Stuart Forbes On Line Therapy

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About Me

I am a highly experienced Specialist Educational Psychologist and have worked in many areas, schools and homes across Wales and the UK during my career. During this time I have trained in and used a wide range of therapeutic techniques to help make a real difference in the lives of children, families and teachers I have worked with, including:
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences
  • VIG (Video interaction Guidance) and VERP (Video Enhanced Reflective Practice) to help parents, teachers and children become aware of and build on their attunement skills and improve their relationships and attachments
  • Family Therapy
  • Solution focused Brief Therapy
I am BUPA recognised and have been working independently since 2020 specialising in EMDR and VIG, using a variety of web programs including Zoom and Bilateral Base which help me to provide these therapies safely and effectively to clients in their own home or base.



  • HCPC registered
  • AEP (Association of Educational Psychologists)
  • BPS (British Psychological Society) Chartered Psychologist


  • Enhanced DBS Certificate

Feedback from Clients

"We enjoyed the VIG activities and the feedback sessions were essential so that I can understand. Also very interesting. Making eye contact more often. Not contradicting myself so much with my verbal and body language. Giving time to respond. Very enjoyable service for both my son and myself and useful!"  
 "Thank you for helping my son heal especially with his nightmares and issues with his mother. We are forever grateful"
"I came to you as a result of lots of disturbing memories from my work as a theatre nurse in a field hospital in South Sudan. The EMDR therapy worked very quickly and I could see and feel the memories becoming more and more distant and less and less distressing. I am no longer troubled by these memories and I also feel better about myself - thank you so much!"  
 "Thank you for all the hard work and all the help. I am very much in your debt."
"I attended a number of VIG sessions with Stuart as my daughter was not doing very well, she was depressed and lacking in confidence. Whilst initially a little sceptical about VIG, once we completed the first session the benefit of this technique became clear to me. Stuart is very easy to work with and the results have been wonderful"  
 "Stuart is an excellent psychologist. I was struggling with a lot of triggers before I started counselling with him. Through working with him I have managed to reduce them greatly, giving me a better quality of life. . it's the best counselling I have had, I would definitely recommend him"

How I Work

I use a variety of web programs including Zoom and Bilateral Base. All clients need is a Tablet/Laptop or Desktop computer with speaker or headphones and a built in or external web camera and microphone, and a broadband connection.


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapy treats distressing memories and the symptoms related to them (including anxiety, guilt, withdrawal, self doubt, nightmares). It helps to reconnect people in a safe way to the images, self-thoughts, emotions, and sensations associated with the trauma. This is carried out using ‘bilateral stimulation’ (following an image or sound moving from left to right) to access the natural healing powers of the brain.


Video Interaction Guidance uses video clips of real life situations to enhance communication within relationships. It works by actively engaging clients to develop better relationships with those who are important to them.

I offer a FREE no obligation initial consultation via telephone or on line where I will listen to your concerns and discuss with you how I can best help you, and how sessions would work.

If you are happy with this we can then book some therapy sessions (usually between one and three or sometimes more depending on the type of therapy and the problems you are experiencing). Therapy sessions will normally last an hour. The standard rate for a session is £45, but in exceptional circumstances I can offer a reduced rate by agreement during the initial session. Payment is by STRIPE credit card payment service or BACS

You can always choose to cancel or reschedule therapy sessions but I do need at least 48 hours notice.

To find out more or arrange your FREE initial consultation please use the Contact and Bookings form below.

Contact and Bookings

For enquiries or bookings please call me on (01792) 986173 or complete all the sections in the form below and click 'Send message':

What is EMDR?

EMDR for Adults

EMDR for Children

What is VIG?

VIG for Families and Schools

EMDR and VIG On Line Tools

I am developing a range of specialist web tools to help my clients get the most out of EMDR and VIG therapies On Line. If you are also an EMDR or VIG trained therapist please click here to find out how you can access these free of charge.

Data Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

I provide Psychological Treatment Therapies on line from my base at 56 Hendrefoilan Avenue, Sketty, Swansea SA2 7NB
This privacy notice provides information about the personal information I process about you as a data controller, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Appendix I below also contains information regarding the cookies my website might store about you.
Please contact Stuart Forbes at with any questions or requests about the personal information I process.

Your Rights

I am committed to protecting your rights to privacy. They include:
  • Right to be informed about what I do with your personal data;
  • Right to have a copy of all the personal information I process about you;
  • Right to rectification of any inaccurate data I process, and to add to the information I hold about you if it is incomplete;
  • Right to be forgotten and your personal data destroyed;
  • Right to restrict the processing of your personal data;
  • Right to object to the processing I carry out based on our legitimate interest.

