Male Counselling in Polegate, ENG

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Martin Oakley
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Polegate BN26  (Online Only)
My focus is to support you, to give yourself the opportunity to connect to your suppressed emotions that want to be heard and acknowledged, to enable you to speak your truth and to have a voice. Together, working at your pace, we can gain insight and understanding of your issue or difficulty, and explore ways of connecting / reconnecting to yourself to build self-awareness, trust, empowerment, resilience and courage. Our goal in working together is to enhance your life, which is meaningful for you, to create balance and wellbeing.
My focus is to support you, to give yourself the opportunity to connect to your suppressed emotions that want to be heard and acknowledged, to enable you to speak your truth and to have a voice. Together, working at your pace, we can gain insight and understanding of your issue or difficulty, and explore ways of connecting / reconnecting to yourself to build self-awareness, trust, empowerment, resilience and courage. Our goal in working together is to enhance your life, which is meaningful for you, to create balance and wellbeing.
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Why? Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Polegate BN26
As a retired firefighter and counsellor, I understand the importance of truly being understood, especially for those who have faced traumatic experiences. My extensive life experience allows me to connect deeply with clients who have been through similar trials. It's rare and liberating for them to find someone who genuinely 'gets it.' Accessibility is key; I simplify online sessions by sending a direct link, ensuring easy and effective communication. My approach provides a supportive space where clients feel seen and understood, aiding their healing process.
As a retired firefighter and counsellor, I understand the importance of truly being understood, especially for those who have faced traumatic experiences. My extensive life experience allows me to connect deeply with clients who have been through similar trials. It's rare and liberating for them to find someone who genuinely 'gets it.' Accessibility is key; I simplify online sessions by sending a direct link, ensuring easy and effective communication. My approach provides a supportive space where clients feel seen and understood, aiding their healing process.
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Sam Driscoll
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Polegate BN26
Life is difficult and often complex, sometimes engaging in a professional therapeutic relationship can help us make sense of things that are causing us distress. I am a person-centred therapist and I care deeply about the work I do. My therapeutic modality has trained me to work holistically with people as a whole rather than work in a problem specific way. I endeavour to co-create relationships which have a healing effect on my clients. Although I have extensive experience with depression, anxiety and addiction, I work with people, not just their problems.
Life is difficult and often complex, sometimes engaging in a professional therapeutic relationship can help us make sense of things that are causing us distress. I am a person-centred therapist and I care deeply about the work I do. My therapeutic modality has trained me to work holistically with people as a whole rather than work in a problem specific way. I endeavour to co-create relationships which have a healing effect on my clients. Although I have extensive experience with depression, anxiety and addiction, I work with people, not just their problems.
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Kev Elliott
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Polegate BN26
Thank you very much for visiting my page. I am a Person Centred counsellor based in Seaford and I rent a room in the town centre. I aim to offer a safe place which is free of judgement and a positive atmosphere where we can explore whatever you may wish to bring to each session. In return I’ll also offer honesty and transparency to help build our relationship. I endeavour to work with you as an individual and not just on an individual problem. A personal favourite analogy of mine is “I will attempt to put your shoes on and walk with you but I won’t do up the laces”.
Thank you very much for visiting my page. I am a Person Centred counsellor based in Seaford and I rent a room in the town centre. I aim to offer a safe place which is free of judgement and a positive atmosphere where we can explore whatever you may wish to bring to each session. In return I’ll also offer honesty and transparency to help build our relationship. I endeavour to work with you as an individual and not just on an individual problem. A personal favourite analogy of mine is “I will attempt to put your shoes on and walk with you but I won’t do up the laces”.
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Rhys James Quantrill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastbourne BN23
You've found your way here, welcome. We can struggle tremendously in trying to contend with life’s challenges alone. As daunting as it can sometimes feel, asking for support can feel freeing in itself. I’m yet to know exactly what has brought you here but I trust you are here for a reason. Maybe you are feeling disconnected from yourself, experiencing relationship difficulties, or going through huge changes. Our reasons for seeking counselling support may differ but we all want to feel heard, valued and appreciated in who we are and what we have to share and that is what I trust you will feel in the space I am offering you.
You've found your way here, welcome. We can struggle tremendously in trying to contend with life’s challenges alone. As daunting as it can sometimes feel, asking for support can feel freeing in itself. I’m yet to know exactly what has brought you here but I trust you are here for a reason. Maybe you are feeling disconnected from yourself, experiencing relationship difficulties, or going through huge changes. Our reasons for seeking counselling support may differ but we all want to feel heard, valued and appreciated in who we are and what we have to share and that is what I trust you will feel in the space I am offering you.
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Ben French at Eastbourne Child Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
Working therapeutically with children and teenagers is different from therapy with adults, it requires specialist skills and knowledge. My graduate training included a Masters and 5 years clinical at the Tavistock and Portman (NHS), a world centre for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. I work as a Senior Psychotherapist in CAMHS (NHS) and privately with 2 to 25 year olds, and have significant clinical experience in evidence based psychotherapy for depression, self harm, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, abuse, tics, phobias, eating disorders, adoption, illness, trauma, ADHD, school and family problems, and body, trans and gender issues.
Working therapeutically with children and teenagers is different from therapy with adults, it requires specialist skills and knowledge. My graduate training included a Masters and 5 years clinical at the Tavistock and Portman (NHS), a world centre for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. I work as a Senior Psychotherapist in CAMHS (NHS) and privately with 2 to 25 year olds, and have significant clinical experience in evidence based psychotherapy for depression, self harm, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, abuse, tics, phobias, eating disorders, adoption, illness, trauma, ADHD, school and family problems, and body, trans and gender issues.
