Koula Mary Slevin MSc. PgDip UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
294 St. Margarets Banks
Who you will see and what I do:
I am a fully qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Bupa Consultant and Group psychotherapist for the NHS Personality Disorder service. I work with patients from Kent and the South East, confidentially and expertly from my practice in the heart of Rochester. I bring to private practice nine years of clinical experience and skill from clinics, public hospitals and private institutions both within the UK and within public health services and private clinics within the Balkan states of Europe, successfully treating patients from all walks of life. I thus have a particular expertise and sensitivity to the cultural and language differences that shape and inform the individual's experience.
My role is to effectively support you in understanding how and why you may be repeatedly experiencing situations and events that feel to be upsetting, destructive, conflictual or simply preventing you from experiencing life simply, joyfully and without struggle.
My disposition is warm and sympathetic and combined with extensive clinical skill and knowledge promotes significant transformation and change. Undergoing such change can at times feel challenging and may feel uneasy as you learn new ways to think about yourself and the world about you, but is a process that will ultimately liberate you from a life of struggle and sufferance.
In treatment with me you will begin to feel in control of your life again, enjoy satisfaction, handle problems effectively and feel optimistic. Your life will begin to feel productive again, relationships will improve or change reflecting a healthier, happier you.
What is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is at its best with questions about life & love relationships, and feelings of emptiness or lacking purpose. Challenges such as life transitions, sexuality, relationship struggles and emotional imbalance can be difficult to resolve without professional guidance. If you are struggling with reaching your fullest potential, psychotherapy can help to bring your worries to light.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is often the best and longest lasting approach. It gets to the roots of negative patterns of thoughts, behaviours and feelings and changes basic neurological wiring over time and treatment course and especially helpful if:
- You feel diminished in confidence and self worth
- If you have ongoing struggles with anxiety and depression
- If you experience upset over your sexual life
- If you experience anger and fear as overwhelming
- Suffer physical health complaints which may be exacerbated or caused by poor psychological health.
Patients describe the psychotherapy experience with me as awakening, life changing and pivotal to moving forward to a better quality of life. Through an exploration of past and present using clinically proven techniques, my work with you is to find relief, freedom and healthy change.
It can often feel unnerving taking those first steps to solicit help, rest assured we can discuss your concerns in a way that will help you decide whether treatment with me is something you wish to begin.
Call or email for an initial consultation appointment that will be arranged in a discreet and comfortable therapy room in the heart of Rochester.
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Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a postgraduate diploma in psychotherapy and Masters degree in the Clinical Science of Psychotherapy. I am accredited by the UK's lead professional body for psychotherapists, the UKCP. Practical experience and skill has been refined over nine years, supervised by some of the best clinicians in the country. A seven year training in the profession required seven years of personal analysis, a fundamental aspect to the professional and ethical excellence of advertising therapists and as critical to the successful outcome of your treatment, as is high level academic training and clinical experience in all major areas of mental health. All of which I bring to the working relationship created with my patients.
I have helped many people free themselves from distressing and painful emotional lives since I began my professional career in 2005. I spent six years working within the NHS, helping people from all walks of life move away from suicidal thoughts, destructive relationships and unfulfilled lives blighted by depression and anxiety, fear and low self esteem.
I have worked in private practice since 2011, with a specialized knowledge of the difficulties and challenges facing professionals in the music and creative industries, the professions of law and business as well as people from the LGBT community and those whose cultural and birth background lies outside of the UK.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Getting to see me:
In the centre of Rochester, 294 St. Margarets is just a five minute walk from Rochester station with multiple parking lots and on street parking available for those coming by car.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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A convenient appointment time for ongoing sessions will be discussed during the initial consultation.
Types of client