town house 10 minutes walk from Moorgate station. I also practice 10 The Shrubberies, George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1BG (which is opposite Mark's and Spencers). I also practice in Forest Gate London E7 0AW..

Fee for Individuals South Woodford - £80.00
Fee for Couples South Woodford  -  £90.00

Fee for individuals Forest Gate £55.00 (daytime or evening sessions)
Fee for couples Forest Gate £75.00 (daytime or evening session)

I offer a limited number of low cost places for £40.00 per session.  I have none available at the moment but I have a waiting list if you would like to be placed on this and please let me know on contact.

For appointments in Forest Gate it takes five to ten minutes to walk from the nearest bus stops. Buses 56 and 330 stop nearby. It takes fifteen to twenty minutes to walk from the nearest station which is Forest Gate.

For appointments in South Woodford, my practice is 7 minutes walk from South Woodford (Central Line) station and is served by a number of local bus routes.  It is possible to park free of charge in the Sainsburys car park on the opposite side of the road.

Maps & Directions

London, E18 1BD
Forest Gate, E7 0AW

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


daytime and evening appointments and on Saturday morning

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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