Attachment-based Counselling in Margate

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Dr Lana Renny
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Currently based in London and Margate with over eleven years of experience in the NHS working therapeutically with adults, young people and families. In my current NHS role as a Senior Psychologist I offer individual therapy and family work in addition to providing consultation, training and supervision to staff. If you are struggling with anxiety, stress or low mood, or perhaps low self esteem and relationship problems, I am here to support you.
020 3322 2419
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Margate CT9
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Louise Fernandes
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
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As an experienced Art Therapist I believe art making can be a useful way for self expression, reflection and healing when faced with difficult life stresses and experiences. Starting therapy can be a daunting experience but the use of art making in my practice as well as my comfortable, safe, empathic approach provides a reassuring and nurturing environment. Art Therapy provides verbal and non-verbal insight and can provide the sub-conscious a chance to allow thoughts, feeling and emotions be expressed in a safe way. It is for suitable for everyone, regardless of artistic ability and is an opportunity to communicate creatively.
01843 264859
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Margate CT9
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Maria Mead Counselling Service
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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I specialise in helping people overcome the obstacles that stop us from creating the life we long for. We all want and deserve to have more fulfilling and meaningful relationships and that starts with addressing our own stumbling blocks, some which we may not be aware of and others which we find difficult to tackle alone. I believe that developing a deeper connection with one another is the key to fulfilling relationships. My prime task in working with couples is to arm them with the tools to enable them to get beneath the hurtful exchanges of words and sabotaging behaviour, to hear one another from the heart, not the ego.
01843 264709
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Margate CT9
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Pierremont Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
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Are you battling anxiety and your inner critic? Is your life overshadowed by grief? Are you weary and think it will always be like this? It doesn't have to be! I can help you understand your past, learn to manage anxiety & grief and develop self-compassion, in order to make positive changes in your life. I also am a qualified Clinical Supervisor offering face to face or online supervision to students or qualified Counsellors. Having run a successful private Practice for 10 years, I aim to support those wishing to develop their practice too.
07723 430201
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Margate CT9
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Jill Hanney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
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Life can often present us with some difficult and painful challenges. How we respond to these challenges, will vary according to our life experiences, especially our early childhood experiences. Having the time and space to untangle and make sense of our past and it’s impact on our present, will help us move out of unhelpful thinking styles, help us move from being stuck in negative relationships and also help find ways to make the changes necessary in our lives. However, on occasion when the source of a persons difficulty is linked with traumatic experiences, then a more specialised trauma focused approach is required.
07540 610855
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Margate CT9
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Trust Therapy - Joanne White
Counsellor, MBACP
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I am an experienced Relate Trained Relationship & Sex Therapist. I work with couples & individuals who are in an intimate relationship. I extend that service to clients who are single, plus couples & individuals in the process of separating, deciding Therapy to be a more appropriate service when mediation is considered unnecessary, but closure is. I promote clients to feel valued & respected by inviting them to tap into their own resources & ideas about what suits them to make changes to move forward, by providing impartial, unbiased & a neutral lens into the relationship.
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Margate CT9
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Andrew John Matthews
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
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I am a highly experienced BACP-Accredited therapist with a master's degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. My private practice based in Broadstairs continues my work in London helping people overcome difficult and challenging situations. Whether your concern is recent, long-standing or an isolated event, I offer a confidential and non-judgemental environment where you are free to be yourself and express your genuine thoughts.​​
01843 264697
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Margate CT9
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Beverley Liffen-Latter
Counsellor, BACP
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Whatever is troubling you, counselling can help. Together we can work through your challenges and issues, find a way to make sense of any difficulties you face. My name is Beverley and I am a qualified counsellor with experience of counselling adults, children and adolescents. Deciding to begin counselling can be a challenging and emotional experience. You are more than welcome to contact me if you have any questions.
01843 264804
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Margate CT9
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Mabelle Peñalver
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP Accred
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Counselling is all about listening, sometimes to what is not even being said. As a counsellor I have no agenda except your welfare, development and insight, to help you find the path which best suits you. Crucial to this is developing a trusting, consistent relationship within which we can explore far and wide, whilst remaining safe and contained. I am a Registered MBACP counsellor with years of experience in clinical work in community services, GP surgeries and private practice. Talking therapy is nothing new, it helps, it can change lives and transform individuals.
07723 436203
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Margate CT9
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Sarah Jane Horsley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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Are you feeling down, struggling with depression and/or anxiety, pretending everything is OK when it's not? Do you have the sense that life has passed you by, that you lack purpose and drive? Maybe you've lost that sense of self, suffer low self-esteem or feel that you just don't belong? Are you struggling with trauma/past abuse or feel isolated, anxious and lonely? Perhaps you have relationship difficulties or health issues that are getting you down? Maybe you're elderly or stuck at home, feeling forgotten? These are all good reasons to access counselling and help you move forward in life. I look forward to hearing from you.
