Counselling in Canterbury

Photo of Louise Bentley, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Louise Bentley
Counsellor
Canterbury CT3  (Online Only)
It can be really difficult to ask for help so as a counsellor I take your interest seriously. I offer a safe, confidential and non judgemental relationship within which we can explore your thoughts and feelings. A place where you will be heard, understood and where I can help you find a way forward from the difficulties you may be experiencing. Whether it be relationship issues, low self esteem, abuse, depression or something you just can't put your finger on, by contacting myself for counselling is the first step to positive change.
It can be really difficult to ask for help so as a counsellor I take your interest seriously. I offer a safe, confidential and non judgemental relationship within which we can explore your thoughts and feelings. A place where you will be heard, understood and where I can help you find a way forward from the difficulties you may be experiencing. Whether it be relationship issues, low self esteem, abuse, depression or something you just can't put your finger on, by contacting myself for counselling is the first step to positive change.
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Photo of Howard Grassow, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Howard Grassow
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
Waitlist for new clients
You may be considering psychotherapy because you have a specific concern or are experiencing ‘symptoms’ that you want to address. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, or a general sense of unease and feel life is meaningless or joyless. Perhaps you are facing some significant change in your life and unsure what to do. Or maybe you are feeling stuck finding yourself in the same place, repeating the same patterns, despite your efforts to change things. Or perhaps you want to get to know yourself more deeply and experience life more fully.
You may be considering psychotherapy because you have a specific concern or are experiencing ‘symptoms’ that you want to address. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, or a general sense of unease and feel life is meaningless or joyless. Perhaps you are facing some significant change in your life and unsure what to do. Or maybe you are feeling stuck finding yourself in the same place, repeating the same patterns, despite your efforts to change things. Or perhaps you want to get to know yourself more deeply and experience life more fully.
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Photo of Alvaro Navarro Psychosexual/Relationship Therapy, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Alvaro Navarro Psychosexual/Relationship Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Canterbury CT1  (Online Only)
Most of us will experience sexual and relationship difficulties at some point in our lives and yet it can still be very challenging and embarrassing discussing them. Talking to an experienced and qualified psychosexual and relationship therapist can help you identify the difficulties you are experiencing, understand and explore different ways you can overcome these challenges and move forward. I aim to create a confidential and safe place where you feel able to talk about these issues in a non-shaming way. I am a sex positive therapist and I am comfortable exploring alternative sexual interests.
Most of us will experience sexual and relationship difficulties at some point in our lives and yet it can still be very challenging and embarrassing discussing them. Talking to an experienced and qualified psychosexual and relationship therapist can help you identify the difficulties you are experiencing, understand and explore different ways you can overcome these challenges and move forward. I aim to create a confidential and safe place where you feel able to talk about these issues in a non-shaming way. I am a sex positive therapist and I am comfortable exploring alternative sexual interests.
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Photo of Johnnie Taylor BA(Hons) RMN PgDipCouns MSc, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Johnnie Taylor BA(Hons) RMN PgDipCouns MSc
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT1  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression, anger, resentment etc? Have you considered Internal Family Systems' therapy? IFS is brilliant and even better combined with EMDR which can process the root of the problem. For example you might have obsessive thoughts and panic about an event and this won't go away. With Internal Family Systems' therapy we can locate this 'part' of you, often in your body, and help befriend and unburden the 'emotional trauma'. IFS sees your 'problem' as the way your body has learnt to protect you. When we add EMDR we can desensitise parts. So IFS-informed EMDR is a way of healing all your issues.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression, anger, resentment etc? Have you considered Internal Family Systems' therapy? IFS is brilliant and even better combined with EMDR which can process the root of the problem. For example you might have obsessive thoughts and panic about an event and this won't go away. With Internal Family Systems' therapy we can locate this 'part' of you, often in your body, and help befriend and unburden the 'emotional trauma'. IFS sees your 'problem' as the way your body has learnt to protect you. When we add EMDR we can desensitise parts. So IFS-informed EMDR is a way of healing all your issues.
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Photo of Emily Russell, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Emily Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
Recent times may have had a negative impact on your mental wellbeing or your self-esteem. Existing issues may feel harder to manage, or you may feel an increase in stress or anxiety? Your relationships with your partner, family or friends may have suffered, or you may feel lonely or isolated? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed or stuck? Do you want to make changes in your life but feel unsure how to start? Whatever is happening for you, our counselling sessions will be a safe, supportive space for you to process your feelings, make sense of things and begin to move forward again. I’m here for you and will be with you each step of the way.
Recent times may have had a negative impact on your mental wellbeing or your self-esteem. Existing issues may feel harder to manage, or you may feel an increase in stress or anxiety? Your relationships with your partner, family or friends may have suffered, or you may feel lonely or isolated? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed or stuck? Do you want to make changes in your life but feel unsure how to start? Whatever is happening for you, our counselling sessions will be a safe, supportive space for you to process your feelings, make sense of things and begin to move forward again. I’m here for you and will be with you each step of the way.
