Nicola Singleton - UKCP Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, MClinSCi, PGDip, BSc
48 Church Street
I am a fully qualified, UKCP Accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, currently offering Private Individual Psychotherapy in the Maidstone locality. I have extensive experience in a variety of NHS Mental Health Services as well as spending the past 2 years in specialist Adoption Services, offering Individual and Group based psychological interventions. The difficulties I am experienced in working with include:
- Attachment Difficulties/Disorder
- Relationship Issues
- Adoption specific concerns
- Low self-esteem/identity issues
- Mental Health difficulties and symptoms including: personality disorder, mood disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, self-harm and complex trauma.
What do I offer and why choose Psychotherapy?
I offer Individual Psychotherapy sessions, providing you with the space to begin to explore and understand your concerns and difficulties in a safe, comfortable environment. My consulting room is relatively central, however offers a warm and discreet service with plenty of parking in the vicinity. I am mindful that making the decision to begin Psychotherapy can be difficult, with feelings of fear, anxiety and uncertainty. There may be concerns about whether you can 'open up to' or 'work with' someone, therefore the relationship with your Therapist is key to ensuring the Therapy is beneficial.
Psychotherapy differs to counselling, in that it tends to offer a longer-term intervention that focuses at a deeper level on how our early experiences and relationships help form who we are, how we experience the world and how we function in it. Sometimes when we have experienced early trauma we can feel stuck, psychotherapy can allow you the space to gradually move from this position.
Psychotherapy accreditation also requires extensive Postgraduate level training, therefore generally requiring a relevant degree is held prior to this. My 5 year training followed an initial degree in Psychology and has been further supported through extensive clinical experience.
When you first make contact, I will arrange an initial assessment appointment with you where we can discuss what has brought you to Psychotherapy, and explore your hopes and expectations for our work together. This assessment also allows you to get a sense of how I work and whether this feels like a good fit for you. The assessment stage can take more than one session and will ensure that the decision to commit to Psychotherapy is right for you. Following this if the decision is made to continue, we will schedule regular sessions, usually once or twice weekly. The duration of therapy is also flexible and we will agree an initial time frame together.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registration and accreditation as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
CPJA (Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis) member
FIP (Forum for Independent Psychotherapists) Professional Member
MClinSci Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
PgDip Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Cost and Session Arrangements:
Each session lasts for 50 minutes and the duration of Psychotherapy can be either short-term or long-term, depending on the individual needs of the client. Your tailored Psychotherapy Agreement will be discussed with you during your assessment.
Costs are as follows:
- Regular and assessment sessions £55
Please note that due to room bookings, missed/cancelled sessions are charged at the standard rate. You will not be charged for sessions cancelled by your Therapist. Costs stated above are per each session.
Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer. Unfortunately card payments are not currently accepted.
I am based within a Private Therapy Service in central Maidstone (see address above). Please note that unfortunately this room is not currently wheelchair accessible with stair access to the waiting room and Clinic space. There is on-street parking available which is free after 6pm, and a small Pay & Display car park directly opposite the main entrance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have evening availability, usually between 6-9pm.
Types of client