Richard Church Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
Hello, and welcome to my profile. As an experienced therapist it is my job help you understand more about yourself and what’s happening in your life. My warmth, empathy and honesty, coupled with open questioning are the tools I use to help you move from perceiving yourself as a victim of circumstance and move you toward having a greater sense of control or choice in your everyday life.
Whether your problem is a relationship issue, bereavement, depression, or more existential, counselling & psychotherapy can be of benefit. Research suggests that the quality of the relationship between therapist and client is the most important factor in effective outcomes. Therefore, I offer a free initial assessment that enables you to meet me, without obligation, to see if I am the right counsellor or psychotherapist for you.
I am an integrated, humanistic counsellor. I believe that everyone has internal resources to get through the most challenging of situations. It is my job, to help you discover those internal resources that will enable you to make the right choice for you. Everyone is an individual, and while some problems are shared, your experience of your life is unique to you.
I opened my private practice in 2006, and am now in my 14th year of private practice.
I obtained my Clinical Supervision qualification in 2010.
My consulting rooms are situated right in the heart of the picturesque town of Lewes. I offer day time and evening appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Counselling Supervision (Individual & Group) 2010
BACP Counsellor & Psychotherapy Accreditation 2008
Advanced Diploma Counselling & Therapy 2005
OCR/RSA Cert Counselling Skills 2003
Experience of one to one work with adults.
Experience of group work with adults.
Experience of psycho social education.
Experience of Counsellor & Psychotherspist Supervision
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Existential Issues - by this I mean that I am experienced in exploring the meaning that you attach to your life. In short this means issues to do with existence. Ever asked yourself "what's it all about?" That is an existential question, and I welcome the opportunity of exploring with you, what your life is about, and how you would like it to be.
Death anxiety - I have an interest in, and experience of working with issues around the fear of death.
Fees are £50 per session. I offer free initial assessment for private clients.
Concessions offered for
I run a private counselling and psychotherapy practice in Lewes. I choose to work with solely with adults on a one to one basis. I also accept referrals from private psychiatrists.
I have experience of providing training & workshops to counsellors. In 2020 i was a tutor at Wealden College, working with both year one and year two student counsellors, and from Jan 2009 to Dec 2010 I was the Lead Tutor at Sussex Downs College, Newhaven Campus, where I taught a City & Guilds Level 3 Qualification in Community Justice (Drug & Alcohol Services)
I have also provided private workshops for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, covering such topics as, setting up a private practice, working with bereavement, and working with substance misuse.
I am a clinical supervisor of counsellors, psychotherapists and allied professionals. I previously supervised bereavement volunteers for Cruse Bereavement Services in Eastbourne.