Alan StoddartPsychotherapy and Counselling in Islington & Hackney

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Hello and welcome. I offer weekly Core-Process Psychotherapy sessions in Highbury and Islington and Hackney, close to Central London.

About Me

I am a senior trainee psychotherapist at the Karuna Institute in Devon in the final stages of my clinical year. I therefore offer reduced rate sessions at this time. I am fully registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and am insured to practice. For more information about me, click here.

What is Core-Process Psychotherapy?

CPP is sometimes described as a body oriented psychotherapy, and one that is influenced by by both psychodynamic psychotherapy and Buddhist understanding about the nature of the relationship between mind and body. It is also sometimes called mindfulness-based psychotherapy. Working with and including the body in psychotherapy is becoming increasingly recognised, as supportive of working at depth and leading to effective outcomes in therapy. To find out more about this, click here.

I have over fifteen years experience of working in social work with children and families. These experiences have
including working to support children and families with high levels of stress and clients suffering with mental health difficulties, trauma, relationship difficulties. I have also have experience of working with clients with bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression and addiction related issues amongst others. ​I currently work as an Independent Child Protection Chair for a Central London Borough.


What May Have Brought You Here

You may be new to therapy, or be familiar with what therapy can offer. You may have come with a particular problem, be frustrated by repeating certain patterns or wish to build on the inner work you have already done in therapy.

Exploring What Psychotherapy Can Offer

In our work together, I hope we can create a therapeutic alliance in which you can really explore your process at depth. Core-Process Psychotherapy does this by including not only our thoughts but our sensations and feelings in the body.

Many of the difficulties we face in life relate to experiences we have had in the past, particularly in childhood. Our ways of coping with these issues often become habitual in terms of our behaviour. Understanding how to work with and explore these difficulties can be an important part of therapy. When we meet we can explore what your goals from therapy are and any questions you may have.

Areas I Work With

I work with a range of issues that include working with stress, anxiety and depression, relational difficulties, issues of intimacy, loss and bereavement, self limiting patterns, addiction issues, intercultural and identity and some mental health difficulties. I also work with issues such as intrusive thoughts, paranoia, issues from childhood that may impact on your relationships, trauma, self limiting patterns and in terms of supporting you with the goals you may have in your life. Click here for more information.

Reduced Rate Sessions

I am a senior trainee psychotherapist completing the final stages of training which means I am able to currently therapy at a reduced rate. Sessions cost £40 and last for one hour.

Free Consultations

I offer free 45 minute consultations in private and comfortable therapy rooms, where we can decide if it feels right for us to work together. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions on the link or number above.


The therapy rooms I use are located close to Hackney Central and Highbury and Islington Stations and are within easy reach of Central London. See the contact section for more information.

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