Paul Rapley

Paul Rapley

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Lewes

Lewes BN7
Sessions from £60.00


  • Concessionary rates


I work from a room in centre of Lewes.

I currently have availability. My time is flexible.

Days I work are Monday to Friday

Please call to arrange first session

About me and my therapy practice

Counselling changes lives. I’ve experienced it myself and I’ve seen it happen with those I’ve worked with. Choosing to undergo counselling shows real strength. The most important factor is not age (my oldest client is over 80) but a willingness to change.

I believe that it is never too late to recover from trauma, loss or abandonment. I also believe that if the counsellor has first-hand experience of these issues it can enable both parties to access the emotions around them and find a pathway through them. In brief: I was shipped to a strange country at the age of seven, endured the torment of boarding school and had a rollercoaster career in the music business before spiralling into the hell of drug addiction (I have been in recovery for 25 years.)

Growth is an over-used word. But after many years of work on myself, and a decade helping the marginalised, the homeless and the addicted, I feel able to address the extremes of trauma and work with you to grow into the person you could have been.

I have helped men and women of all ages to deal with anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, loss and bereavement, loneliness, trauma and drug and alcohol addiction. 

I am a person centred counsellor but make use of a variety of therapeutic approaches to find the one that suits you best.

Practice description

I work from comfortable rooms in Lewes and Portslade. 

I am also happy to hold sessions on Zoom. 

Weather permitting, I also offer eco-therapy in private woodland. 

I charge £60 per 50-minute session. 

The number of sessions and what we talk about is entirely up to you.

My first session

The first session is where we first meet face to face and decide if therapy with me feels right for you.

I will assess you by asking some questions and filling in a short info sheet.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Eclectic, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work