To speak openly and in complete confidence with a skilled listener can be a truly liberating experience. A trained counsellor can help you to survey what is not working for you, to clarify your goals and then help you to reach them.
A psychotherapist can help you to go deeper and understand your problems and what lies behind them. Depending on your own agenda, psychotherapy can help you, not only to cope better, but also to identify what you might want to change to improve your wellbeing.
Human beings have a boundless capacity for creativity, faith and love. Counselling and psychotherapy can help to free us from whatever may be holding us back, so that we can be the best people we can be.
I work in the centre of Rye in East Sussex, offering daytime and evening appointments. My convenient and attractive Rye location is just off Cinque Ports Street, close to ample parking and train links to Kent and East Sussex.
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 work with men and women, individuals and couples, straight and gay, young and old.
In 17 years as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I have helped over 1,000 people and never forget that I have sat in the client's place myself!
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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