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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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 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.
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; 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 am a clinical supervisor of counsellors, psychotherapists and allied professionals. I previously supervised bereavement volunteers for Cruse Bereavement Services in Eastbourne.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Thursday 9.00am until 7.30pm Friday 9.00am until 5.00pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
My supervision style is consultative, and is best summed up in the words of Peter Hawkins (2007) "Supervision is not done by the supervisor, but rather jointly by the supervisor and the supervisee together.".View supervision profile