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Rob Stuart PG Dip, MBACP (accred), EMDR (trained)

About me

I have an interest in working with survivors of childhood trauma, particularly abuse in all its forms. As a result I have undertaken extensive training in modern therapeutic approaches to complex trauma. These include, amongst others, EMDR and a second post-graduate diploma in contemporary approaches to trauma.  Many  of my clients are survivors of various forms of childhood abuse.

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.

About half of my clients are men and I have increasingly worked with male clients on issues including self-identity, building relationships, retirement, relationship breakdown and many aspects of childhood trauma.

In the course of my practice I have worked with a wide range of male and female artists including musicians, sculptors, prose and poetry writers, and painters. I have come to realise the depth of challenges that many artists face in trying to balance their emotional needs with their artistic and creative side and I strongly believe in the need to engage with both of these.

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 was awarded a post-graduate diploma in contemporary approaches to trauma by Relational Change in July 2019.


In addition to my private practice I have worked at the Rock Clinic Association for over 12 years as a therapist, assessor, and supervisor. In July 2020 I was invited to join the Accredited Senior team of therapists.

I also have experience in supervising groups of student and qualified counsellors.

I have completed the first 4 modules of EMDR training which qualifies me to use this approach with clients. I have regular EMDR supervision.

I have undertaken extensive further training, attending full day and weekend workshops in subjects that include:
{ Working with survivors of childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse (15 days);
{ Working with survivors of complex trauma (7 days);
{ Working with men and women who have attended public school (3 days);
{ Integrating CBT skills into my own practice (3 days); and
{ Working with dreams (4 days).

As part of my professional development I have regular clinical supervision for all my client work.

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.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

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 £65.
I also offer a limited number of reduced cost appointments at £40 for counselling students and the low waged.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

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.

The Rock Clinic (East)
270, Eastern Road
Brighton
BN2 5TA

80 Vale Avenue
Brighton
BN1 8UA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I have sessions available from 8.00am to 9.00pm Monday to Thursday

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Rob Stuart PG Dip, MBACP (accred), EMDR (trained)

Rob Stuart PG Dip, MBACP (accred), EMDR (trained)

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