Alan Sparkes

Psychotherapist & Counsellor

Dip Contemporary Psychotherapy, MLNP, BSc Psych

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I am a qualified BACP registered therapist. I help people heal and integrate. I’m a parent, a skateboarder, a basketball player and I’ve done quite a lot of therapy. I don't do psychic amputation. I believe you can't cut off a part of yourself you don’t like or that causes you pain and that you will run into more problems if you try. I do believe you can reach into your heart and soul through therapy and establish a healing relationship that will give you the resources you need to live well and fully. I work short and long term, face to face and online. Sessions: 50 mins Cost: £65 ( some concessions available)

AbuseADHDAlcohol Abuse and Alcohol DependenceAnxietyBereavementBipolarChronic Pain or IllnessDepressionDissociative Disorder (DD)InfertilityLGBTQ IssuesLoss or GriefMen’s IssuesOCDPanicPanic AttacksParentingPersonal GrowthPTSDRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSelf-HarmingSexual AbuseSuicidal IdeationTrauma

My approach, training and practice is in Contemporary Psychotherapy an integrative and outcome oriented approach intended to organically facilitate recovery, growth and healing. As a therapist it is my aim to be accurately adaptable to the unique experience and functioning patterns of you as the client, tailoring my approach to the uniqueness of each person. I focus not just on your personal history, but especially on your immediate needs and your short and long term well-being, for now and in the manageable future. My approach is strongly influenced by the work of legendary therapist Milton Erickson, and aims to provide a safe and relaxing approach, working with you to find your change and heal in harmony with your own unique sense of self..

I have a BSc Hons degree in Psychology as a mature student and started psychotherapy training at 28yrs of age at The Metanoia Institute in West London. Here I did 4yrs of Transactional Analysis (TA) psychotherapy and worked at Hackney Bereavement Service and ran a private practice in North London. I’ve taught psychology undergraduates at Middlesex University and also taught & facilitated groups at the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy. I have qualified as master practitioner in NLP and my recent training includes qualifying with a Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy that integrates systemic NLP as an outcome oriented approach. I am a member of BACP(British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and also work as a volunteer counsellor at the Terrence Higgins Trust in Brighton. I have a special interest in physical health and wellness, people diagnosed as bi-polar, and early development trauma, and suicidal feelings. All the fun stuff.

Type of Therapy
  • Addiction Therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Experiential
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integral Therapy
  • Integrative
  • NLP
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered)
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
Client Type
Type of Session
Home VisitsLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)