Nicola Singleton - UKCP Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, MClinSCi, PGDip, BSc

Nicola Singleton - UKCP Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, MClinSCi, PGDip, BSc

48 Church Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1DF

07912666375

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48 Church Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1DF

07912666375

About me

I am a fully qualified, UKCP Accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, currently working in a Specialist Adoption Service in Kent. I have extensive experience in a variety of NHS Mental Health Services, offering Individual and Group based interventions. The difficulties I am experienced in working with include:

  • Depression
  • Attachment Difficulties/Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Adoption specific concerns
  • Loss
  • 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.

Next steps

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

Professional Registration:

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

Qualifications:

MClinSci Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

PgDip Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Fees

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 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.

Maps & Directions

Maidstone, ME14 1DF

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

I currently have evening availability, usually between 6-9pm.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
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