Stuart Alderton MBACP (Reg/Accr) Individuals/Couples/EMDR Therapy

Stuart Alderton MBACP (Reg/Accr) Individuals/Couples/EMDR Therapy

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Forest Gate
East London
E7 0AW

10 The Shrubberies
George Lane
South Woodford
E18 1BD

0208 221 2416 / 07951382271

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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 people who come to see me. My approach is collaborative, working alongside each individual.

Counselling is either short-term, medium term and long term. 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 completed our work together.

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

I am a trained EMDR Therapist and can integrate this into our work.


Rather than directing 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.

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.  For some people coming to counselling is triggered by them experiencing strong emotions and not be able to cope.  Whatever you bring, we will work together collaboratively and in a supportive environment to allow whatever solutions need to emerge for you to move forward 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

•    working specifically using EMDR to help with recovering from traumatic memories from     your past

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.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited member of the BACP.  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;
- Diploma in EMDR Therapy

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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 till 5.00pm) £60.00 (sessions after 5.00pm)
Fee for couples Forest Gate £80.00

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

Forest Gate, E7 0AW
London, E18 1BD

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


daytime and evening appointments and on Saturday morning

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme