Koula Mary Slevin MSc. PgDip UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
294 St. Margaret's Banks
I am a fully qualified,registered & experienced Psychotherapist, providing treatment for a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties from my discreet and comfortable practice in Rochester, Kent. Additional professional posts include - Consultant Psychotherapist for Bupa and Group Psychotherapist for the West Kent NHS.
Patients describe the psychotherapy experience with me as awakening, life changing and pivotal to moving forward to a better quality of life. I bring to practice over a decade of clinical experience, having worked with people struggling with depression; eating disorders, drug and alcohol addictions, sexual and relationship problems, anger, suicidal thoughts, self harm, anxiety, loneliness, feelings of emptiness and despair, personality disorders and unresolved issues relating to gender and sexual identity.
Many individuals come to see me having previously tried other forms of therapy or counselling whose effect proved temporary.
It may be that you find yourself repeatedly experiencing situations and events that feel to be upsetting, destructive, full of conflict or simply preventing you from experiencing life simply, joyfully and without struggle. My expertise is to free you from the negatives of the past so that you can start to live joyfully in the present.
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 once more, relationships will improve or change, reflecting a healthier, happier you.
Despite the high levels of clinical skill involved in a psychoanalytic psychotherapy, my disposition is warm and sympathetic.
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.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a clinical treatment that gets to the core of the problem. It 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
- Struggle with addiction
- Have or suspect a diagnosis of a personality disorder or bi polar
- If you experience anger and fear as overwhelming
- Suffer physical health complaints which may be exacerbated or caused by poor psychological health.
- Have suffered an emotional or physical trauma or sexual abuse
I am happy to have a brief chat over the phone if you have questions about the treatment I offer and whether this is a process that will be helpful to you. I am able to offer evening and Saturday appointments.
Call or email to arrange an initial consultation or if you have a general enquiry. If you are obliged to leave a voice mail message, please ensure that the correct contact telephone number is reported in the message. I respond promptly to enquiries.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.2005
- Masters in Clinical Science -Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. 2010
- Professional member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College.2010
- Professional member Canterbury Consortium of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists 2009
- UKCP professional member (UKCP is the UK's leading professional body for qualified psychotherapists and mental health clinicians.)
NHS psychotherapist since 2005.
Private practice since 2011.
I bring to practice 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.
Prior to joining the UKCP professional register as a Psychoanalytic psychotherapist, I enjoyed a successful career in Broadcast Journalism with the BBC's World Service.
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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Daytime, evenings and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|