Nathan Faulkner UKCP Reg; MBPsS
07415 528 769
I am an integrative psychotherapist registered with both the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) and offer both individual and couples therapy from my practice in the centre of Maidstone in Kent.
I understand that talking about your feelings and emotions with a therapist who doesn’t know you may seem very daunting initially, but clients tend to report finding the experience extremely helpful. Below I have attempted to include information that might help in deciding whether I could be the right therapist for you to work with.
If after reading my profile you have any other questions that I haven't included please feel free to contact me to discuss these. I am happy to have a confidential discussion over the phone to answer any questions with no obligation to meet if you decide you do not wish to.
What sort of therapy do you offer?
I'm an integrative psychotherapist which means that my approach is an integration of therapeutic approaches viewing both past and present experiences and situations as being important in influencing a person's current well-being. I regard all elements of a person's experience as important and so work with thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Working in this way also allows me to draw on a number of different approaches so as to best support you.
I believe that sometimes we are not sure of exactly what the problem is, just that life feels difficult, whereas at other times we might have a clear idea of what the problem is but are unsure of how to handle it. By talking through what you are finding difficult or challenging in a supportive and non-judgemental environment I believe you can sometimes gain new perspectives on existing issues or develop more helpful ways of coping with current situations.
How I believe therapy can help?
We live in an increasingly busy world. I believe that an important part of the therapeutic process comes from allowing yourself the time to discuss, consider, reflect and address what it is that is concerning you. To support this I provide a safe space for discussion and reflection and offer a non-judgemental approach to considering the difficulties you might be experiencing.
What happens in a therapy session?
I work with anything that is of concern to you and so usually I leave it to you to talk about whatever is on your mind. With certain issues we might have a very clear focus in our work however this is something that we would discuss and agree on together.
How many sessions would you need to come for?
There is no set amount of time that I work with people for. I believe therapy is a uniquely individual process and therefore believe the length of time we work together should be decided between us. I have experience of working with individuals and couples for anything from a few sessions to much longer term therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP).
Prior to training as a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist I first studied Fine Art before returning to complete a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology. After completing my degree I trained in Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) approaches before training as an Integrative Psychotherapist. I am currently also in the final stages of my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology with Metanoia Institute in London.
Previous positions I have held include working in both primary and secondary mental health services in the NHS, charitable organisations and private practice in London and across Kent.
Below I have indicated some specific areas I have experience of working with. The terms used here might not feel as though they match exactly what you are experiencing. This is perfectly natural so you might want to come along and talk over what you are experiencing without labelling it as anything in particular.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition to the areas mentioned above I also have a considerable amount of experience working with clients who are struggling to manage their weight including those who may have already had or are considering weight-loss (bariatric) surgery.
As well as working with individuals and couples I also run workshops for organisations or groups on working with clients/patients who might be struggling to make lifestyle changes.
Working with individuals and couples requires somewhat different approaches which is reflected in my fees.
I charge £40 per session for individuals with sessions lasting 50 minutes. For couples I charge £60 for a full hour however sometimes more time is necessary for the work to be helpful. Where we both feel this is the case we can discuss session fees as appropriate.
I also offer a concessionary fee for counsellors in training of £30 per session.
Payment for sessions is accepted by cash at the end of each session. Unfortunately I am unable to accept card payments.
My practice is situated in Marsham Street, a quiet street in the centre of Maidstone, Kent. This is a few minutes from the main bus station and only a short walk from both Maidstone East and West train stations. There is also plenty of reasonably priced parking very nearby.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me to discuss your specific availability. I have early morning appointments available as well as evening and daytime.
Types of client