Mark Vahrmeyer - UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist - Individuals & Couples
Brighton and Hove Psychotherapy
6 The Drive
64 Southover High Street
07941 170 153
I have a background of 10 years experience in the field of applied psychology having practiced as a psychotherapist across a range of public and private settings, including the NHS and the hospice sector specialising in working with patients and bereaved relatives.
My Hove private practice is located centrally on The Drive and my Lewes practice in the historic Southover part of town, minutes from the train station. In both locations I see individuals and couples for short- and long-term psychotherapy.
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Masters in Counseling and Psychotherapy and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (AdvDipIntPsych). I am also a trained Relationships Australia couple therapist. I am registered with the UKCP as an integrative psychotherapist.
I am experienced in working with clients affected by many different issues, some of which have been very personal and particular to the individual and others which are common to many of us at some point in our lives such as bereavement, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, addiction and anger management.
I practice using an integrative theoretical model drawing primarily on psychoanalytic, attachment theory and mind body integration. In lay terms, this means I focus on building a picture of a client's early life and childhood and in understanding how this may be influencing their current relationship patterns; I consider how current relationships with others influence and impact on the client's thoughts, feelings and behaviour; lastly, I work to help clients integrate their mind and body.
In working with you, I believe that a focus on the body - how we experience our bodies; how connected to our bodies; what are we feeling through our bodies - is essential in creating an integration between mind and body enabling you to learn to effectively process past and present trauma through sensing what your body is telling you second-by-second.
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially trained as a counsellor working with individuals and couples in Australia where I subsequently undertook a postgraduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy.
As well as running a private practice in Brisbane, I also worked for Relationships Australia - the main provider of relationship support in the country.
Since returning to the UK I have furthered my clinical training through completing a MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of London, followed by an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy at Regent's College - a UKCP accredited psychotherapy training.
My clinical experience as a psychotherapist in the UK includes working for the NHS in East Sussex, The Rock Clinic in Brighton and in running a successful psychotherapy practices in Brighton and London. Most recently I have been employed for four years as part of a clinical team as a psychotherapist in a large hospice, providing psychological support to patients and their family members.
I currently focus my time solely on running a private practice in Hove and in Lewes.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am multi-lingual and culturally aware, specifically of Dutch, French and Portuguese/Brazilian cultures.
As a clinician, I am open to all lifestyle choices and sexual orientations.
Hove and Lewes
For individuals, a charge of £35 is made for an initial consultation.
Ongoing fees are dependant on circumstances and range from £50 - £75 for individuals per therapy hour (50 minutes).
For couples, my fee is £65 per therapy hour (50 minutes).
My Hove practice is centrally located in a beautiful period building on The Drive, close to the corner of Church Road. The premises are a ten minute walk from Hove train station, offer on-street parking and are on the main bus routes.
My Lewes practice - The Barn - is the only dedicated psychotherapy practice in Lewes and comprises three therapy rooms and a waiting room, all housed within a beautifully converted barn in the Southover area of the town. The Barn is within a five minute walk from Lewes train station; offers on-street parking and can be reached by public transport.
Both locations - Hove and Lewes - have been furnished to an extremely high standard.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Dutch, Portuguese|
I am available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in private practice in Hove, BN3 and Thursdays and Fridays in central Lewes, BN7. Daytime and evening appointments available.
Types of client