Alan works from a person-centered and existential perspective, working together with you to help make meaning of your difficulties, and to take positive steps to create the life that you want.
- MEd Counselling Psychology
- BSc Health Science
- Cert Community Counselling
- Member / British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Fellow / The Royal Society of Arts (The RSA)
Alan completed his master’s level training in counselling psychology in Vancouver, Canada before moving to London in 2016. His background is in health & wellness, and he has a keen interest in the mind-body connection when working with difficult cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges. He is an active runner, yoga practitioner, and health educator, and is also interested in the healing benefits of the arts, and how the creative process contributes to growth and development—within a socially and ecologically conscious and connected way.
How he works
Alan works from a person-centered and existential perspective. What this means practically is that he is a facilitator in the therapeutic process, with you as the expert in your own life. He will work together with you to help you make meaning of your difficulties. This includes gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, experiencing non-judgmental acceptance, and taking positive steps to create the life that you want.
What happens in therapy?
Therapy usually begins with a brief phone consultation to discuss what you would like to achieve from the sessions. A short personal history form is then filled out to further give him a sense of your situation. From there, an initial face-to-face meeting is arranged to see if you are a good fit. Once a commitment to therapy is made, a weekly meeting time will be arranged. Progress is then regularly reviewed, and any adjustments are made according to your goals. Alan’s commitment is to make therapy as beneficial and rewarding for you as possible.
Areas of Interest
Alan has many interests, some of which are stress/anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, addictions, low self-esteem, sexual identity, men’s health/suicide prevention, and psychedelic integration.