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Richard Bamford Therapy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Heathfield TN21
Hello! I'm Richard. You may have arrived here as you may be experiencing some distress or navigating a specific struggle and are hoping to find some clarity in what’s going on for you. We all experience difficulties occasionally and life can be challenging sometimes. Finding a therapist that is right for you is key, particularly because mutually nourishing relationships with others are essential for your emotional wellbeing. It is normal and healthy to seek support because we don’t have to face any issue alone. It’s okay to want to find the missing piece of your puzzle.
Hello! I'm Richard. You may have arrived here as you may be experiencing some distress or navigating a specific struggle and are hoping to find some clarity in what’s going on for you. We all experience difficulties occasionally and life can be challenging sometimes. Finding a therapist that is right for you is key, particularly because mutually nourishing relationships with others are essential for your emotional wellbeing. It is normal and healthy to seek support because we don’t have to face any issue alone. It’s okay to want to find the missing piece of your puzzle.
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David Robert Cuff
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
I am an experientially informed, person centred, psychotherapeutic counsellor with a faith in the human potential to develop in a positive direction. I believe we have our own path to cut through the woods in our unique life journey. The body keeps the score, and we are wiser than we think. I take a non-discriminatory, LGBTQI+ affirmative, experiential, Person Centred approach. I believe neurodiversity is a difference and not a disorder. I take a non-judgemental, relational, holistic approach, alive to all aspects of self and factors outside. For me, it's not about what's wrong with a person, it's about what has happened to them.
I am an experientially informed, person centred, psychotherapeutic counsellor with a faith in the human potential to develop in a positive direction. I believe we have our own path to cut through the woods in our unique life journey. The body keeps the score, and we are wiser than we think. I take a non-discriminatory, LGBTQI+ affirmative, experiential, Person Centred approach. I believe neurodiversity is a difference and not a disorder. I take a non-judgemental, relational, holistic approach, alive to all aspects of self and factors outside. For me, it's not about what's wrong with a person, it's about what has happened to them.
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Tom Cowan
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ninfield TN33
Whatever the issues and problems we have to face, one question seems to come up whether we are aware of it or not, which is how much if any control do we have over the way we feel, especially when we feel very powerful or overwhelming emotions. Usually the bad things happen (or are said) when we are out of control and completely in the grip of our feelings of anger, jealousy, fear, lust, greed etc. However trying to remove or erase these feelings, an obvious and often tried solution doesn’t seem to work that well, usually they squirt out and can be even more damaging by being denied and buried.
Whatever the issues and problems we have to face, one question seems to come up whether we are aware of it or not, which is how much if any control do we have over the way we feel, especially when we feel very powerful or overwhelming emotions. Usually the bad things happen (or are said) when we are out of control and completely in the grip of our feelings of anger, jealousy, fear, lust, greed etc. However trying to remove or erase these feelings, an obvious and often tried solution doesn’t seem to work that well, usually they squirt out and can be even more damaging by being denied and buried.
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Tom Sloan
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN20
I’m a warm and friendly therapist trained to facilitate both long and short-term work with a psychotherapeutic model. This means I’m engaged with both your immediate wellbeing as well as your future development. Your therapy experience will be individual to you and honours your goals. I create a comfortable, safe, non-judgemental space where you can clarify and explore the issues that are causing you pain and holding you back. Whether you’re dealing with a current life emergency, or facing more uncertain challenges related to areas like your relationships and past trauma, you will find this experience profound.
I’m a warm and friendly therapist trained to facilitate both long and short-term work with a psychotherapeutic model. This means I’m engaged with both your immediate wellbeing as well as your future development. Your therapy experience will be individual to you and honours your goals. I create a comfortable, safe, non-judgemental space where you can clarify and explore the issues that are causing you pain and holding you back. Whether you’re dealing with a current life emergency, or facing more uncertain challenges related to areas like your relationships and past trauma, you will find this experience profound.
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Steve Neesam
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN26
We all experience times in our lives which feel overwhelming. It may be the constant dread that comes with anxiety, the inability to feel and pleasure in life because of depression you feel in the grip of a controlling behaviour. Whatever is dominating your life and draining it of pleasure, you can change things. I am an experienced and fully qualified psychotherapist and hypnotherapist I can help free you from this pain.
We all experience times in our lives which feel overwhelming. It may be the constant dread that comes with anxiety, the inability to feel and pleasure in life because of depression you feel in the grip of a controlling behaviour. Whatever is dominating your life and draining it of pleasure, you can change things. I am an experienced and fully qualified psychotherapist and hypnotherapist I can help free you from this pain.
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Phoenix Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastbourne BN21
Thank you for choosing to view my profile. Life is never a straight line and sometimes there can be obstacles that cause us to need to reach out for help to overcome them. I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist that takes a person-centred approach to working with clients. This means I will work with you, at a speed and depth that's comfortable, without judgement or interpretation. I believe that we as individuals are the experts of our own lives, and we all have the ability to develop and change when given the right nurturing conditions.
Thank you for choosing to view my profile. Life is never a straight line and sometimes there can be obstacles that cause us to need to reach out for help to overcome them. I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist that takes a person-centred approach to working with clients. This means I will work with you, at a speed and depth that's comfortable, without judgement or interpretation. I believe that we as individuals are the experts of our own lives, and we all have the ability to develop and change when given the right nurturing conditions.
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Duncan Long
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
