Steve Sharkey. UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
0800 756 6236 / 07944 560632
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist combining an NHS post as a Principal Psychotherapist, with a small private counselling and psychotherapy practice which I share with some colleagues, our website link is just below our 0800 free phone number at the top of this page.
If you decide to contact me, you can rest assured the service is confidential. You will be treated with respect and find that I am non-judgemental. I understand that emotional problems may give rise to a sense of shame and taking a step to seek assistance can feel difficult, but for many people, it marks the beginning of recovery.
Experience - I have over twenty years experience in the profession having worked across voluntary, statutory (NHS) and independent settings. In the early 1980's I trained as a nurse. My professional counselling training started in 1991-95 and upon qualification, I continued in post graduate level training leading to my psychotherapy registration.
Specialist Help - I provide brief or time limited evidenced based psychotherapies for Depression, Anxiety and Obsessions. Therapies such as, CBT, IPT and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy known as DIT have been shown to be effective in extensive research trials .
I also offer Cognitive Therapy programmes for Obsessions and EMDR for Post Traumatic Stress reactions
I have a purpose built self contained consulting room with a waiting area and washroom facilities. I can cater for most physical disabilities.
Free Private Car Parking.
I am centrally located - about 5 minutes' walk from Maidstone West Station.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (2011) Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. London
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (2010) Linclonshire NHS Trust
Mentalisation Based Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders (2010) AFC. London
CBT - Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2008) WPF. London
EMDR Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Levels (2008) Richman Associates
Critical Incident Debriefing (2007) Pathways Through Trauma. Bolton
Mentalisation Based Psychotherapy, Foundation, Advanced and Trainer Levels. (2006, 2012) Anna Freud Centre. London
Post Graduate Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (2006) WPF. London
Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychotherapy (2002) Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. London
Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Mental Health (2000) St Georges Hospital Medical School. London
Advanced Diploma in Counselling (1995) Roehampton, UCL. London
Advanced Counselling Skills (1987) London University
Mental Health Nursing (1987) Bromley School of Nursing
Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Clearance No 001383159681
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Credit card facilities available on request
I am registered with a number of UK Health Insurance Companies, including Benenden Friendly Society.
Are you a Psychotherapy or Counselling Trainee?
I am an experienced psychotherapy supervisor providing groups within the NHS for clinical doctoral trainees and other professionals allied to medicine - I provide individual and group supervision on a private basis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an experienced psychotherapy supervisor (BAP Training 2008) providing individual and group supervision within the NHS for clinical doctoral trainees and other professionals allied to medicine - I provide individual and group supervision on a private basis.View supervision profile