Stephen Weaver Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision St Paul's, Blackfriars, City of London & Rye, East Sussex

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Stephen Weaver, MA BD Dipl.Psych. Dipl. Spvsn.

Counselling & Psychotherapy in St Paul's, Blackfriars, EC4

World Mental Health Day 2017 focussed on mental health in the workplace. New research released by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (and reported in The Independent) shows that rates of moderate to extreme anxiety and depression have risen among workers by almost a third within the past four years. For those who work in the City, job insecurity, long hours and continuing stigma around mental health, can produce unmanageable levels of stress, with a distorting impact on work-life balance, on relationships and personal well-being.

Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to reclaim a realistic sense of self and to mange your life more effectively. Anxiety, anger, depression or despair are not just problems to be fixed, however. As a counsellor and psychotherapist I work with them as symptoms of deep dissatisfaction with old and harmful ways of thinking, feeling and behaving and as opportunities to change, heal and grow.

I have over 15 years experience as a UKCP-registered counsellor and psychotherapist in the City of London, before which I have worked as a teacher and a priest. Located close to Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Fleet Street and Blackfriars, I offer a convenient and safe space in which to engage with counselling and psychotherapy for personal change and development.

Psychotherapy locations in London and Rye, East Sussex

I work as a counsellor, psychotherapist and offer supervision in Blackfriars, City of London and in Rye, East Sussex.

My City psychotherapy practice is near St.Paul's Cathedral and Fleet Street in Blackfriars.
St.Paul's and Blackfriars Underground stations and City Thameslink mainline station are within 3 minutes walking distance.
Location details and full directions will be given when a first appointment is agreed.

I also work as counsellor, psychotherapist and offer supervision in East Sussex at The Elysian Centre, 18 Cinque Ports Street in Rye, close to Hastings, East Sussex and Kent.

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Some issues I work with

Anxiety and fear
Out of control behaviour
Creative Arts /blocks
Couple counselling
Decision-making and discernment
Faith conflicts
Gay/Bisexual issues
Life in The City of London
Life crises
Midlife issues
Performing Arts
Relationship issues
Sex/Internet “addiction”
Sexual and gender diversity


"I began counselling in a fairly depressed state, unable to make sense of various issues that were troubling me. Within six weeks I began to feel much more positive and had the resilience and self awareness needed to deal with things. Stephen was very skilful at getting to the heart of issues with a great deal of empathy and understanding".

" I can't tell you how instrumental you've been in helping me find solid ground, my self-worth, and remembering that my instincts are there to be trusted. I feel so much stronger since I came to you for the first time. You truly have helped me through one of the most unpleasant periods of my life and I am so grateful for that."

" I cannot thank you enough for the help you've given me. I understand myself so much better. I had been cynical about therapy at the beginning but within a few weeks, I realised it was already beneficial and I really cannot believe how far I've come."

"I would like to thank you again for your help in the past year. I appreciated your approach to never labelling my mental issues and focusing on a holistic approach. The dream analysis was also fundamental in my healing / learning process."

"I'd like to thank you very much. I have found you to be an enlightened and extremely intuitive person; our discussions and your guidance have been invaluable to me. "

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About Me

I was born in Warrington in 1960 and was educated at the Universities of Oxford and London.
After working as a teacher, then as a priest, I trained as a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor.

After 5 years as counsellor on a gay men’s sexual health project, I have spent the past 16 years building a private psychotherapy practice, first in Fleet Street, Blackfriars and now near to St.Paul's, working with couples and individuals.

My own spiritual journey and personal psychotherapy have helped me to make some sense of life, but I have probably learned most from working with my clients and supervisees. My years of working as a skilled helper make me well-equipped to help you feel seen, heard and understood.

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  • Qualified, supervised psychotherapist
  • 16 years experience as counsellor
  • Transpersonal/Integrative psychotherapy
  • UKCP registered psychotherapist
  • Gay/LGBT/sexual diversity counsellor
  • Supervision with individuals and groups
  • Walking Therapy and Skype Counselling
  • BUPA Service Provider
  • 2 minutes from Fleet Street and St.Paul's
  • By Blackfriars, St.Paul's and City Thameslink
  • In Rye town centre, near Hastings, East Sussex

  • Recent Training

    Recent Continuing Professional Development has reflected 3 distinct aspects of my practice.

    The first area is couples work. I have done some training around working with “stuck” couples and on infidelity in couple relationships, as well as looking into into Attachment Theory, with special reference to couples work, all at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.

    The second area is contemplation and creativity and the mutually enriching relationship between them. In 2013 I took part in a research project exploring self-doubt as experienced by psychotherapists. I wanted to explore creative writing and photography as tools for personal development. With the insights gained from that weekend, I have researched and evolved a theory of Contemplative Photography, gleaned from Miksang and Christian spirituality and accompanied several retreat groups and individuals sharing the fruits of this model.

    The third area is my work with gay and bisexual men, exploring the vexed question of so-called sexual addiction. You can read more about this work here.

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    I provide Couple Counselling in St.Paul's / Blackfriars/ City of London and in Rye/Hastings/East Sussex

    I have wide experience of counselling Gay/LGBT/sexual diversity issues

    I offer supervision to other counsellors and psychotherapists at my locations in Blackfriars, City of London and in Rye, East Sussex

    I am a registered as a psychotherapist with BUPA

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