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

Welcome to the Mens Group. mens group


An invitation to join our on-going Mens Group.

Thursday evenings from 6.30 – 9.30pm in Hove.

The Mens Group is a therapeutic journey in which you are supported and encouraged to express your truth, to be the most authentic version of who you are and to connect with your innermost vulnerability. It is set up as a safe and supportive space in which to do this, a space in which each man is honoured, valued and ‘seen’.

We all have wounds that we carry within which relate to our most basic needs, which are often about love and recognition. This may be something we didn’t experience growing up in a culture that encourages us as men to be thick skinned and to look like we are doing ok even when we don’t feel this. It takes courage to come together and break through the veneer, the masks that we wear and to risk something more honest. It is very powerful when there is a group of us committed to undertaking this journey together.

Many of us have had to grow up fending for ourselves and just ‘hoping for the best.’ Perhaps our fathers were not there. Or if they were, maybe they were emotionally unavailable, critical, and even abusive. Maybe we learnt that other men were a threat, who we had to ‘compete’ with, at all costs. Not to be trusted. We learnt to “be strong”, to “be tough” and “man up!” Through being part of the Men’s group we can start to have a new experience of ourselves as men and to realize that we are supported and that we are not alone.

Practical details:

The group runs on a Thursday evening from 6.30 – 9.30pm. It is a closed group but new people can join at the beginning of a new term.

We currently have an opening for two men and this is an invitation to join us if you feel the calling.

The cost is £25 per session and we ask for a commitment to a whole term which is a 3 month period, approximately 12 sessions. The reason for this is so that there is cohesion and commitment within the group as a whole. This is the energy of commitment that is needed to enable the depth of the work to happen. However, if you are wanting to join you are welcome to come along to an initial session to see if it feels right for you before proceeding any further.

It takes place in Hove near to the seafront.


The group will be lead by Aaron Swartz & Mark Reeves.

We invite you to join us.

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Mark Reeves

Mark Reeves, Dip, MA is a UKCP and BACP accredited transpersonal psychotherapist and counsellor. As well as working with individual clients Mark has for over 20 years been running groups and courses in self-awareness, mindfulness & emotional intelligence for people seeking empowerment and change. Mark is able to be truthful and direct with people in a way that they feel safe to receive and he brings both a sense of compassion and challenge to the work that he does as well as insight, clarity and humour and has a natural way of reaching people, with warmth, sensitivity and care.

He runs a private coaching and counselling practise in Brighton as well as working with people over Skype. He also runs workshops in Family Constellations.

He has completed a foundation training in Body Psychotherapy & Somatic Awareness with the Chiron Centre and this forms an integral part of his work as he see the awareness of what is happening within our bodies as a vital part of healing and re-connection to ourselves.

He has also recently trained in Sacred Esoteric Healing which is about understanding our capacity for self-love and self-care and gently opening to our essence at a soul level and Mark has found that this approach naturally permeates into his therapeutic work, helping people to connect more deeply with their heart.

He is currently studying CRM (Comprehensive Resource Model), a therapeutic modality that incorporates shamanic and neuro-biologically based practises to help people release and heal trauma.

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