Alan HudsonCounselling in Swanage, Dorset

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Counselling and Psychotherapy in Swanage

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My name is Alan Hudson and I am a Family Psychotherapist and an Accredited EMDR practitioner.

I offer a service to people who are seeking help with emotional, behavioural or relationship problems. The main forms of therapy I offer are Family Therapy and EMDR. These are described in more detail in the 'Counselling and Therapies' section

I specialise in helping children, young people and their families with a wide range of difficulties that can occur in the course of their development. I am a very experienced in this field having worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in London for many years.

If your children are facing challenges then psychological therapies, like family therapy and EMDR, can be really helpful. It is not always easy as a parent or carer to know how best to support your child. I aim to work in a collaborative and non blaming way to help children, adolescents and families to make sense of their experiences and work through solutions and strategies to manage these.

I work with individuals, couples and adult family groups looking for help and support with emotional problems, difficulties in relationships or other stresses in family life.

Family Therapy ( sometimes called Systemic Psychotherapy) is a well established form of therapy that helps people in close relationship help each other. It enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Individuals also can find Family Therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect upon and strengthen important relationships.

I work with adults, young people, and families struggling with psychological trauma and anxiety by using EMDR. This is a relatively new form of psychotherapy. It is also helpful for a variety of emotional and behaviour problems in adults and children. There is a wealth of information on the internet about current research into EMDR (Further information is available on the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland website at )

I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapy supervisor and I am available for supervision. If you are a therapist /counsellor seeking supervision please contact me to discuss your requirments. I am registered as a supervisor with the UKCP and AFT

I offer a free 45 minute telephone consultation to talk over the reason for your contacting me, to look at your options and to think about whether I am the right person to help you and / or your family. This also offers you the opportunity to ask any questions about me and my practice that are not covered here.

• I am skilled at helping with :
Psychological Trauma
Emotional and behavioural problems
Relationship stress and conflict
Anxiety including panic attacks

My Swanage counselling practice is within easy reach of Wareham, Poole and other locations on or near the Isle of Purbeck or south Dorset

Please see FAQ for information about my fees and what to expect from me

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