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psychotherapist working with individuals and couples

About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Finding meaning in life.

Mid life transition

Men's issues

Fees

Additional information



£60 for individuals in Eastbourne, £75 in London 

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.





When I work

Mon-Fri daytime and evening.

Further information

I also offer clinical supervision, in person or via Skype.

Published articles

Vicarage Drive, Eastbourne, BN20 8AR

5 Indescon Square, Lightermans Road, London, E14 9DQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Canary Wharf practice is wheelchair accessible, Eastbourne is not.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I provide clinical supervision for people working with individuals and/or couples.

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