I am a 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.
Counselling can help you see to yourself and your problems more realistically and to manage those problems better. Psychotherapy offers the longer-term prospect of finding meaning , healing and transformation.
Whether you are seeking solutions, guidance or support, counselling and psychotherapy can open up insight, understanding and the readiness to change - or to accept - the way things are.
As counsellor and psychotherapist, my approach combines understanding the challenges you are facing with a holistic approach to personal development. I believe that therapy is about more than problem-solving. At its best it offers a resource for healing and spiritual development.
I was a teacher and a priest before training, first as a relationship counsellor, then as a UKCP-registered psychotherapist and supervisor. During the past 17 years I have worked as counsellor on a gay men’s sexual health project and in private practice near St. Paul's in Blackfriars, London and in Rye, East Sussex.
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). Each year I take part in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) across a range of psychological approaches,as well as receiving 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 well aware that qualifications and experience by themselves do not make a ‘good’ counsellor or psychotherapist. I welcome my clients with acceptance and an open mind, as well as a clear recognition of the vulnerability that therapy entails, for both of us.
I hope that what I offer you will be ‘good enough’ to meet your needs, contain your fears and help you to realise your full potential.
I work as counsellor and psychotherapist in Rye, conveniently located between Hastings in East Sussex and Ashford in Kent.
Appointments are available throughout the day and evening on Mondays and Tuesdays.
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 3 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 and Tuesdays throughout the day and evening.
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Individual counselling and psychotherapy as well as couple counselling are available in Rye, East Sussex.
I have wide 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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Photograph of the Elysian Centre by Mark Winwood
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