Rob Stuart PG Dip MBACP
80 Vale Avenue
The Rock Clinic (East)
270, Eastern Road
01273 277216 / 07984 015663
As an experienced integrative counsellor, I place emphasis on creating a therapeutic relationship which allows you to move at your own pace in working through your feelings. This relationship may allow you to experience new insights into yourself and your situation, enabling you to bring about changes in your life if you so choose. Individuals are all unique so each client may experience counselling differently. Sometimes as clients work through various feelings, they may experience difficult periods before coming to a more comfortable place. Others find that expressing their feelings comes as a great relief. I endeavour to create a safe and confidential atmosphere in which you can explore your feelings and what lies behind those feelings and find your own way forward.
Approximately two thirds of my clients are men and I have increasingly worked with male clients on issues including building relationships, relationship breakdown, retirement, self-identity, and childhood trauma.
I believe that my practice is enhanced by my own experience of many hours of personal therapy, both one to one and in group therapy, and as part of my ongoing commitment to the quality of my work, I continue to have personal therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I was awarded a pre-postgraduate diploma by the University of Brighton in 2007, and a post-graduate diploma by the University of Brighton in 2009.
I have undertaken further training in working with survivors of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, working with complex trauma, and working with dreams.
In addition to my private practice I have worked at the Rock Clinic Association for 8 years as a counsellor on the low cost, intermediate, and full cost schemes; have been part of the assessment team for 5 years; and supervise trainee counsellors.
I have previously worked for several low cost counselling services including Mid-Sussex Counselling Centre, Newhaven Community Development Association, and Mankind, a specialist agency working with male survivors of sexual abuse.
As part of my professional development I have regular clinical supervision for all my client work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
There is no charge for an initial session during which we will make the decision as to whether we will work together. Subsequent sessions are charged at £45.
I also offer a limited number of reduced cost appointments at £25 - £35 for counselling students and the low waged.
I am a registered full member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere strictly to their ethical framework.
I am fully insured in line with BACP guidelines.
I hold an enhanced CRB certificate.
I am also a committee member of Sussex Counselling and Psychotherapy, an organisation that offers support and further training for therapists in the county.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have sessions available from 8.00am to 9.00pm Monday to Friday