Stuart Alderton 

AF-EMDR Therapist, Integrative Relational Psychotherapist and Couples Therapist



50 min
We will work together to create a safe collaborative relationship in which you can speak freely about yourself in an accepting and non-judgemental environment and reflect on what's going on for you. I believe that you are the most credible source of information on yourself and that together we can create the opportunity to tap into and understand your experience, feelings and behaviours so that you can make choices that are satisfying to you and help you move forward from where you are now to where you want to be.


I currently offer Relational Psychotherapy, AF-EMDR Therapy 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 bothfriendly and warm.  Therapy tends to 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.


Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Gold Counselling

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Diploma in EMDR Therapy

Advanced Certificate in Attachment Focussed EMDR



Attachment focused



Self-esteem, trauma, bereavement, sex & sexuality, relationships, complex trauma, loneliness, anxiety, depression, couples therapy, work issues, eating disorders, infertility, stress and minority stress


Early childhood issues

Emotional abuse

Low self-esteem

Single incident trauma

Complex trauma

Self-sabotaging behaviour


Sexual compulsivity