Counselling in Canterbury

Photo of Amanda Rose, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Amanda Rose
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
As a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and Integrative Counsellor, I have experience of treating a range of psychological, behavioural and emotional difficulties. Within the NHS and IAPT services I treat clients with Anxiety disorders, Depression and PTSD, and have also worked with young people in educational settings, as well as supporting clients with anger, loss, relationship issues, bereavement or just those who need to talk and might feel a bit stuck. Through our sessions we will work to bring awareness to any patterns of thinking or responding that may be worsening how you feel.
As a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and Integrative Counsellor, I have experience of treating a range of psychological, behavioural and emotional difficulties. Within the NHS and IAPT services I treat clients with Anxiety disorders, Depression and PTSD, and have also worked with young people in educational settings, as well as supporting clients with anger, loss, relationship issues, bereavement or just those who need to talk and might feel a bit stuck. Through our sessions we will work to bring awareness to any patterns of thinking or responding that may be worsening how you feel.
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Photo of Laurence Taylor, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Laurence Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT1
Hi, I am Laurence, a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering therapy for individuals, couples, relationships and groups. I am dedicated to empowering people to live happier and healthier lives. I work with people from all walks of life and am committed to providing accessible, non-discriminatory therapy.
Hi, I am Laurence, a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering therapy for individuals, couples, relationships and groups. I am dedicated to empowering people to live happier and healthier lives. I work with people from all walks of life and am committed to providing accessible, non-discriminatory therapy.
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Sue Brown
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT2
Struggling with stress, anxiety, work-related issues, relationships, discrimination or situations affecting your emotional well-being. These issues could evoke worry, feelings of isolation or fear. You are not alone, by starting your journey with me, it ends with you. Creating the right space allows you to explore what has happened in the past and/or continues to affect you. With support you may be able gain some insight as to why these issues leave you feeling stuck, or repeating the same behaviour. Change is achievable, by developing yourself and building confidence, resilience which may create a happier you.
Struggling with stress, anxiety, work-related issues, relationships, discrimination or situations affecting your emotional well-being. These issues could evoke worry, feelings of isolation or fear. You are not alone, by starting your journey with me, it ends with you. Creating the right space allows you to explore what has happened in the past and/or continues to affect you. With support you may be able gain some insight as to why these issues leave you feeling stuck, or repeating the same behaviour. Change is achievable, by developing yourself and building confidence, resilience which may create a happier you.
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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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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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Talking Therapy UK - Online CBT Brainspotting EMDR
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
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.
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.
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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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Jane Gore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
Hello, I am a qualified and experienced therapist working with adults and adolescents. I have over 5 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation.
Hello, I am a qualified and experienced therapist working with adults and adolescents. I have over 5 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation.
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Photo of Clare Dash, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Clare Dash
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Canterbury CT1
Have you tried talking therapy and still feel overwhelmed, stuck, fearful, unable to sleep or not coping? I offer you the latest trauma informed, heart-centred, body processing psychotherapy, so that you can heal yourself and make peace with your past. I specialise in assisting you to get beyond your thinking to the root causes. I support you to really understand your difficulties. I guide you through evidenced based trauma healing practices to process complex trauma, giving you the tools to always heal yourself. Filling your heart with compassion so that you can reconnect with your higher self, embracing life with grace and ease.
Have you tried talking therapy and still feel overwhelmed, stuck, fearful, unable to sleep or not coping? I offer you the latest trauma informed, heart-centred, body processing psychotherapy, so that you can heal yourself and make peace with your past. I specialise in assisting you to get beyond your thinking to the root causes. I support you to really understand your difficulties. I guide you through evidenced based trauma healing practices to process complex trauma, giving you the tools to always heal yourself. Filling your heart with compassion so that you can reconnect with your higher self, embracing life with grace and ease.