01225 969965
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Margate CT9
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Paul Dorkin
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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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.
01227 931239
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Terry Balby
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed or worried ? Perhaps your mood has been low for a while and you can’t seem to shift that feeling. Sometimes life events such as losing a loved one, relationship break-ups, family problems or work issues can leave us feeling helpless. Perhaps you are considering help to untangle your thoughts. Maybe you think a lot about things that have happened in the past that still affect you. Sometimes there may be a sense that life is lacking in meaning and direction. We can all lose sight of who we really are and what we want from life.
07480 559342
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Broadstairs CT10
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Jeffrey Martin Cockfield
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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I offer Counselling and Therapy for a range of issues including: Anxiety, Depression, Alcohol, Drugs, Relationship/Sexual issues, Gambling, Anger Management, Divorce and Separation, Bereavement: Grief and Loss, Low Self-esteem, Eating Disorders, Co-Dependency, Prescription Drug dependency, Internet Addiction, Compulsive Shopping, Shame & Guilt issues. I also offer Recovery Coaching and mentoring. I provide counselling support and advice to families and employers where a loved-one or valued employee is struggling. I have been working in counselling and advisory roles for over twenty years. I have a wide range of experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds, covering many different faiths and belief systems.
07775 702791
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Sandwich CT13
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Emma Callan B E M
Counsellor, MBACP
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It is an important decision to invest in yourself through counselling. I  would welcome the opportunity to work with you. I am a warm, open and caring person. I take each session at your pace and can work short or long term. I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework and will provide you with a safe, non judgemental space to work in. I offer the following sessions: Face to Face, Skype, Telephone: £50-80
01227 931645
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Reculver CT6
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Joanna Clarke-Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
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Welcome, for whatever brings you here. Are you feeling anxious and burnt out, or depressed and that nothing you do is ever good enough? Perhaps you’re overwhelmed by parenting or caring responsibilities or stressed by work or study. Maybe you’re struggling with relationship problems or feel you fly off the handle easily. I can help by offering a warm, confidential space for you to bring whatever is troubling you. I’ll work with you to help you challenge your critical thoughts, heal the wounds of the past and find more ease and self-acceptance. Having worked in the media I'm fascinated by people's stories and what lies beneath them.
020 3962 1846
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Broadstairs CT10
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Jane Mary Hetherington
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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I am an integrative psychotherapist and I enjoy working with a wide range of clients on a number of issues, including depression, anxiety, work related stress, trauma, career problems, substance misuse/addictions and family and relationships. I additionally have considerable experience in working with more severe mental health issues and complex presentations, such as personality disorder and psychosis. I prefer to have an initial discussion on the phone prior to meeting. In order to establish what my the client wants from therapy, how sessions will fit into their lifestyle and are their needs and goals realistic.
07403 938902
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Ramsgate CT11
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Elm Counselling services
Counsellor, MBACP
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I am a qualified, integrative counsellor with many years experience. My core modality is integrative which allows for flexibility in sessions. At the heart, is the therapeutic relationship- empathy, unconditional regard and acceptance. Psychodynamic theory looks at attachments, defences and themes from childhood that get played out in the now. TA is a theory of human interactions and helps us understand and explore past messages using such tools as the Drama triangle and the Parent-Adult-child model. This integrated mix of theory enables me to meet different needs, those which are best suited to the individual or couple.
01304 808360
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Sandwich CT13
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Viv Botting
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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I am a highly qualified and experienced professional specialising in working with adults and young people. I offer support with a wide range of issues around bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma and relationships. If you are an adult/young person (14 years+) looking for someone kind who will listen to you without judgement and make you feel valued and supported, I can help you to identify your needs in a safe and confidential space and support your personal growth.
01304 796925
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Sandwich CT13
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Online Therapists

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Dr Rachel van Schaick
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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I draw heavily from attachment-based approaches, which means there is a focus on safety in close relationships.
I am specialist in supporting children, adolescents, parents and families. I offer a range of psychological services, including child assessments, child treatment and help for parents. Whatever your child's need and stage of development, I can help to make sense of current challenges, dilemmas and strengths. I will utilise evidence-based approaches to tailor a bespoke package of intervention. I have over 12 years experience of working in children's mental-health services in the NHS, local authority, third sector and independent settings. I am the founder of Raising Minds Child and Family Psychology.
020 4538 8720
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London W1U
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Lorna Livingston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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I provide a confidential, non-judgemental and accepting space for you to explore your emotions, issues and difficulties and express your thoughts and feelings. My aim is to help my client gain a better understanding of their situation. I have experience working with people from all different backgrounds and dealing with a wide variety of issues.
020 3835 5971
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London SE22
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Attachment-based Counsellors

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioural Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.