Stuart Alderton AF-EMDR, Counselling Individuals/Couples
We live in unprecedented times. The restrictions imposed on us all to manage the spread of Covid19 have had a huge impact on society and ourselves as indivIduals. Many of us are anxious about job security and the wider impact of lockdown on the economy. There is also a collective uncertainty about the future which is affecting our relationships and our emotional well being. Many of us are isolated and finding it hard to manage our mental health and can't access face to face therapy.
I am therefore offering a discount of £5 per session off my normal fee on blocks of six online counselling sessions. These will allow you to talk about your concerns about the impact of the crisis on your life and to help find a way forward as well as ease the effect of isolation.
Many people are a little nervous about pursuing on-line/telephone counselling at first, but most report that after a few minutes it can feel like you are in the room with the counsellor in the same way as with face-to-face work
I am experienced in both face-to-face work and online counselling and therapy.
What I offer as individual therapy has evolved into an approach which quickly gets to the heart of your issues; it offers a range of ways of working to try to accurately match your need and in the most effective and time efficient way. My approach is both friendly and warm. Therapy can often be refreshingly brief and, as far as possible, an enjoyable/rewarding experience, particularly when long standing issues have been completely resolved.
I currently offer AF-EMDR Therapy, Relational Psychotherapy and Counselling, and separately Couples Therapy in East London. What I offer as individual therapy has evolved into an approach which quickly gets to the heart of your issues; it offers a range of ways of working to try to accurately match your need and in the most effective and time efficient way. My approach is both friendly and warm. Therapy can often be refreshingly brief and, as far as possible, an enjoyable/rewarding experience, particularly when long standing issues have been completely resolved.
AF-EMDR is a highly effective treatment often used to treat depression, anxiety, pain management and the effect of painful memories from our past. It is a proven technique to overcome the legacy of abuse from childhood or deeply upsetting experiences which have remained stored in the system for instance the effects of being “othered” or “childhood bullying” which can affect your ability to fully enjoy life.
Often the trauma is so severe that it disrupts the normal functioning of the brain and leads to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in which flashbacks, panic or general discomfort are so invasive that everyday life becomes unbearable. Experiences such as war, childhood trauma, surgical trauma, accidents and other deeply distressing events can be processed and released during an EMDR session.
As a result of the process clients report that they gain new and clearer perspectives on themselves and their life situation as their self-acceptance and value 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. Through working together in a supportive environment necessary solutions emerge to gain the clarity and freedom to move forward in life.
Your concerns are as unique as you are and some of the areas people approach me for help with are: • couples counselling with heterosexual 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis and Psychotherapy;
- Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling;
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Gold Counselling;
- Diploma in EMDR Therapy
- Advanced Certificate in Attachment Focussed EMDR Therapy
- Advanced Certificate in Working with Couples
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I take referrals from those who have medical insurance from both BUPA and most other private medical insurers. 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 self-funding individuals South Woodford - £80.00
Fee for self-funding couples South Woodford - £90.00
Fee for self-funding individuals Forest Gate £60.00
Fee for self-funding couples Forest Gate £85.00
I charge separate fees for insurance companies and EAP's and please inquire
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.