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The Canterbury Hope Foundation
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT4
Psychoanalytical Psychoanalysis and Integrative Counselling: "The speed and accuracy by which Chris was able to work out our personalities and provide genuinely useful insight was, quite frankly, incredible.  This insight, hard as it was to digest, proved to be so profound to me that I was finally able to unpick what had being going on in my relationship.  His ability to sum up the relationship in one stark metaphor was a watershed moment for me.  Through his insight and continued support I have managed to start to discover myself again and to regain my confidence which had been systematically dismantled."  Mr. M, 2019, Canterbury.
Psychoanalytical Psychoanalysis and Integrative Counselling: "The speed and accuracy by which Chris was able to work out our personalities and provide genuinely useful insight was, quite frankly, incredible.  This insight, hard as it was to digest, proved to be so profound to me that I was finally able to unpick what had being going on in my relationship.  His ability to sum up the relationship in one stark metaphor was a watershed moment for me.  Through his insight and continued support I have managed to start to discover myself again and to regain my confidence which had been systematically dismantled."  Mr. M, 2019, Canterbury.
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Photo of Jon Sutton, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Jon Sutton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT4
Are you finding every day tough to get through, feel trapped, overwhelmed or hopeless; feel you’ve lost your sense of self and confidence? Do you want someone to listen to you and feel able to say out loud what’s going on without feeling awkward or judged? My clients say I'm empathic and calming and allow them to make sense of everything, safely at their own pace. I'm qualified to work integratively which enables me to work in a way that suits you best. Experience includes 20 years with a leading UK emergency service and volunteering for a community counselling service. Introduction session free .
Are you finding every day tough to get through, feel trapped, overwhelmed or hopeless; feel you’ve lost your sense of self and confidence? Do you want someone to listen to you and feel able to say out loud what’s going on without feeling awkward or judged? My clients say I'm empathic and calming and allow them to make sense of everything, safely at their own pace. I'm qualified to work integratively which enables me to work in a way that suits you best. Experience includes 20 years with a leading UK emergency service and volunteering for a community counselling service. Introduction session free .
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Photo of Anna-Marie Taylor, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Anna-Marie Taylor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Canterbury CT1
I'm a qualified CBT Therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Integrative Counsellor and I help adults and adolescents to get out of stuck, negative emotional states such as Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Hurt and Shame. I'm trained to work with a broad range of psychological health challenges including; Anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression, Insomnia, Agoraphobia, overwhelming feelings, Phobias, OCD, Autism, low self-worth and confidence, to name but a few. My approach is both adaptive and solution orientated and works best for people who want to change how they are feeling, thinking and behaving using a range of CBT models and EMDR.
I'm a qualified CBT Therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Integrative Counsellor and I help adults and adolescents to get out of stuck, negative emotional states such as Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Hurt and Shame. I'm trained to work with a broad range of psychological health challenges including; Anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression, Insomnia, Agoraphobia, overwhelming feelings, Phobias, OCD, Autism, low self-worth and confidence, to name but a few. My approach is both adaptive and solution orientated and works best for people who want to change how they are feeling, thinking and behaving using a range of CBT models and EMDR.
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Photo of Natasha Leppard, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Natasha Leppard
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Canterbury CT4
I provide the space for you to make the changes you want. Where you can talk through your thoughts, feelings, experiences and concerns, free from judgement. For some, this is in a therapy room and for others this can be outdoors. You choose the space to suit you. I focus on helping you to heal and re-energise. To become aware of personal strengths and also the barriers that may be holding you back. Together we work on how you can move forward with new knowledge and skills to live a more authentic and meaningful life going forward. To help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be.
I provide the space for you to make the changes you want. Where you can talk through your thoughts, feelings, experiences and concerns, free from judgement. For some, this is in a therapy room and for others this can be outdoors. You choose the space to suit you. I focus on helping you to heal and re-energise. To become aware of personal strengths and also the barriers that may be holding you back. Together we work on how you can move forward with new knowledge and skills to live a more authentic and meaningful life going forward. To help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be.
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Photo of Gemma Shah, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Gemma Shah
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Canterbury CT1
If you have come to a point in your life where things have become too much and you feel you or a member of your family need some extra support, then counselling is a great way to reach out. Through building an honest and trustworthy relationship, I aim to help my clients understand and overcome their difficulties whilst developing tools to help them in the future. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I draw from a number of different approaches to counselling. This allows for an open space where we can explore different ideas and find what works best for you. This may include creative work, looking at theory, or mindfulness.
