- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, I’m Stuart. I’m an integrative psychotherapist working online at the moment.
Thank you for coming to look at my profile. It’s can feel like a massive step to find a therapist to work with and I really want to celebrate your decision to do something good for you and those you care about. Good therapy changes people’s lives and you deserve the right therapy for you.
People often come to me feeling a little lost in life, in need of some extra help to find their way forward. Sometimes we face a sudden crisis that overwhelms us. Other times we struggle alone for many years, not knowing how to find the support we need. Life can feel really hard at times, especially when we feel alone with our struggles. We know we want something different, but we don't know how to get there on our own. By reaching out for someone to join you in your struggles you are taking the first step towards feeling better. I want to come alongside you and help you find your way forward. By facing your most challenging situations together we can help you regain control of your life and find the change you're looking for.
I know how daunting it can be trying to choose the right therapist for you from a long list of profiles. How do you know who will feel right for you?
To help you make your decision I offer an initial trial therapy session that is free if you decide you don’t want to continue our work together, no strings attached. You'll get a whole session to experience what it's like to work with me, with no obligations, so you can judge for yourself if I'm offering what you're looking for.
My first goal is for us to build a relationship where you feel safe and supported. I will value you as a human being and accept all the parts of you without judgement. I will celebrate your strengths. I will be honest with you, and I will encourage you to be honest with me. I will invite you to explore your feelings and to try out new experiences with me, but we can always put things aside if it doesn't feel right for you. I will keep our conversations strictly confidential.
As we get to know each other I will try to understand how you experience life, so I can almost walk in your shoes, and you can feel me with you. I will be curious about your emotions, how things feel for you in your body, as well as the thoughts and behaviours that accompany them. I want to help you slow down and connect with your feelings, to understand what they are telling us, and what they need to help you feel better. By allowing ourselves to feel what we have been holding back, we engage our body's natural self-healing process, feeling the incredible relief that comes with it. We'll take our time with this, going at the pace that feels right for you. I want your experience of therapy with me to feel good, even when it's hard.
My initial training was in an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy. Since then I have been learning the healing model of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy). AEDP is an emotion focussed approach to therapy based around a deeply caring and compassionate therapeutic relationship.
I currently hold an AEDP Level 2 qualification.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy