Paul Douglas Swift, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Paul Douglas Swift

Hassocks BN6 English
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Paul Douglas Swift, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Paul Douglas Swift

Hassocks BN6 English
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My Approach

My approach is primarily existential. This approach encourages us to be realistic about both our strengths and our limitations which in turn help us to identify our possibilities. By re-examining our assumptions about ourselves, others and the world we live in, we create the possibility of seeing new opportunities for meaningful living which may well have been obscured, denied or not envisaged. An Existential approach does not eliminate anxiety but encourages us to engage with it with courage, patience and compassion.
Leading a more meaningful life is the intention of this approach. It is about acknowledging that life involves both pleasure and pain, sadness and joy, success and failure. We all live in the tension of these paradoxes everyday but our response is often like a magnetic pull towards one end of those polarities and deny or minimise the influence and consequence of the other. Recognising that both ends of these life magnets have something to offer us is the goal of this approach, to find a way through these dilemmas, by accepting and ultimately
potentially transcending them, by working with the stuff in our lives we like and the stuff in our lives we run away from.
I have also have an active personal practice and interest in Buddhism, and in July 2021, became an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and given the name, Aryajnana.

About Me

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with my own practice based in Hassocks, near Brighton. I provide a range of therapeutic services to individuals, couples and organisations.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Couples
  • Individuals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Existential Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Home Visits
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Hassocks Office

The Nook
Ockley Lane
Hassocks BN6 8NU

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UKCP College

  • Constructivist and Existential College (CEC)
Paul Douglas Swift

Paul Douglas Swift

Hassocks BN6

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