Hello! A very warm welcome to you. As we face these uncertain times in our world, we find ourselves coming up against many challenges that may be exacerbating our existing internal struggles. It feels more important than ever to find some sense of certainty and purpose in these difficult times. The very idea of isolation can bring on fear and anxiety, uncertainty around our livelihoods can trigger old and new coping strategies that may feel damaging to one’s self.
Hello! A very warm welcome to you. As we face these uncertain times in our world, we find ourselves coming up against many challenges that may be exacerbating our existing internal struggles. It feels more important than ever to find some sense of certainty and purpose in these difficult times. The very idea of isolation can bring on fear and anxiety, uncertainty around our livelihoods can trigger old and new coping strategies that may feel damaging to one’s self.
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Carl Harrison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peacehaven BN10  (Online Only)
Any number of issues could be the reason you're reading this now: anxiety, depression, bereavement.  Perhaps you feel stuck, unsure what to do, or don't think you can change. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed with, 'everything'.  Perhaps now is the right time for you to be truly listened to. If this is the case then I can offer you my help.
Any number of issues could be the reason you're reading this now: anxiety, depression, bereavement.  Perhaps you feel stuck, unsure what to do, or don't think you can change. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed with, 'everything'.  Perhaps now is the right time for you to be truly listened to. If this is the case then I can offer you my help.
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Alan Smithson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastbourne BN21
Whatever you're going through, I'm listening.
Whatever you're going through, I'm listening.
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Paul Marshall
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Seaford BN25
Whether it be anxiety or depression, problems with relationships, bereavement or trauma, my role is to be alongside you in order to support you to overcome the difficulties you are facing. My work is with people from all walks of life and backgrounds who come to therapy with a diverse range of issues. As a counsellor I have experience in education, employment and voluntary settings; I have also worked as a Gas Engineer, Teacher and Stand-up Comedian.
Whether it be anxiety or depression, problems with relationships, bereavement or trauma, my role is to be alongside you in order to support you to overcome the difficulties you are facing. My work is with people from all walks of life and backgrounds who come to therapy with a diverse range of issues. As a counsellor I have experience in education, employment and voluntary settings; I have also worked as a Gas Engineer, Teacher and Stand-up Comedian.
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Dr Alan Hebben-Wadey
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN20
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in mental health, providing high-quality, evidence-based therapies to individuals and couples. In my private practice I offer assessments, therapy, and professional training. At Canterbury Christchurch University, I teach and develop courses on therapy for long-term health issues. My advanced training includes CBT, EMDR, Compassion Focused Therapy, ACT, and Emotion Focused Therapy. I have led NHS services for heart conditions, diabetes, neurological disorders, and workplace stress, and am dedicated to advancing mental health care through education and service development.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in mental health, providing high-quality, evidence-based therapies to individuals and couples. In my private practice I offer assessments, therapy, and professional training. At Canterbury Christchurch University, I teach and develop courses on therapy for long-term health issues. My advanced training includes CBT, EMDR, Compassion Focused Therapy, ACT, and Emotion Focused Therapy. I have led NHS services for heart conditions, diabetes, neurological disorders, and workplace stress, and am dedicated to advancing mental health care through education and service development.
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Nicolas Karapatis
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
As an existential counsellor and psychotherapist I work with individuals who are seeking to improve their situation in life. You might be suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction, or just wanting to reflect on your position in the world and the decisions that have brought you to the present moment. Whatever the issue might be, talking through your problems can bring new light to how you see yourself and those around you.
As an existential counsellor and psychotherapist I work with individuals who are seeking to improve their situation in life. You might be suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction, or just wanting to reflect on your position in the world and the decisions that have brought you to the present moment. Whatever the issue might be, talking through your problems can bring new light to how you see yourself and those around you.
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Steven Eserin
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Eastbourne BN21
I offer 1-1 counselling and psychotherapy, group and couples therapy, plus supervision and training. From personal development through to complex mental health problems; my approach is integrative but primarily Gestalt therapy. I focus on awareness and contact, exploring choice; Expanding our awareness of ourselves and how we might make healthier choices. You will be supported to explore your experience in the present moment, and experiment with alternatives within the safe space therapy provides. With the emphasis on this moment we challenge perceptions and norms, and support you to push your personal development.
I offer 1-1 counselling and psychotherapy, group and couples therapy, plus supervision and training. From personal development through to complex mental health problems; my approach is integrative but primarily Gestalt therapy. I focus on awareness and contact, exploring choice; Expanding our awareness of ourselves and how we might make healthier choices. You will be supported to explore your experience in the present moment, and experiment with alternatives within the safe space therapy provides. With the emphasis on this moment we challenge perceptions and norms, and support you to push your personal development.
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John Barber Bsc Msc (Dist.)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Seaford BN25
John trained in Psychology at London and Oxford Universities. He then worked as an internal consultant for Unilever Research Laboratories until 2003. In 2004 he trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, holding an honorary lectureship at Derby University, before moving to the NHS providing CBT for teenagers. He now works privately for adults and children.
John trained in Psychology at London and Oxford Universities. He then worked as an internal consultant for Unilever Research Laboratories until 2003. In 2004 he trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, holding an honorary lectureship at Derby University, before moving to the NHS providing CBT for teenagers. He now works privately for adults and children.
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Male Counsellors

