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MBACP(Acred) EMDR (Acred), Couple Therapist, Psychotherapist

About me

*** Important support update: Covid-19 pandemic ***

Appointments are now returning to Face-to-Face if requested. Telephone or Video link appointments will remain available, offering personal choice (depending on current availability.) 

Hello, I'm Stuart an Accredited BACP Registered member, Accredited EMDR Practitioner, Qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Couples therapist.

Talking about things that we emotionally struggle with can feel both scary and overwhelming leading to not seeking the support we need. Often, I hear the phrase “others have it far worse than me…” and where there may be a truth in that phrase, I believe YOU are just as important. This is the ethos of my practice.

I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to talk, be heard, your personal experience validated and for positive change to occur. I have also experienced personal therapy so understand how daunting the first step can be; at first I found it scary, challenging but always supportive and it gave me a greater self-belief and deeper understanding of myself that I continue using today.

Free Consultation

Finding the right therapist for YOU is paramount.         

I offer a free initial 45 min consultation for us to meet, for you to ask any questions you may have and us to briefly explore what is impacting you. Don’t worry about having the “right” words; you may feel you want to make changes due to an uncomfortable feeling, unexplained distress or be unsure how to begin to resolve low mood, anxiety or stress. My encouragement is for you to use this independent (from friends/family), impartial and free consultation to see if you want us to work together towards a more positive place.

Taking the first step

I offer the flexibility of daytime, evening and weekend appointments. To arrange your free consultation please call (voicemail available if unable to answer) or text me on 07305 192040.

If you want to you can also look at my website for more of what I can offer:


I`m about to move into newly refurbished premises in Hull`s Old Town; this should be from November 2021. The location will offer easy access to the City Centre, offers a calm environment, wheelchair accessibility,  local Parking and only a 10-minute walk from the City`s Interlink Bus and Railway station.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited EMDR Practitioner 
  • Registered Member of EMDR Association UK
  • Accredited BACP Registered Member                                
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (TA Speciality)
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • IAPT Couples Practitioner
  • BA (Hons) Counselling Studies                 
  • Member of ICEEFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy)

I regularly attend continued professional development (CPD) training and workshops and offer supervision to peers as a trainee supervisor which will lead to becoming an accredited supervisor in the near future.

I am passionate about my work and have years of experience supporting people with varying difficulties, working in hostels, in voluntary and private practice and remain working within the local NHS counselling services.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)


Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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From £45.00 to £70.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Fees and Cancellations

After the initial free consultation, I charge the following fees:

  • Individual: £45.00 per session             
  • Couples: £70.00 per session                 
  • EMDR: £50.00 per session
  • E.A.P / Corporate
    Fees will vary and are negotiable depending on type, duration and location of work.

All sessions are 50-60 minutes, held in the strictest confidence and carry a 48-hr cancellation policy, otherwise fee remains payable.

When I work

I currently have no new availability until Nov. 2021 as moving to newly refurbished premises in Hull`s Old Town. 

Further information

I work with the Adult population of Hull, adhering to the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) “Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy” as well as the ethical standards set down by the EMDR Association UK.

To maintain good standards, ethical practice and as a professional requirement, I meet regularly with supervisors to confidentially discuss all aspects of my work.

I also have Professional Indemnity insurance cover and have been DBS checked.

Avenue House, Studio 3, 157 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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