I understand how difficult even contemplating seeking a counsellor or psychotherapist can be, to seek someone you trust, who will not judge you, and at the same time help you feel heard and understood. It is my job to help you feel safe and secure in therapy and I do this by being open about how I work, to hold the space for you so that you can bring your difficulties to counselling, and listening to what you want to achieve. I am here to listen with empathy, It is important that you receive the therapy that is right for you; everyone is an individual with their own individual needs.
I will work with you to find the best way to explore your concerns. I have a wide range of experience including trauma, grief and hopelessness, repetitive thought patterns, relationship issues, substance use and/or abuse, difficult life decisions. As a co-founder of the UK'S preeminent psychedelic research organisation I am well placed to help you integrate challenging peak experiences. As an expatriate, I am aware of the challenges you may face living in a new country and the issues of third culture children.
I hold a BA(Hons) in integrative relational counselling and a registered member of BACP. I have a number of years of experience working in the charity and private sector, supporting clients with a wide range of emotional issues. At the heart of my counselling practice is the aim to provide a space where you can come to breathe, to be, and find unconditional acceptance, positive reflection and discover alternative narratives and perspectives for yourself. A relationship that enables that to occur, allows for the development of self-awareness, self- acceptance, hope and healing.
Therapy can be a catalyst for change helping us to regain a sense of control in our lives and begin to live life more towards our true potential. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues that impact on clients' wellbeing, offering support, empathy and a safe space to share their concerns. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, young people on short and long-term contracts in Canterbury and Waltham. I use different approaches and techniques that are tailored to clients' needs, believing that we are all individual and that ‘one size does not fit all’. I have also lived and worked extensively overseas.
Need a breath of fresh air? Change of scenery? Anxieties and problems have weighed heavy recently and it's been very easy for things to feel like they are getting on top of us, or maybe you've been meaning to get some support for a while and now is the time to move forward and feel better. Over the years I have supported all kinds of people with a wide variety of things they find difficult and we can decide together if I am the right person and this is the right thing for you. I offer a flexible approach to counselling and counselling supervision working outdoors, walking, sitting, with my dog or yours, or both, and online.
I am an Counsellor, Trauma informed Therapist and EMDR Therapist. I am based in Canterbury area as well as being an ACTO approved Cyber/Online therapist. I work with a wide range of issues specialising in Trauma & Loss, with a special focus on Women’s health and the Menopause. I work with clients on a short and long-term basis. Whether your concern is in relation to recent events or to do with past experiences I offer a safe and confidential environment to explore and reflect and manage your issues. I am a BUPA and EAP recognised Therapist.
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.
Too many people still think they need to "suffer in silence". There's a strongly-held belief, especially among men, that it's not OK to talk about emotions, about problems in relationships, or about those moments when we feel overwhelmed. I've worked with many clients who come to counselling as a last resort, not really believing it can help them. But thousands of people out there have found that talking does make a difference. If you've been wondering whether it could make a difference for you, contact me for an introductory appointment, to see whether counselling is right for you.
I am an experienced, approachable Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who trained at the Tavistock clinic in London. For over 15 years, I have worked therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings including the NHS, schools and in my own private practice. My approach is flexible and creative, integrating Psychoanalytic knowledge of child development with therapeutic skill to make sense of a child’s troubled thoughts or feelings. I am passionate about offering high quality and age appropriate therapeutic interventions that are tailored to the individual child or adolescent.
Hello, thank you for clicking on my profile, I work with clients with a variety of mental health issues either for short term or long term work. My work is tailored to your needs in the therapy room and am client led and very person centred in my approach. I have been qualified for over 5 years, I am constantly updating my knowledge & skills so that my work is effective & appropriate to your needs. The relationship is key for me for the therapy to work for you therefore an assessment session is offered initially to ensure we both feel comfortable working together.
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.
I offer assessment and psychological therapy to individuals and couples across the adult lifespan. I have particular expertise in PTSD, complex trauma, bereavement and grief, anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, health issues, work related stress and burnout, ADHD, eating issues, interpersonal, attachment and relationship difficulties. I am trained in and can offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches. I tailor therapy to your individual needs helping you to make sense of your difficulties and to find new ways of being that help you thrive. I predominantly use CAT, EMDR, CBT and neuroscience based mind-body approaches.
Our mind can be tricky and understand how it functions is not a simple thing. We can easily feel overwhelmed or drowning under negative thoughts, feeling stuck in this vicious circle. The core of my work is to do a person-focus therapy, adapting each of them to the needs of my clients, it is called "integrative therapy". Being trained in several types of approaches, I can jungle easily with the tools, to be able to create a tailored therapy : talking therapy, psychoanalysis, CBT, ACT, hypnosis, NLP coaching. My work is based on empathy, compassion and support. We talk openly and safely together about what is the best for your needs
I can offer a safe and non - judgemental place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and support you with any life changes you might wish to make. I will work at your pace and my main aim is to improve your happiness, self acceptance and overall wellbeing. I have a passion for building self esteem and confidence. I can work with anyone who might need support with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger, low mood, loss, relationship issues, bereavement or just those who need to talk and might feel a bit stuck in their life's journey. I can also help with panic attacks, trauma, sexual abuse and gender identity.
Relationships can at times be a great source of distress and anxiety; sometimes it’s easy to feel stuck and unable to move forwards. You may be having difficulties with communication, infidelity, intimacy, sexual difficulties, or perhaps you just can’t seem to get along anymore and you’re not sure why. Whether you are experiencing difficulties within your relationship, or find it difficult to form lasting relationships, counselling can give you the space you need to explore and understand these issues. I provide a safe and non-judgemental environment for you to discuss and think about the issues you would like to address.
I am a chartered Health Psychologist providing individual therapy to adults in Kent and London locations. I have many years experience working as a psychologist in the voluntary sector, civil service, NHS and independent practice. I work with a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.
Coming to counselling is an adventure! It can be immense fun and incredibly inspirational. It can also be hard and will certainly make you take a good look at yourself! If you want to make changes in your life then counselling is one of the most effective ways to do it... and I will help you along the way, walking alongside you, giving you support. It is a great privilege for me - and I deeply value the vulnerable person (within all of us) that counselling helps to find the courage to reveal. I work with kindness, warmth and respect, and our relationship will become strong - yet I will challenge you - but in a caring and gentle way.
I have a particular interest and extensive knowledge regarding supporting those who have experienced early life developmental and complex trauma, separation and loss. Often these experiences continue to impact on our lives and abilities to make and sustain healthy and emotionally secure relationships in adulthood. Although psychoanalytically trained my clinical practice uses a range of therapeutic approaches and is predominately informed by attachment based theory. I can offer both short and longer term therapeutic support to individuals, couples and groups.
Do you feel stuck? Numb? Robotic? Locking yourself away? Avoiding people and places? On edge all the time? Can't sleep? Short tempered? You are possibly describing some symptoms of trauma, loss or even PTSD. Traumas can occur in adulthood: as a car accident, military trauma, domestic violence, losing a loved one; or in childhood: as bullying, abuse or neglect. ---- If this sounds like you? I am here to help. I have 25yrs experience in the NHS, and 5yrs in private practice. I provide therapies online, including: CBT, EMDR, and Brainspotting, which can gently and quickly reduce distress and release you from the grip of the past.
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.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Canterbury are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Canterbury then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Canterbury, or Child Psychologists in Canterbury.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Canterbury psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Canterbury specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.