About Me

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Kevin Alton (Fdsc, Bsc)

CEO

I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor  and registered with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), with an Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling Completed in 2018.

I gained my degree in Counselling from University Centre Weston, which is validated by Bath Spa university. Since graduating, I have continued to study both formally and informally and I regularly undertake a range of professional development activities. I also have regular clinical supervision.

I have experience of working through recognised issues such as abandonment, anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship issues including divorce, bereavement, sex addiction, domestic violence, relational issues, sexual abuse, and addictions to alcohol and drugs. I also work with issues that are less easy to define – confusion and lack of direction, loss of joy or difficulty finding the meaning in life, difficulties in relating to others, concerns about identity or sexuality, to name a few.

As well as my private practice, I am a counsellor for a local charity whose services are open to everyone.

Training, qualifications & experience


Foundation Degree in Counselling - Bath Spa University.

BSc (Hons), Counselling. Bath Spa University.

Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling.

Certificate: Integration of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy with Mindfulness Interventions

Certificate in Transactional Analysis 101


 Continued Professional Development

Advanced couples counselling- Fundamentals

Impasse training

Advanced couples counselling - Meeting partners needs

Working with Archetypes

Advanced couples counselling- Communication and difference

Sex and love addiction

Advanced couples counselling - sex and ageing

Working creatively with clients

Advanced couples counselling - couples in conflict

Working with clients using techniques from Gestalt theory

Advanced couples counselling- Dealing with affairs

 

How I Work

I use an integrative approach, meaning I will use a variety of different techniques to help you in your journey; we are all unique so it is important that I adjust my techniques depending on your needs, recognise and respect your uniqueness and move at a pace with which you are comfortable. The sessions are not about me offering advice; I aim to be genuine, non-judgemental, reliable and empathetic to help you better understand yourself, enabling you to gain clarity on aspects of your life, resolve problems which are troubling you, make decisions that are right for you, enhancing self-confidence and ultimately helping you to achieve a happier life.

Reaching out for help can be difficult and daunting, as can coming in for your first session. When we meet for the first time, it will be an opportunity to get to know each other; we can discuss what it is you would like to bring to therapy and what you would like to achieve. I work in an honest and down to earth way and will ask you a few questions, discuss some of the events that have brought you to therapy and look at how my services might be able to help you. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions you have about counselling. Then if you decide to continue, we can agree on a regular appointment schedule (normally 6, which can be extended if we wish) to explore the next steps in your journey and how we can undertake them together. I have daytime and evening appointments available and am happy to work with either a fixed number of sessions or an open ended arrangement.

I practice in accordance with the BACP ethical framework.