12-17 Upper Bridge Street
07545197910 / 07545197910
I am an accredited CBT Therapist, Integrative Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist experienced in working with people who have depression, anxiety, generalized anxiety, trauma, phobias along with a range of other life issues, such as bereavement and loss, relationship breakdown due to affairs and betrayal, and work related issues. I have 16 years experience working in the private sector, NHS and Voluntary sector. I have a private and confidential room based in central Canterbury.
I am a registered provider with the following health Insurance companies
•AXA PPP Healthcare
CBT, Cognitive behavioural therapy focuses on how your thoughts (cognition's) influence your feelings and behaviour. It recognises and addresses negative thoughts that maintain the problems you encounter. The aim of CBT is for you to have healthier thoughts feelings and behaviours, working mainly on present issues, but acknowledging they may be related to past experiences also.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends cognitive behavioural therapy for Binge Eating Disorder (BED), bulimia, depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing. EMDR Is recommended by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) for the treatment of trauma and is gathering more evidence for the use in a variety of other anxiety disorders.
Integrative counselling/therapy combines therapies to suit your preferences and the issues you encounter. It considers your personal experiences and choices. The aim of integrative therapy is to help you advance your self-understanding. focusing on you, and you obtaining insight into the difficulties you confront. It considers your ideas, feelings and relevant moments in your life. Psychotherapy aims to help you change or discover suitable ways of managing.
Training, qualifications & experience
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) since October 2011
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Salomons Tunbridge Wells Canterbury Christ Church University (UK). Since June 2010
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist - Integrative Psychotherapist since June 2002
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute London (UK)
Completed EMDR Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing training 2007-2009 Richman EMDR London NW6
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Physical health problems
Counselling/Psychotherapy £50 session.
CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy £50 per session.
EMDR Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing £60 session.
Code of Ethics
I abide by the Standards of Conduct Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Code of Ethics of the Metanoia Institute London
Luke, K and Minihane, A (2008) Building Resistance – Final Project Report, Developing Improved Psychosocial Care for Patients Diagnosed with Cancer.
Luke, K and Minihane, A (2008)Emotional and Psychological Effects of Cancer (User and peer reviewed.) One award in 2009 BMA Patient Medical Book Competition
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Various appointments daytime and evening
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have been supervising therapists from a variety of backgrounds counselling & psychotherapy since 2003 in the NHS private and voluntary sectors.View supervision profile