Patrick McCurry - psychotherapist working with individuals and couples
Are you experiencing relationship, intimacy or family problems? If so, I can help. I am still accepting new clients and am offering phone and video sessions during the Coronavirus restrictions.
I work with individuals and couples. I also specialise in helping people who are struggling with anger, anxiety, depression, sexual problems or a lack of meaning.
I don't offer a quick fix but most people begin to feel significant benefits after just a few sessions. As well as helping you deal with difficult issues or feelings, I also try to work in a 'soulful' way. This means seeing painful experiences, difficulties and suffering not just as things to get rid of but also as important influences that shape our character and can, in the longer term, lead to wisdom and self-knowledge.
To start resolving your problems, call me on 07891 295649 or email me by using the email button above.
Among the issues I deal with are:
• stress, anxiety and depression
• relationship problems and couples' issues
• addiction, compulsion and unhelpful behaviour patterns
• sexual issues
• spiritual issues/lack of meaning or fulfillment in life
• low self-esteem
I aim to provide a safe and supportive space, in which you can deal with issues that are troubling you. Together we can explore and clarify your feelings, as well as look at what may be underlying unhelpful behaviour patterns. This process may at times be challenging, as it can take you beyond your comfort zone, but at the same time it can be liberating and open you up to new perspectives and ways of being.
Counselling and therapy are processes in which, over time, you will begin to feel more in touch with yourself and what you really want. Of course, it is not always a smooth ride and, while there is no quick fix, there is the prospect of deeper self-knowledge and self-acceptance. I see my role as helping facilitate that journey and, perhaps, helping you find meaning in your experience.
Training, qualifications & experience
I used to work as a journalist and also spent several years in Latin America. I re-trained as counsellor/therapist after therapy helped me deal with a life crisis in my thirties.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am registered with the main psychotherapy association, the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
My training is in integrative Psychosynthesis, in which I have a counselling diploma and an advanced diploma in psychotherapy. I also have a diploma in couple counselling.
'Integrative' means my training drew on approaches from several counselling schools. This enables me to tailor the way I work to what each individual client brings. 'Psychosynthesis' is an approach to counselling that stresses the importance not only of our conscious selves and decisions but also of a spiritual dimension to our experience. It teaches that there is something mysterious and unique in every person, which cannot always be understood but can be honoured.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Finding meaning in life.
Mid life transition
£55 for individuals in Eastbourne, £70 in London (£75 for evening sessions).
For couples I charge on a sliding scale.
In some cases I offer a concessionary rate for people who find it hard to pay the full fee.
For details of my Eastbourne practice visit www.patrickmccurrycounselling.co.uk. For details of my London practice visit www.chrysaliscounselling.com.
Mon-Fri daytime and evening.
I also offer clinical supervision, in person or via Skype.