Welcome to Alan Hudson Counselling

Online EMDR and Family Counselling

Welcome to my website. My name is Alan Hudson, I provide EMDR and Family Counselling Online.

Psychotherapy and counselling which pays attention to your needs and privacy

I am an EMDR Europe Accredited and Systemic (Family) Psychotherapist.


• Individuals

• Families

• Couples

• Young people over 13 years of age

• I offer support to parents who have concerns about their children's emotional and mental health

• I offer supervision to other psychotherapists and counsellors

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About Me

  • I worked as a manager, supervisor and clinician in Child and Adolescent Mental Health for over 25 years.
  • I am registered with UKCP/Institute of Family Therapy and AFT, both as a Psychotherapist and a Supervisor.
  • I have an earlier background in teaching and social work.
  • I have been a Professional Advisor for Young Minds Parents Helpline - a national service - since 2000
  • I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office
  • I have an enhanced DBS certificate
Profession Qualifications
  • MSc Family Therapy, (Institute of Family Therapy, London) 1996
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy Supervision, (Institute of Family Therapy, London) 2008
  • Accredited Practitioner EMDR ( EMDR Association of UK and Ireland) 2016
Areas of Specialism
  • Child and Adolescent Emotional and Mental Health
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship difficulties
Personal Approach

I aim to work in a collaborative manner with those who seek my help and I strive to provide an excellent and equitable service whatever their background and beliefs.


I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the EMDR Association (Europe)

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Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic approach for the effective treatment of post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as a broad range of emotional difficulties including anxiety and depression. This is an evidence based treatments for adults and young people.

Traumatic experiences may include major incidents such as accidents, violence or sexual abuse, but may also include distress arising from less obviously dramatic events like bullying, rejection in personal relationships or downturns in work or professional life.

NHS (NICE) guidelines suggest that about 12 sessions are required for a single trauma but longer where there is multiple trauma.

I am happy to be contacted either by e-mail or telephone to explore whether this approach may be helpful.

For more information visit EMDR Association UK.

Family Therapy

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.

Family therapy is a tried and tested therapy with the backing of research evidence. When used with children and young people it has proved particularly successful in helping with conduct problems, depression, deliberate self harm, eating problems and conflict in relationships. It can also be very helpful in adult couples where one or both partners are experiencing depression.

For more information visit Website of The Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice


I offer a free initial 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. This can last up to 45 minutes

If we then agree to meet online for an initial assessment - this if for us to explore your concerns more fully together and to think about what is most likely to help - I charge £80 for a 90 minute session. I generally use the video platform Zoom for this. I also use other specialist platforms for EMDR work.

For subsequent meetings the fee is £60 for one hour

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Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07789 162087 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services. Find out more by reading my Privacy Policy.

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