Alan Stoddart Psychotherapy

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY IN KENTISH TOWN, LONDON


Introduction

Psychotherapy in Kentish Town, London

Hello and welcome. I am a psychotherapist working in Camden, just North of Kentish Town.


The kind of psychotherapy I practice is heart based and relational. This includes what we experience in the body, and encourages us to gradually come into relationship with all of our experience, including those parts that do not feel ok and are hard to be with. In so doing we can learn to trust our hearts more. It is a form of therapy that can facilitate deep healing and transformational change.

The therapy is held with warmth and positive regard, in a compassionate field of holding where all your experience is welcome.

To book a consultation or to ask me any questions click here.

Why Psychotherapy?

It is not always easy to find permission for what we may be feeling. Depression and anxiety, relationship problems, addictions, coping with loss and trauma, self limiting patterns - all these can leave us feeling isolated and alone with nowhere to turn.

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A Unique Relationship

Psychotherapy offers a relationship where we can explore what may not feel possible in other relationships. Warmth and compassion, and safety and authenticity are therefore important. It is a means for self growth, empowerment and finding increased happiness in life.

The Right Support

A good therapist will point out areas where we are stuck, help us to deepen in our work and support us in reclaiming parts of ourself we may have denied due to defences from childhood and other difficult experiences.


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Core Process Psychotherapy

Core Process Psychotherapy is a mindfulness-based form of psychotherapy, and includes what we feel in the body in terms of sensations, feelings and emotions. It is a way of working that offers increased safety in the relationship and a deep potential for healing and transformational change.

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About Me


UKCP Registered

I am a psychotherapist registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am fully insured and receive clinical supervision on all my work.


Style of Therapy

As a therapist I am interested in supporting clients to come more into relationship to their hearts, to trusting their feelings more, and to find deeper connection to self and in relationships, through a deeper connection to the body. I work with a wide range of issues as a therapist, feel free to contact me for more information.


Background

My last career was in children and families social work in which I worked for over fifteen years. This work offered me experience that supports my work as a psychotherapist.


I have an interest in languages and community work and have lived in both India and France. I hold a BA in Hindi from the School of Oriental and African Studies and an MA in Social Work and MA in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute, Devon. I have a long standing meditation practice, and love music and travel.

My location

Sessions take place at my flat in Dartmouth Park, close to Hampstead Heath and just off Highgate Road, that is walking distance from Gospel Oak Overground and Tufnell Park underground station. It is a short bus ride from Kentish Town underground station.


In addition to providing face-to-face therapy, I also offer online and telephone sessions.

Fees & availability

Cost per session is £70. Sessions last 50 minutes.


As well as in person sessions I also offer online and telephone sessions.


Get in touch


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

An initial consultation can support you to explore the reasons for coming to therapy and and get a feeling for how it may be for us to work together.


You can also call me or email me direct at info@alanstoddart.com.


Why Psychotherapy?

New Ways of Relating

With skill, a therapist can hold the vulnerable and denied parts of you in the relationship, allowing new ways of relating to your experience to arise that lead you to face your suffering and move forward having healed, with increased understanding and purpose.


Why Explore Suffering?

By exploring your suffering in relationship, you can let go of feelings of shame and repressed feelings that lead you to feel not good enough for life, thereby opening up new energy in your body to create the life you long for. You can also heal your pains and trauma, not only through speaking of your difficulties but in feeling this in your body and so allowing these energies to express themselves and so transform and heal.

Core Process Psychotherapy

Core Process Psychotherapy is an in depth, longer term form of psychotherapy. It is:


Relational


The therapist brings a sense of warmth and compassion to the sessions. Safety and authenticity are important. The therapist is impacted by what you bring and journeys with you at every stage of the therapy.


Body Oriented


Safety and attunement to your needs is reinforced by the grounded presence of the therapist through awareness of the body, and a deepening of embodied experience. In CPP there is the option to orientate to the body and work with your arising experience in this way.


Integrative


CPP draws on different traditions of therapy. This includes Western psychodynamic theories such as analytic theory and attachment theory, and Buddhist understanding relating to the nature of 'bodymind'.


Transpersonal


CPP is considered a transpersonal psychotherapy, where working with the imagination, symbols, use of dreams, archetypes and ancestral work can support your work undertaken in therapy.


Connected to Wellbeing


Helping you to access a renewed sense of wellbeing is central to Core Process Psychotherapy.


The term 'Core' in 'Core Process' refers to a natural state of wellbeing we feel in the present moment and is at the heart of the work I do as a therapist. We experience this in deep sleep. In relationship, access to this state can be deeply healing.


Modern Science and Eastern Wisdom


There is increasing crossover between neuroscience and Buddhist thinking in the understanding of human behaviour. Research has shown three elements support good outcomes in therapy: i. The therapist creating a sense of safety in the therapy, ii. The grounded presence of the therapist and iii. Supporting the client to bring their issues into the present moment. For more information see the Links page.

Links

The Karuna Institute, founded by Maura and Franklyn Sills in 1984, is an international residential training and retreat centre that offers UKCP accredited psychotherapy training grounded in mindfulness practice.

www.karuna-institute.co.uk/core-process-psychotherapy.html


The UK Council for Psychotherapists website (UKCP). The leading organisation for the education, training, accreditation and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors in the UK.


www.psychotherapy.org.uk

The Association of Core-Process Psychotherapists (ACPP) is the professional association of psychotherapists trained at the Karuna Institute.

www.acpponline.net


The Association of Core-Process Psychotherapists (ACPP) is the professional association of psychotherapists trained at the Karuna Institute.


Research providing evidence that therapeutic presence, safety and orientation of the client to their present experience supports good therapeutic outcomes in therapy.


psycnet.apa.org/record/2014-37846-003


A mindfulness teacher who provides guided meditations and reflections on her website, including techniques which support developing awareness in day to day life.


www.tarabrach.com/rain