Aaron Swartz, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Aaron Swartz


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Aaron Swartz, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Aaron Swartz

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About Me

My name is Aaron and I am a practising Buddhist and Adult and Child Counsellor and Psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencer (SEP).
I have been seeing children, young people and adults in Brighton, Hove and Lewes for the past 8 years. I am committed to providing Counselling, Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I am also a Couple Counsellor and and offer a safe space for couples to work through their relationship issues.
(Please see my Couple Counselling section below)

I offer the opportunity to talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential setting. I provide face-to-face, individual counselling to anyone experiencing a range of emotional issues, with the aim of enabling you to gain self-awareness and to live more fully.

I know choosing a Counsellor, Psychotherapist or Somatic Experiencer, is not easy. You need to find someone you can trust. The first session is an opportunity for you to see if I'm right for you.

I'm experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:

Stress
Couples Counselling
Relationship issues
Panic Attacks
Affairs and Betrayals
Anger
Porn Addiction
Anxiety
Bereavement
Redundancy
Depression, and
Addiction.
Relationship issues, Sexuality and Intimacy
Death, Dying, Illness and Suicide
Loss of meaning or direction

HOW THERAPY CAN HELP
Counselling and psychotherapy provides an ongoing opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings, face-to-face and confidentially, with an experienced therapist who will listen and think with you as you work through your difficulties.

The therapist is not there to give advice or make decisions for you, but to help you find and overcome the stumbling blocks that keep you from living a more satisfying life. Therapy is a safe place to reflect on how you respond to life events and how you relate to yourself and others.

Whether you want to discuss past experiences, concerns about the future, or issues with the way you are living right now, therapy is a route to greater self-awareness and reaching your potential.


SOMATIC EXPERIENCING

I am also a Somatic Experiencer (SEP). This is a powerful body based 'talking therapy', capable of relieving physical, emotional and psychological shock, stress and trauma.​​ Somatic Experiencing® teaches simple, powerful strategies that mobilise the body's innate self-healing systems - the same physiological processes that mend broken bones and fight disease.

Knowledge of trauma's patterns can help ease traumatic reactions as well as potentially prevent symptoms developing after an overwhelming event. Practising SE can be a significant support not just in your own life but to those around you.

COUPLE COUNSELLING

Have you relationship issues ? Is your relationship struggling? Are you fighting, bickering and arguing all the time?
Or maybe you have lost the closeness, love and intimacy, you once had.

Are you longing to 'get back on track' and find the love again?
Is your relationship 'just ticking over, with no juiciness and excitement.
Or maybe you have met someone, and this has impacted on your relationship.

Couple Counselling can help. Let me support you.

I offer a safe, non judgmental space to explore the relationship issues issues that you are both struggling with. A space where you can 'let your hair down' and be your self. Where you can get the love you so want.

I have supported many couples in getting their needs met.

Many of the top relationship experts believe that we are attracted to another in order to heal some aspect of our self. We are often attracted to someone who displays some of the worst aspects of our original caregivers.

Usually our first model of relationship came from our original caregivers when we were young. This became our relationship model for love. Healthy of unhealthy, it has impacted on us in our current relationships. We often tend to seek out another that often mirrors that relationship. This is this done unconsciously.

Couple Counselling is an opportunity to begin to explore these relationship patterns and heal them.

I provide a safe space to begin to slow down and see what is going on. A space to slowly build the trust to be able to be vulnerable with each other and heal ones self and the relationship. Over time, the couple can begin to re-build their relationship and re-discover the love they so want.

Often couples come to me when they have reached a dead end and have got stuck.
Communication skills have broken down and the love they once had seems to have vanished.

I have spent that last 20 years exploring, understanding and working on relationship issues.
I have worked with Jewels Wingfield. and Jan Day, two of the top conscious relationship trainers in the country. I bring my experience, wisdom and skills to help support you in healing your relationship.

I use the work and techniques of Dr Sue Johnson (“Hold me Tight”) and Harville Hendrick ( “Finding the Love you Want” ) .
Both of these books are essential reading, to understanding relationship issues healing you relationship.

The journey of relationship is one of the most important challenges in our life.

We need support and wisdom to make it work.

I can support you.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Arts Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Identity Problems
  • Infertility
  • Online Counselling
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

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

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
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