Dr. Helen Neame : Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
I am an English/ French speaker and work with both adults and children. My experience as a psychotherapist has been within GP surgeries, school settings, the NHS and privately. I provide both short and long term counselling/psychotherapy. I work integratively to help people gain an understanding of and an ability to move on from experiences of trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties amongst other things. I integrate EMDR and embodied (sensorimotor and energetic) work for stress and trauma.
The current session fee is £60 per session, I reserve my right for this fee to change at the beginning of a new therapeutic contract. Concessionnary rates may be available).
I offer zoom/skype and telephone sessions, but can also see you in person if required. The therapy room itself is situated 5 minutes from the very centre of the city of Canterbury, next to a large public car park.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have degree in Psychology, (which grants me the Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society). I completed a MSc and a MClinSci in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy which I gained through the University of Kent at Canterbury, and a Professional Doctorate (DPsych) in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the university of Essex. I am accredited and registered with the UKCP, am a member of the Council for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists and Jungian Analysts. I am a member of the Canterbury Consortium of Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. I am also a member of the BPS and the BACP.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently offering free EMDR sessions online. This is a special offer untill the end of July 2021
EMDR therapy is used widely within the NHS and privately by qualified clinicians for trauma related issues. The therapists guides the client to use eye movements which unlock the nervous system and allow for the brain to process frightening or difficult experiences.
My normal rates are on a sliding scale between £30 and £50 per session. But I can also provide a lower cost service to those who would require it.
Psychotherapy and counselling help us to explore our feelings and the different facets of our life's experiences. With the help of a therapist you can be enabled to look at aspects of your life and/or your relationships which are causing difficulties for you currently. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy proposes that our feelings about ourselves and others develop through our experience of the relationships we have with important others in our lives. These feelings and experiences we have as children will have a consequent effect on the way we feel about ourselves and the ways we understand and try to manage our relationships with others.
Psychotherapeutic exploration will allow you to gain a meaningful understanding of any symptoms (anxiety, depression, anger, shyness etc..) you may be experiencing. It is this understanding which allows you to let go of restrictive patterns of feeling and behaving, to reclaim your true self and your ability to lead a more empowered, creative and spontaneous way of living.