If you have come to a point in your life where things have become too much and you feel you or a member of your family need some extra support, then counselling is a great way to reach out. Through building an honest and trustworthy relationship, I aim to help my clients understand and overcome their difficulties whilst developing tools to help them in the future. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I draw from a number of different approaches to counselling. This allows for an open space where we can explore different ideas and find what works best for you. This may include creative work, looking at theory, or mindfulness.
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Photo of Dr. Helen Neame, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Dr. Helen Neame
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified
Canterbury CT2
As a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 15 years experience, I am also an accredited EMDR practitioner and a creative arts therapist. I use various techniques to help my clients process and heal their difficulties. tSee my website: myembodiedpsyche.com. I also offer small group (2-4 people) therapy using the deeply grounding and healing powers of clay therapy - the cost per session for group therapy is reduced to £30 per session.
As a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 15 years experience, I am also an accredited EMDR practitioner and a creative arts therapist. I use various techniques to help my clients process and heal their difficulties. tSee my website: myembodiedpsyche.com. I also offer small group (2-4 people) therapy using the deeply grounding and healing powers of clay therapy - the cost per session for group therapy is reduced to £30 per session.
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Photo of Christopher G Kidd, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Christopher G Kidd
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Canterbury CT4
You come to me because you desire impactive integrative, directive counselling and psychotherapy with aspects of personal coaching and mentoring. My approach is predominately analytical, seeking to identify and treat the causes of symptoms, both conscious and unconscious. Such insights reduce repeated patterns of thinking and behaviours that cause depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. With a background in philosophy and linguistics we use a socratic but person-centred approach which establishes what you want to achieve before agreeing a bespoke plan for treatment. Focus upon ASD/ADHD, narcissism and trauma.
You come to me because you desire impactive integrative, directive counselling and psychotherapy with aspects of personal coaching and mentoring. My approach is predominately analytical, seeking to identify and treat the causes of symptoms, both conscious and unconscious. Such insights reduce repeated patterns of thinking and behaviours that cause depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. With a background in philosophy and linguistics we use a socratic but person-centred approach which establishes what you want to achieve before agreeing a bespoke plan for treatment. Focus upon ASD/ADHD, narcissism and trauma.
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Photo of Georgette Anderson, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Georgette Anderson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Canterbury CT1  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile page. I appreciate that taking those first steps to see a therapist can be scary. We may have fears of being judged, concerns that it might not work out, and with so many therapists out there how do we pick the right one?! These are all perfectly normal thoughts and feelings to have. I will provide a non judgmental, safe space to help you explore the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, to help you reach your goals. I have over 15 years experience working in mental health and substance misuse services and am fully accredited with the BABCP.
Welcome to my profile page. I appreciate that taking those first steps to see a therapist can be scary. We may have fears of being judged, concerns that it might not work out, and with so many therapists out there how do we pick the right one?! These are all perfectly normal thoughts and feelings to have. I will provide a non judgmental, safe space to help you explore the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, to help you reach your goals. I have over 15 years experience working in mental health and substance misuse services and am fully accredited with the BABCP.
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Photo of Selina Pryor, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Selina Pryor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
If your everyday life and general wellbeing are being affected by how you’re feeling, it is a good time to get some help. I am Lead Counsellor at Pilgrims Hospices and I work as a school counsellor. In my private practice I offer individual counselling for young people and adults. Counselling can offer the space and time needed to work through experiences and issues, it is an opportunity to be heard and to feel understood. It can help in building better self-awareness, relationships and overall quality of life. Choosing a counsellor that feels like the right person is really important.
If your everyday life and general wellbeing are being affected by how you’re feeling, it is a good time to get some help. I am Lead Counsellor at Pilgrims Hospices and I work as a school counsellor. In my private practice I offer individual counselling for young people and adults. Counselling can offer the space and time needed to work through experiences and issues, it is an opportunity to be heard and to feel understood. It can help in building better self-awareness, relationships and overall quality of life. Choosing a counsellor that feels like the right person is really important.
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Photo of Janey Sutton, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Janey Sutton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT4
My name is Janey I am a registered counsellor with The British Association of counsellors and psychotherapists . I am trained integratively, which means I can draw from several therapeutic approaches. This means that I can tailor the therapy to be very personal to the client I am working with. I have 25 yrs of experience of working with individuals and families struggling with their emotional health. If you are struggling to cope emotionally ,with your mood, thoughts ,relationships , life's stresses or have experienced abuse/ trauma recently or in the past and would like to work through these issues,I would be happy to help.
My name is Janey I am a registered counsellor with The British Association of counsellors and psychotherapists . I am trained integratively, which means I can draw from several therapeutic approaches. This means that I can tailor the therapy to be very personal to the client I am working with. I have 25 yrs of experience of working with individuals and families struggling with their emotional health. If you are struggling to cope emotionally ,with your mood, thoughts ,relationships , life's stresses or have experienced abuse/ trauma recently or in the past and would like to work through these issues,I would be happy to help.
