I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor based in Rye, offering counselling, psychotherapy, walking therapy and supervision to individuals and couples in 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.
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 work in the centre of Rye in East Sussex, offering daytime and evening appointments, close to ample parking and train links to Kent and East Sussex. Hastings is 10 minutes away by train; Tenterden less than 30 minutes by car.
I was born in Warrington in 1960 and was educated at the Universities of Oxford and London.
After working as a teacher, then as a priest, I trained as a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. For nearly 20 years now I have been in couples counselling, working as a gay men's sexual health counsellor and building a private counselling, psychotherapy and supervision practice in London and Rye.
My own spiritual journey and personal psychotherapy have helped me to make some sense of life, but I have probably learned most from working with my clients and supervisees. My years of working as a skilled helper make me well-equipped to help you feel seen, heard and understood.
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).
Where to find
I work as counsellor and psychotherapist in Rye, close to Hastings in East Sussex and Tenterden 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, Tenterden 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.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy via Skype, once a therapeutic relationship has begun with a face-to-face meeting.
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I have long-term experience of working with gay clients and gender, sex and relationship issues.
I am also available to fellow professionals for supervision.
Individual counselling and psychotherapy as well as couple counselling are available in Rye, East Sussex.
I have wide experience as a counsellor around anxiety and depression, as well as bereavement and loss, sexuality and spirituality, stress, life crises and sex, gender and relationship issues.
I offer supervision to other counsellors and psychotherapists working in the Rye, Hastings and Tenterden area and throughout Kent and East Sussex.