Sue Turner UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
4a Nelson Road
Maidstone Community Support Centre
39-48 Marsham St
+44 7880 792516
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist working in Maidstone, ME14 and Greenwich, SE10. I offer a confidential, professional service from town centre locations. My rooms are comfortable, quiet and private. If you are looking for help with emotional distress, a crisis in your relationship or other anxieties I may be able to help. When you ring or email me I will respond promptly and offer you an initial consultation in which you will have a chance to think things through in a confidential setting and gain some understanding about yourself. This in itself can bring relief, and can lead to regular appointments that will bring deeper understanding and move you forward in your life.
My Maidstone Practice
Maidstone town centre is served by good public transport. There is ample parking in nearby roads and free parking in the evening at the Community Support Centre, where I have a consulting room.
Early morning and evening bookings are available.
My Greenwich Practice
My consulting room is within a minutes walk of Cutty Sark DLR and 5 minutes walk from Greenwich mainline station. There are public car parks nearby.
Early morning and evening appointments are available.
Who is Psychotherapy for?
You may have a current crisis you need help with or maybe the time is right to explore long standing difficulties. To help you think about whether psychotherapy is right for you, as a general guide it is appropriate to consult a psychotherapist if:
You have emotional problems which are affecting your life. Problems can include anxiety, depression, panic attacks, or suicidal feelings.
You have physical symptoms for which there is no medical explanation.
You are struggling to get over a loss.
You are finding it difficult to recover from trauma.
You are worried about breakdown or other mental health issues.
You have an uncomfortable relationship with food.
You are stuck in unhelpful relationships and it feels hard to change.
You find yourself repeating destructive patterns of behaviour.
You feel there's a lack of meaning in your life.
You have problems at work such as wondering if you are in the right job, or are in conflicts with work colleagues.
I am trained to listen carefully to your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I will encourage you to explore how you feel and help you reflect on and understand what is going on in your present difficulties. Psychotherapy is an opportunity to look deeply at patterns of thinking and feeling about yourself and your relationships. We aim to change or reduce some patterns which are unhelpful to you. We will be working towards you having a better ability to understand yourself and other people. It may also include an increased emotional capacity on which to draw on, giving you a clearer sense of your own abilities, more satisfying relationships and more confidence to face stressful situations.
What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
Both counselling and psychotherapy support people through difficulties in their lives. Counselling tends to be a relatively brief treatment focussing on one or two specific problems that are currently causing distress. Psychotherapy can be brief or longer term work and is aimed at gaining deeper understanding, looking into exploring patterns underlying current difficulties. Generally psychotherapists can work with a wider range of problems. Throughout my training to qualify as a psychotherapist I have undergone my own personal therapy. This experience helps me to help you gain a positive outcome from coming to see me. I know what it feels like to be a client.
If you'd like to find out if my approach will be helpful for you, you can contact me and we can arrange a convenient time for us to meet for an initial consultation. During this first session we can think together about your current problems and you can get an idea of what's involved in therapy. People are usually eager to know how long they will need to come along for. Usually I will suggest we meet for another two sessions, during which we can assess how you are feeling. After that we will be in a position to agree a period of time to meet, or it may be better to have an open ended approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications.
I have a masters degree in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the University of Kent. I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The UKCP is the UK's leading professional body for the training and accreditation of psychotherapists.
I have experience of working with a wide range of emotional difficulties, both within the NHS and private practice. My NHS experience includes working in a self harm clinic and in a clinic for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I have also worked with vulnerable adults in a leading mental health charity. Currently I devote my time to private practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
My fees vary according to whether I am seeing a client in Greenwich or Maidstone. I charge more for early morning and evening appointments. My fees range between £35 and £60 for a 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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