Aaron Swartz MBACP, SEP Counselling, Psychotherapy & Somatic Experiencing for Brighton & Hove

Adult & Child Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Couple Counsellor for Hove & Brighton.


Are you struggling with, Anxiety, Stress, Anger, Relationship Difficulties, Abuse, Addiction, Bereavement and/or Depression? Or do you feel stuck, unable to move forward and change your situation?

Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out? To explore your thoughts and feelings? To change your life and be happy?

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My name is Aaron.

I am a practising Buddhist and Adult & Child Counsellor & Arts Psychotherapist & Somatic Experiencer (SEP)in Hove & Brighton.
I have been seeing children, young people, adults and couples in Brighton, Hove for the past 17 years.

I am committed to providing Counselling and Psychotherapy and Trauma work, in Brighton & Hove in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I offer Counselling, Psychotherapy & Somatic Experiencing ( SEP), and Comprehensive Resource Model ( CRM).

Most recently I have just started to offer Heart Healing™️

I provide a safe and confidential space, be able to talk and work through your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential setting.

I provide face-to-face, individual Counselling, Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing and Heart Healing™️, to anyone experiencing a range of emotional issues, with the aim of enabling you to live your life fully and happily.

We can meet face to face or online (Zoom or Skype)

Sometimes Counselling and Psychotherapy is all someone will need to get to a better, more balanced place.

But sometimes it is not enough.

I am finding more and more people are finding ‘Talk Therapy’ not enough.

So many of our behaviours and responses are rooted in our bodies responses. Often ‘talking’ is not enough to get to the root cause of our issues. Hence why I offer ​​Somatic Experiencing® and Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM). Both of these modalities, are powerful body based therapy's, that are capable of relieving physical, emotional and psychological shock, stress and trauma. They help mobilise the body's innate self-healing systems - the same physiological processes that mend broken bones and fight disease.

Each one of us is an individual and therefore it is necessary to find the right approach that will suit you.

I therefore, if necessary, combine Counselling, Arts Psychotherapy and/or Somatic Experiencing and/or Comprehensive Resource Model, Heart Healing™️, into a holistic approach that is individual and will suit your needs.

I know choosing a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencer ( SEP), 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 always felt I was living under a cloud of sadness and depression. I couldn’t seem seem to get anything accomplished. Always beginning things, but never finishing. Slowly the depression began to lift and I’m now I’ve got my life back. I’m feeling enormous amount of energy. Something released in me!!!!’

47 years old Female

‘Working with Aaron changed my life! I’d been struggling with depression and mood swings since I was a teenager. Doing Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) allowed me to visit past trauma that I wasn’t even aware of. Aaron’s skill as a therapist allowed me to heal these past traumas. I’m ever so grateful. Thanks Aaron’

55 year old Male

‘Thanks Aaron for everything you have done. For years I’ve felt so withdrawn and frightened of large social groups. It’s been excruciating! Slowly over the time of therapy I began to feel more relaxed and able to socialise. Doing parts work was particularly helpful. I’m now kinder and more loving to myself . I can’t believe it, I’m actually looking forward to the future!Thanks again’

37 year Female.

‘I wanted to say thanks again so much for all your help over these last few months. I have really enjoyed the sessions we've had, even when (as often) they've been challenging, emotional or painful! You created an environment that enabled me to feel relaxed and safely vulnerable, and i found you to be be kind, understanding and completely non-judgemental. In short you were exactly the kind of therapist I'd hoped I would meet but wasn't sure existed, having never had therapy before! ‘

48 year old Female

‘When I entered therapy my self esteem was shattered and I viewed life pessimistically.
Thanks for listening. I can now love myself. Your help is beyond measure and I am deeply grateful for it'

27 year old Male

' I cannot thank you enough for the genuine care and support you gave me. I am now well enough to begin feeling into what is.
Thanks for helping get me back on track.'

38 year old Male

'Thank you for helping and supporting me through a very turbulent and difficult time in my life. Time spent working with you was so very valuable and essential to me regaining the control of my life and rebuilding confidence'

28 year old Female

'I am delighted with the outcome of therapy ; some of the sessions have been difficult but in the end I am genuinely more at peace with the world.'

58 year old Male

'Aaron is an exceptional counsellor & psychotherapist who is providing adults the opportunity to recognise and reflect on the many troubles and sorrows they have experienced. His calm persistence in supporting them gives them the chance to revisit and reassess their responses to major events in their lives so that they can face the future and build better lives for themselves.'

 Brenda Figg-Wild MA
Pupil Support Co-ordinator.
Whitehawk Primary School
''Aaron  is a warm and grounded counsellor & psychotherapist,  competent in providing a safe and nurturing environment in which to explore a wide range of issues.'
 K Hillkirk - Parent

'Aaron provided a safe and calm environment for me to relax and find peace within myself from past trauma. I am grateful for his mindfulness and attentiveness that helped me find a deeper sense of peace and inner mastery that I can take with myself into the future. The time we worked together was extremely beneficial and I am sincerely grateful for his help'

30 year old Male


I am experienced in Counselling clients who have experienced difficulties with:


  • Stress
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • Couple Counselling
  • Affairs and Betrayals
  • Adoption
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anger
  • Porn Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy
  • Depression, and
  • Addiction.
  • Relationship issues, Sexuality and Intimacy
  • Death, Dying, Illness and Suicide

  • Loss of meaning or direction

    I work with individuals both short term and/ or on an open-ended basis, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

    If you are seeking Counselling or Psychotherapy in Brighton & Hove why not check my other pages on this web site to see if I could be of support.

    I understand that seeking a Counsellor or Psychotherapist is not an easy decision. You want someone you can trust and feel comfortable with. Finding the right Counsellor or Psychotherapist is key to the success of the journey you will undertake.

    If you are in the the Brighton & Hove or surrounding areas, why not give me a call or send an email.

    I look forward to hearing from you.


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I provide Counselling & Psychotherapy to clients in Hove & Brighton at:

Brunswick Place, Hove

For a confidential chat please ring me on
07768 762 123

or click here to email me.

As a way of making this service available to more people I have introduced sliding scale payment options. You choose which rate to pay based on your circumstances. If your on a low income, student or other circumstances, please get in touch, as I sometimes have concessionary slots available.

Full rate: £120. For incomes above £ 50,000

Middle rate: £85.  For incomes less than £50,000

Lower rate: £70. For incomes less than £40,000

I need 48 hours notice for any cancellations, otherwise I have to charge.
If less than 48hours notice, we will endeavour to re arrange within the week of the appointment.

Helping people with:

  • Stress
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • Affairs and Betrayals
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anger
  • Porn Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy
  • Depression, and
  • Addiction.
  • Relationship issues, sexuality and intimacy
  • Death, dying, illness and suicide

  • Loss of meaning or direction

Adult & Child Counsellor & Psychotherapist for Hove & Brighton


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