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Photo of Dr Georgie Bainbridge, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Dr Georgie Bainbridge
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
Canterbury CT4
Given the latest government advice all sessions will be offered online. I have ten years of experience of working in this way and I am happy to give you guidance to set this up. You will need an internet connection (preferably high speed), a headset and microphone. I can also offer telephone sessions but face to face via an online platform is preferable. Psychotherapy is about being listened to and seen in a particular way. There is nowhere else in life that offers a time and space to focus on your 'self' - your body and your mind. My Kent practice is in the village of Bridge near Canterbury and is easy to reach.
Given the latest government advice all sessions will be offered online. I have ten years of experience of working in this way and I am happy to give you guidance to set this up. You will need an internet connection (preferably high speed), a headset and microphone. I can also offer telephone sessions but face to face via an online platform is preferable. Psychotherapy is about being listened to and seen in a particular way. There is nowhere else in life that offers a time and space to focus on your 'self' - your body and your mind. My Kent practice is in the village of Bridge near Canterbury and is easy to reach.
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Photo of Hannah Metternich, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Hannah Metternich
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
Perhaps you’ve been struggling over a long time, or something more recently is affecting you. Whatever the issue, you have the safe space to talk openly and honestly about your feelings and emotions. Each session is client-led as you journey together with me to discover empowering ways to reach your answers and drive forward for change. My compassionate and empathetic style draws on a range of therapy models so that you can better understand your struggles and empower yourself to solve your problems, as therapy provides a sense of self-direction and resilience to grow.
Perhaps you’ve been struggling over a long time, or something more recently is affecting you. Whatever the issue, you have the safe space to talk openly and honestly about your feelings and emotions. Each session is client-led as you journey together with me to discover empowering ways to reach your answers and drive forward for change. My compassionate and empathetic style draws on a range of therapy models so that you can better understand your struggles and empower yourself to solve your problems, as therapy provides a sense of self-direction and resilience to grow.
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Photo of Kevin Power, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Kevin Power
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT4
Psycho-dynamically and group-analytically trained, I believe that a good deal of trauma, depression and anxiety originate in childhood experience, often unacknowledged by others if not by the distressed person. This includes separation, loss and bereavement, sexual and physical abuse. These experiences need exploration alongside a trained practitioner. In a confidential therapy group, which is for sitting down and talking, each member of up to 8, takes part by talking, listening, feeling and responding, building trust, with a boundary observed of no social contact beyond group sessions. We use only first names.
Psycho-dynamically and group-analytically trained, I believe that a good deal of trauma, depression and anxiety originate in childhood experience, often unacknowledged by others if not by the distressed person. This includes separation, loss and bereavement, sexual and physical abuse. These experiences need exploration alongside a trained practitioner. In a confidential therapy group, which is for sitting down and talking, each member of up to 8, takes part by talking, listening, feeling and responding, building trust, with a boundary observed of no social contact beyond group sessions. We use only first names.
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Photo of Elizabeth Hartley Counselling and Coaching, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Elizabeth Hartley Counselling and Coaching
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT2  (Online Only)
Are you looking for support? You don't have to carry on feeling like you do right now. Maybe you're tired of always putting others first or you might be feeling too anxious to be around people, overwhelmed and stuck . I can support you with regular sessions and a range of resources. You have come this far, the next step is to call or email to book a free consultation.
Are you looking for support? You don't have to carry on feeling like you do right now. Maybe you're tired of always putting others first or you might be feeling too anxious to be around people, overwhelmed and stuck . I can support you with regular sessions and a range of resources. You have come this far, the next step is to call or email to book a free consultation.
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Photo of Katherine Nickoll, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Katherine Nickoll
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Canterbury CT4
Do you need to unburden your troubles and untangle your muddles? I can hear your darkest stories and share with you my belief that we can all grow. I love to work with people to realise their goals, rediscover their choices and to find hope, self-acceptance and emotional peace of mind. You may be feeling anxious or stressed, have issues at work, including chronic stress, or disability and hidden disability. I also am interested in body positivity, issues around self-esteem, imposter syndrome, and political or environmental worries.
Do you need to unburden your troubles and untangle your muddles? I can hear your darkest stories and share with you my belief that we can all grow. I love to work with people to realise their goals, rediscover their choices and to find hope, self-acceptance and emotional peace of mind. You may be feeling anxious or stressed, have issues at work, including chronic stress, or disability and hidden disability. I also am interested in body positivity, issues around self-esteem, imposter syndrome, and political or environmental worries.
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What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counsellors are all licensed mental health professionals. In many countries, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counsellor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counsellors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

What type of therapist is right for me?

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counsellor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors. Many have been licensed by the country where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counselling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.