Duncan Kitchin UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, MSc (OD), Supervision Diploma
I have been a professional psychotherapist and counsellor for 27 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, but I am very happy to work with clients who are new to psychotherapy and counselling.
I have just gone back to only offering online sessions, as a result of the second wave of covid. I intend to resume face to face sessions, for clients who want this form of meeting, as soon as it is safe for me and my clients. I work remotely on SKYPE, Zoom, WhatsApp or the telephone. I have experience of working in this virtual world which goes back a number of years.
Most of my work is about relationship problems, couple problems, psychosexual problems, behavioral 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. Currently I am working with the anxieties arising from Covid19, especially about fears for parents and the possibility of dying or being unwell before our time.
I work long-term and short-term with adults (hetrosexual, gay, bi and trans), 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 for 17 years, I am also 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
MSc , Organisation Development Consulting, 1989
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coping with being HIV positive
Love and sex addiction
Other behavioral addictions
Problems flowing from IVF treatment
Problems flowing from adoption
Problems resulting from boarding school education
My normal fee is £70 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 £80 (some concessions are available). Sessions cancelled less that 24 hours before the session have to pay the normal sessional fee.
Concessions offered for
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.