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Photo of Drew Heath, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Drew Heath
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT2
Overwhelmed? You are a student in Canterbury age 18-25, and you are struggling with ANXIETY. Fears of others thinking badly of you. Your love life has left you a mess. Text messages are overthought. Hiding inside, you are avoiding being seen. Going to the gym creates panic. You suck - and the fear is everyone is starting to see it. You know it's not going to change on its own. Wouldn't it be amazingly useful to get professional help? Start seeing some wizard of a therapist - who specialises in exactly your problem?
Overwhelmed? You are a student in Canterbury age 18-25, and you are struggling with ANXIETY. Fears of others thinking badly of you. Your love life has left you a mess. Text messages are overthought. Hiding inside, you are avoiding being seen. Going to the gym creates panic. You suck - and the fear is everyone is starting to see it. You know it's not going to change on its own. Wouldn't it be amazingly useful to get professional help? Start seeing some wizard of a therapist - who specialises in exactly your problem?
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Photo of Georgia Stirling Lord, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Georgia Stirling Lord
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
Canterbury CT1
I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist with seven years of experience. I trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust which is world renowned for its focus on children’s mental health. I am currently the lead psychotherapist at a local secondary school where I specialise in helping children and teens with emotional challenges. I can now offer private therapy appointments during the week and to make it convenient for families, on Saturdays. Please see my website for more information www.stirlinglord.com.
I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist with seven years of experience. I trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust which is world renowned for its focus on children’s mental health. I am currently the lead psychotherapist at a local secondary school where I specialise in helping children and teens with emotional challenges. I can now offer private therapy appointments during the week and to make it convenient for families, on Saturdays. Please see my website for more information www.stirlinglord.com.
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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 Paul Dorkin, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Paul Dorkin
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT1
I offer kind, professional integrative therapy based upon our relationship and respecting your unique value. People seek psychotherapy for many significant reasons, it takes courage to face issues that are causing suffering or challenging you to heal and evolve. I aim to offer a warm, confidential and compassionate space so that as far as possible you feel secure, encouraged and ready to work through your challenges. I’m led by what you feel open to working with as you are the expert on your own experience. Therapy is short or long term. Sessions are held in purpose built rooms within easy reach of Canterbury with good parking.
I offer kind, professional integrative therapy based upon our relationship and respecting your unique value. People seek psychotherapy for many significant reasons, it takes courage to face issues that are causing suffering or challenging you to heal and evolve. I aim to offer a warm, confidential and compassionate space so that as far as possible you feel secure, encouraged and ready to work through your challenges. I’m led by what you feel open to working with as you are the expert on your own experience. Therapy is short or long term. Sessions are held in purpose built rooms within easy reach of Canterbury with good parking.
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Photo of Joanne Brereton, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Joanne Brereton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Canterbury CT3
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.
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.
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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 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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Photo of Sarah London, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Sarah London
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Canterbury CT4
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.
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.
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Photo of Teresa King, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Teresa King
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Canterbury CT4
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.
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.
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Photo of Kirsty Austin, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Kirsty Austin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Canterbury CT1  (Online Only)
As an Accredited Integrative Counsellor & EMDR Therapist I understand that you are unique and I will adapt my professional skills to your needs. I have extensive experience working with Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Phobias, Depression, Bereavement, Stress, Low Self Esteem and much more. I aim to provide a warm, accepting environment that is confidential and safe. Developing a supportive, non-judgmental relationship to facilitate self understanding, new insights and to help individuals find new ways of being. I work with adults and young adults providing long or short term therapy.
As an Accredited Integrative Counsellor & EMDR Therapist I understand that you are unique and I will adapt my professional skills to your needs. I have extensive experience working with Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Phobias, Depression, Bereavement, Stress, Low Self Esteem and much more. I aim to provide a warm, accepting environment that is confidential and safe. Developing a supportive, non-judgmental relationship to facilitate self understanding, new insights and to help individuals find new ways of being. I work with adults and young adults providing long or short term therapy.
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Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online or over the phone can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

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.