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Welcome - those that seek me out usually have a tale to tell and I imagine you might be the same. I’d like to invite you to tell me about your ups and downs and all your in-betweens and all the things you’ve lost and gained. I imagine some of it might be challenging to tell and parts of it you’ve never shared with anyone else and somewhere in there; I imagine there is an aspect of you that feels stuck and can’t move forward. I suspect you’d like to get this moving again; this is I guess is why you’re reading this and this is where I help.

I’ve learnt that if I really listen to you and in the most accepting way, your own deep insights will emerge and perhaps you’ll start to see solutions to problems and begin to move forward with your life

I can imagine you’ve felt the way you do for some time, and hope you can begin to feel hopeful or even excited now about the possibility of change; of freeing yourself from unhelpful thoughts about yourself and world and getting back on track. Now you know where I am all you have to do is get in touch. So lets begin….


I will work collaboratively with you respecting your culture and background and will draw from all of my experience and the tools available to me so that we together can find the necessary approach that will enable you in moving forward in positive ways giving you a more fulfilling experience of life.

What I hope to offer you as individual therapy is an approach which I want to be warm and refreshing and can quickly get to the heart of your issues in the attempt to provide you a range of ways of supporting you to accurately match your need, in the most effective and time efficient way and in the spirit of openness and acceptance..

Therapy is often refreshingly brief and, as far as possible, an enjoyable/rewarding experience, particularly when long standing issues have been completely resolved.

Many Years of training and experience as both a Relational and Person-Centred Counsellor/Therapist as well as an EMDR Therapist have given me a mixture of proven and established ways of working with you to achieve personal growth and balance.

I practice from a discreet and private studio at my home address in Forest Gate, East London and you can be assured of a comfortable safe and private environment to explore the issues you bring to the counselling process.

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

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

I take referrals from those who have medical insurance from both BUPA and most other private medical insurers.  Appointments are available from 7.00am to 8.00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Friday's and Saturday mornings.

I practice in Forest Gate London E7 0AW and also  10 The Shrubberies, George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1BG (which is opposite Mark's and Spencers).

£65.00 discounted daytime session  (50 mins session) for self-funding individuals for sessions before 5.00pm  Forest Gate

£70.00 evening session from 5.00pm (50 mins session) for self-funding individuals Forest Gate

£100.00 (75 mins sessions) for self-funding couples Forest Gate

Fee for self-funding individuals (50 mins) South Woodford - £95.00
Fee for self-funding couples (75 mins) South Woodford  -  £120.00

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.


Monday 5.00pm - 9.00 - Tuesday 8.00am - 9.00pm - Wednesday 8.00am - 9.00pm - Thursday 8.00pm - 5.00pm

Forest Gate
East London
E7 0AW

10 The Shrubberies
George Lane
South Woodford
E18 1BD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Stuart Alderton

Stuart Alderton