Duncan Kitchin UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, Supervision Diploma
I have been a professional psychotherapist and counsellor for 26 years, seeing individuals and couples. I also work as a supervisor. Approximately 60% of my clients are professionally qualified counsellors or psychotherapists, trainee counsellors and psychotherapists, or clinical supervisees.
Most of my work is about relationship problems, couple problems, psychosexual problems, behavioural addictions ( love, sex, porn, gambling, eating problems), adult problems flowing from unsatisfactory childhoods and parenting, adoption, anxiety and panic attacks and boarding school education. I also work with problems flowing from affaires and betrayal, bereavement, relational problems resulting from IVF, sexual abuse, low self esteem, depression and stress.
I work long-term and short-term with adults (hetrosexual, gay and bi), men and women, and members of many racial groups. I also offer clinical supervision.
I have been married and am a father and grandfather. Before becoming a psychotherapist I was a university lecturer teaching economics and then about organisations, and spent some time in China teaching, counselling and consulting at the Chinese campus of the University of Nottingham..
In the past I have been an organisational consultant (whilst being a university lecturer). As a result of this, I am interested in working with clients about work related issues.
Having been a yoga teacher in the past, I am interested in working with anxiety and panic attacks, and teaching calmness and stillness and how to manage panic, anxiety, sleeping problems and insomnia.
Training, qualifications & experience
4-year Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI),1999.(I have been seeing paying clients since 1993)
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered
Continuing Professional Development since 1993.
Diploma in Supervision from the London Gestalt Centre, 2013
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coping with being HIV positive
Love and sex addiction
Other behavioural addictions
Problems flowing from IVF treatment
Problems flowing from adoption
Problems resulting from boarding school education
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
My normal fee is £60 per session for individuals (some concessions are available), and sessions are the normal professional 50 minute hour. With couples the sessions are 60 minutes with a fee of £70 (some concessions are available). Sessions cancelled less that 24 hours before the session have to pay the normal sessional fee.
I offer daytime and evening sessions, with the last session starting at 20.30. There are stairs to my therapy room. I only work in English. I normally expect to work once per week with clients.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Only english|
8.00 a.m. until 8.30 p.m. (start of last session), Mon-Fri
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have been a professional Gestalt psychotherapist for 26 years; in addition to which I hold a Diploma in Supervision from the Gestalt Centre, London 2013.