About The Rock Clinic Association

The Rock Clinic Association (RCA), a registered charity, is a community of over 120 counsellors and psychotherapists offering a range of psychological therapies and body work. The RCA has been established since 1990, and continues to be committed to offering low cost and affordable therapy within the community of Brighton, Hove and Sussex.

The Rock has two sites across the city:

  • Rock East, 270 Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5TA 
  • Rock West, 8 Western Street, Brighton BN1 2PG.

Both Clinics have facilities for individual psychological and physical therapy, with space for group work.  There is full disabled access at Rock West and good disabled access at Rock East.   

Both Clinics are in operation during the week from 8am - 9pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday from 9am - 5pm.  For details of our reception hours, please see our Contacts page.  Please note that we are closed on public Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year. 

Rock Clinic practitioners provide a range of therapeutic approaches at affordable cost and offer training placements for those studying or recently qualified in counselling and psychotherapy at postgraduate level.

The Clinic is aware that certain groups may have particular issues and experiences which require specialist understanding (please see our Equal Opportunity Policy

We are able to offer help to those from BAME, LGBTQ, young people (13+) and Third Age groups, as well as working age adults, and can deliver therapy in a range of languages.

We also have worked successfully online for over 10 years and as video conferencing has improved this has now become a useful addition to our range of services especially in the light of current COVID restrictions on in-person working.



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Our Executive Committee 2021-22

David Keighley
Legal Consultant and Chair: Executive Committee

Andi Coates
Young Person Consultant and Member: Executive Committee

Richard Hooton
Third Age Consultant and Member: Executive Committee

Marian Sawyer
Senior Psychodynamic Consultant Member: Executive Committee

Richard Scott
Senior CBT Consultant Member: Executive Committee

Mel Withers
Founder member, Consultant Psychotherapist and Clinical Director

Angela Mackay-Chambers
Treasurer to the Charity and Accounts Manager

Max Crawford
Senior Clinical Administrator: Rock East

Gary Evident
Senior Integrative Consultant and Member: Executive Committee

Therapy and Training Rooms

Rock Clinics East and West have a total of 16 consulting rooms and two larger spaces suitable for group work, training events and awaydays.

Rock West has full disabled access and Rock East has good disabled access.



Group and Training room


Consulting room 8


Consulting room 3


Consulting room 1

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Get in touch to see how we can help you

If you have any questions regarding our services please contact us, alternatively book online.

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