The personal data I process, why I process it, where it comes from and the legal basis for doing so

Assessment/Therapy cases

I process the personal data of individuals who are therapy clients. This might include:
  • Names, contact details and dates of birth;
  • IP address (if via the website contact form)
Some personal data will be collected directly from you and might be via email, contact form on the website, telephone or on line video call.
I process this personal data because it is in my legitimate interests as a Specialist Educational Psychologist to do so. I need to see and use this information to provide Psychological Therapy to you.
In relation to any special category personal data, such as information concerning race, ethnic origin, or sex, I rely on this being necessary for the purposes of the provision of Psychological Therapy, in addition to my legitimate interest. This might also include assessment questionnaires, reports and their associated data.
In many cases, an individual has consented to the transfer of their personal data to me. Where an individual has consented, he or she may easily withdraw it by notifying Stuart Forbes at

Other personal data

I also process personal data pursuant to my legitimate interests in running my business such as:
• Invoices and receipts;
• Accounts and tax returns;
• Information to help with my marketing (such as how you heard about our service)

Retention period

I will only store your personal information for as long as it is required.
  • For assessment and therapy cases, basic contact information held on my mobile phone is deleted six months following the end of therapy. This allows me to provide better service for returning clients.
  • Some personal data is retained, where necessary, for seven years in compliance with my professional guidelines, accountancy and indemnity obligations. For therapy cases, this personal data might include referral information and therapy records. For assessment cases, this might include psychometric questionnaires, data and reports.
Where it is not necessary to retain personal data, this is destroyed at the end of assessment/therapy for such cases. Administrative data is retained for up to seven years as necessary, in the event there are queries from HMRC. Where it is not necessary to retain the data for seven years, it is destroyed as soon as possible.

Whom do I share personal data with?

I take your privacy seriously. Special category data held electronically is encrypted with restricted access. Hard copy special category and other personal data is stored securely with restricted access in a locked filing cabinet without access to others. I do not share personal data with anyone external, without your consent, other than with:
  • Relevant authorities when the information concerns risk of harm to the client, or risk of harm to another adult or a child. I will discuss such a proposed disclosure with you unless I believe that to do so could increase the level of risk to you or to someone else;
  • HMRC and VAT Commissioner as they require;
  • With others pursuant to a court order.
If you have any concerns about the way your personal information has been processed, please contact Stuart Forbes (below). You are providing your personal data to Stuart Forbes who is the data controller for your information and can be contacted at:
Stuart Forbes, Specialist Educational Psychologist, 56 Hendrefoilan Avenue, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 7NB

Appendix 1: Website Cookies

1 What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data stored on a computer that contains information about the internet pages that have been viewed from that computer. They are commonplace on the internet and are used by websites to improve the user’s online experience by storing information about how the user navigated around and interacted with it. This information is then read by the website on the next occasion that the user visits.
Cookies are sent automatically by websites as they are viewed, but in order to protect a user’s privacy, a computer will only permit a website to access the cookies it has sent, and not the cookies sent by other sites. Furthermore, users can adjust the settings on their computer to restrict the number of cookies that it accepts, or notify them each time a cookie is sent. This should improve privacy and security but will generally meant that certain personalised services cannot be provided, and it may therefore prevent the user from taking full advantage of a website’s features.
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2. What sort of cookies do I use on my website?
The website uses two types of cookies: session cookies and stored cookies.
Session cookies expire at the end of the user’s browser session and can also expire after the session has been inactive for a specified length or time, usually 20 minutes. Session cookies are stored in the computer’s memory and are automatically deleted from the user’s computer when the browser is closed.
Stored cookies are stored on the user’s computer and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Stored cookies can retain user preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.
3. How do I use cookies?
They gather information regarding the visitors to this website on our behalf using cookies, allowing me to help make this site secure and understand the amount of traffic to the website and whether they are returning visitors.
The cookies that are stored:
  • YouTube cookies that collect information on clicks on the YouTube videos that are embedded in the site on the Home Page (which I have included to explain the therapies I use).
  • Google cookies used for the Captcha box on the Contact form to help prevent spam, and to help analyse visits to the site to help with marketing.
4. Can I browse your website without receiving any cookies?
Yes, if you have set your computer to reject cookies, you can still browse the website. However, certain functions may not be available to you unless you enable cookies.
5. How can I find and control cookies?
You can usually adjust for yourself the number of cookies that your computer (or other device, such as a mobile phone) receives. How this is done, however, varies according to which device and what browser software you are using.
As a general rule, the more commonly used web browser software packages ten to have a drop-down menu entitled ‘Tools’. One of the options on this menu is usually ‘Options’ – and if this is selected, ‘Privacy’ is usually one of the settings that may be adjusted by the user. In the case of any device other than a PC (egg and mobile phone) you should always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Alternatively, you may wish to opt-out from only the cookies used by third-party companies (acting on my behalf) to measure the traffic to our site. This has the advantage of leaving other cookies in place, thereby minimising the loss of functionality associated with blocking all cookies.
You may find the following website useful for information on how to change cookie settings in a range of commonly used browsers: Please note that I only use cookies for the purpose of enhancing your online experience and no personal data is collected from you through this process.