COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY & CORONAVIRUS
I am currently unable to offer face-to-face work with clients or supervisees.
I am able to offer counselling, psychotherapy and supervision on the phone or online.
You can find out more about online counselling here and about my privacy and digital policies here.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries or concerns you may have about working with me in this way.
WHERE TO FIND:
Stephen Weaver, MA BD Dipl.Psych. Dipl. Spvsn.
Welcome to my website.
Counselling and Psychotherapy provide opportunities to talk in complete confidence and can transform problems into opportunities for personal growth.
Counselling is usually short-term with a specific goal. It is not about giving advice but about listening and helping people to find a better way of dealing with their problems.
Where a problem persists, psychotherapy explores issues in greater depth and involves longer-term work. It can help with the healing of old wounds and allow unrecognised qualities to emerge, which can change our lives.
As a therapist I try to be an effective listener, seeking to understand the world from your point of view and focussing on what is important for you. I offer a warm, safe and trusting space in which we can work together on making positive changes in your life.
I have worked in couple counselling, as a gay men's sexual health counsellor and as a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor for Employee Assistance Programmes and in private practice. I work creatively with dreams, artwork, writing and photography and I also use Mindfulness techniques.
I work from two convenient and attractive locations, offering daytime and evening appointments.
My London location is in Blackfriars, near to St.Paul's in the heart of the City .
My East Sussex location is in the centre of Rye.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy online, via Zoom and by phone.
I work with men and women, individuals and couples, straight and gay, young and old.
Over the best part of 20 years I have helped over 1,000 clients!
Psychotherapy locations in London and Rye, East Sussex
I work as a counsellor, psychotherapist and offer supervision in Blackfriars, close to St.Paul's in the City of London and in Rye, East Sussex.
My City psychotherapy practice is near St.Paul's Cathedral and near 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.
Appointments available throughout the day on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
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.
Appointments available throughout the day on Mondays and Tuesdays.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy online, via Zoom and by phone.
Some issues I work with
Anxiety and fear
Out of control behaviour
Decision-making and discernment
Gay sexuality and spirituality
Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity
Life in The City of London
How Can Transpersonal Psychotherapy Help Me?
We all experience seismic personal events during our lives. This could be a bereavement, for example, or losing a job following many years of secure employment. Moments like these shake up our entire world, and cause us to grapple with questions of meaning. We are naturally drawn to wonder about our purpose, about identifying the precise meaning that lies behind our struggle.
In such instances, seeking counselling or psychotherapy online or in Blackfriars feels like a natural reaction. But why?
We see therapists and other professionals as a source of concrete answers and solutions - a particularly comforting notion in moments of crisis. We value certainty in uncertain times. Counselling or psychotherapy is essentially seen as an external means through which to address an internal problem. The answers, we think, come from the outside.
Transpersonal and spiritual psychotherapy, on the other hand, teaches the exact opposite: to move past difficult life events and complex emotions by developing an enhanced understanding of oneself. In other words, transpersonal therapy states that personal growth comes from looking inwardly, not outwardly.
By working with a professional in a private, welcoming environment, you can reconnect with a deeper and more enduring essential self that exists beyond your conditioned ego. Coming back into contact with ‘the real you’ allows for problems in your life - from relationships to social anxiety to addiction - to be viewed in a more understanding, compassionate light, thereby reducing the power they have over your daily behaviours and modes of thinking.
The conditioned, egoic mind is developed as a natural defence mechanism in early age, but in later life, and particularly during difficult times, this perspective leads to unnecessary levels of suffering and a loss of meaning in life, due to that disconnection with our authentic self.
Transpersonal psychotherapy - through a series of techniques such as meditation, hypnosis, breathwork, and dreamwork - reduces the impact the egoic mind plays in how we feel about the world. Doing this kind of work diminishes our attachment to irrational, negative thoughts that weigh us down and reinforce suffering, and allows us to feel freer in our decision- making, more connected to other people, and more grounded in our sense of being.
No matter how much pain you are in, the answers - or, more accurately, that sense of inner peace you have lost in response to difficult events - remain inside of you, and can be accessed at any moment. Moving past the baggage of the egoic mind and towards something closer to preternatural consciousness is extremely difficult, but seeing a transpersonal psychotherapist is the first and most important step of that journey.
If you are experiencing problems with sexual diversity, depression, anxiety or bereavement, and require transpersonal psychotherapy to make sense of your issues, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Stephen Weaver for online counselling, psychotherapy and supervision.
I was born in Warrington in 1960, went to school in Manchester and received degrees in English and theology from the Universities of Oxford and London.
I worked as a teacher before further studies, followed by 10 years' ministry as a priest in parishes, hospitals and university chaplaincy.
I was a counselling and psychotherapy client myself before training, first in couple counselling and then as a psychotherapist and supervisor.
For the past 20 years I have worked in private practice as a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor in London and Rye.
I have been registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) since 2002.
I receive regular supervision of my work, which is conducted in accordance with the Codes of Ethics and Practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Recent and forthcoming Continuing Professional Development has covered the following areas of interest:
CBT for Insomnia
Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Working with Narcissism
Working with Shame
Therapy in the Time of Covid-19
I provide Couple Counselling in Fleet Street/ St.Paul's / Blackfriars/ City of London and in Rye/Hastings/East Sussex
I have wide experience of counselling Gender, Sex & Relationship Diversity
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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