Hello, my name is Alan and I am the director and founder of Horizon counselling services.

I am a fully qualified Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist.

Registered with the BACP (the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

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I have worked in the building industry and the charity sector for a local Plymouth charity before embarking on building a successful therapy business based in Plymouth city centre.

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My counselling specialises in Confidence, Stress, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, young people, intimacy issues and relationship therapy alongside other areas of mental health and wellbeing, while my Hypnotherapy service supports individuals with their fears, phobias, Tinnitus and sporting goals.

I support individuals and families to understand the impacts of their mental health and wellbeing and help provide the tools they need to improve how they think and feel.

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During my sessions with clients I attempt to bring my theoretical knowledge and the latest research to life and explain in everyday language how the brain works and can focus on the negative impact and symptoms of an individual’s mental health. I then encourage my clients to challenge this thought process in an empowering and autonomous way, offering skills and strategies that the client can adapt to their every changing situation and circumstances.

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I have also produced work around the mental health and wellbeing of carers, produced a booklet for schools and colleges to support the emotional growth and coping strategies of teenagers and collaborates with a specialist in audiology to support individuals experiencing Tinnitus and offers Tinnitus retraining therapy.