Welcome to my website.
I am a trained, qualified and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor based in Rye, offering counselling, psychotherapy, walking therapy and supervision to individuals and couples throughout East Sussex and Kent.
I also have a private practice in London.
Despite clocking up 15 years experience as counsellor and psychotherapist , I never forget that I once sat in the client's chair myself.
If you are unsure where to turn, counselling, psychotherapy and walking therapy provide confidential, non-judgemental, safe and friendly spaces in which in which you can begin to make sense of things.
If you live in East Sussex and would like support or guidance from a counsellor or psychotherapist, I would like to see if I can be of help to you.
Where I work
I work as counsellor and psychotherapist in Rye, conveniently located between Hastings in East Sussex and Ashford in Kent.
I am based at the The Elysian Centre, a multi-disciplinary holistic practice just off Cinque Ports Street in the centre of Rye. Completed in May 2016, the Centre is a beautifully renovated building with a quiet and secluded room dedicated to talking therapy.
Rye is well served by road and railway links to London (via Ashford International), Hastings and the rest of East Sussex and Kent.
The Centre is only three minutes walk from Rye station and the numerous car parks which serve the town.
My therapy room is a light and airy space, accessed through the reception area of the Centre, with toilet and waiting facilities available.
The room is suitable for both individual and couple counselling. I also offer Walking Therapy.
Appointments for individuals or couples are currently available on Mondays throughout the day.
Qualifications and Experience
I began work as a couple counsellor in 1995 and as an individual counsellor in 1999. I qualified with Diplomas in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2001 and in Supervision in 2003.
I hold a Certificate in Marital Counselling (1998) from the University College of Ripon and York St.John, Leeds
I hold a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2001) and a Diploma in Supervision (2003), each accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), from The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, (CCPE), which is a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy(UKCP).
Throughout each year I take part in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) across a range of psychological approaches, including CBT, ACT, Psychosynthesis and Humanistic and Psychoanalytical approaches.
Since 2002 I have been registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). My work was successfully audited by UKCP in 2010.
I receive regular supervision of my work, which is conducted in accordance with the Codes of Ethics and Practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy(UKCP).
I am a Service Provider for BUPA and AVIVA.
Individual counselling and psychotherapy as well as couple counselling are available in Rye, East Sussex.
I have longstanding experience as a counsellor around gay/LGBT/sexual diversity issues
I offer supervision to other counsellors and psychotherapists working in the Rye and Hastings area and throughout Kent and East Sussex.
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Headline Image by Bob Davis
Photograph of the Elysian Centre by Mark Winwood
All other material ©2017 Stephen Weaver