As a man, why might I want to see a male therapist?

There are many reasons a man might wish to work with a male therapist, including a degree of shared identity, which may help client and therapist connect to each other and allow for a more free-flowing discussion of issues that can be deeply personal. Some men may feel more comfortable talking to a male therapist about relationship concerns, the pressures they feel around the roles society and family place on men, career or job challenges, self-esteem, or anger problems. For some men who have not had a male role models in their lives, a good male therapist may be especially helpful.

How can I find out about a therapist’s experience treating men?

Individuals looking for treatment should feel comfortable directly asking a therapist about their history treating men overall and the issues that arise in therapy with men. A good therapist will be happy to discuss such matters as well as their educational background, approach to treatment, and how they think they can aid a prospective client. Prospective clients should also ask what the expectation is for treatment, and what the fee structure is, and whether and which insurance plans are accepted.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist of the same gender?

Therapy is not gender-specific, but some men as well as women feel more comfortable opening up about their experiences and history with a male therapist. An individual may feel that they have to explain less background information and be on the same page more quickly, particularly when discussing gender-specific challenges, in the case of male clients. Some women have prior negative experiences with women that predispose them to prefer working with a male in therapy. That said, a good clinician can transcend most if not all gender concerns. Ultimately, the most important factor in therapy is the connection and trust the client is able to build with the practitioner.

Would a male therapist have specific training in treating men?

Generally, no. There are no certifications for treating men specifically, but there are continuing education classes that therapists may take that focus on treating men as a group. There are many therapists who focus on men and male issues in their treatment and therefore have experience and expertise in this domain.