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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (MClinSci) and Counsellor

About me

Hello, my name is Adrian, I am an highly experienced, dedicated passionate and skilled psychotherapist and counsellor.  I bring a wealth of life's experience to my therapy work.   I am frequently told how I go the extra mile for clients.

I have worked for many years as a psychotherapist, counsellor and specialist clinical psychologist in the NHS and other mental health services.  I know how good it can be when therapy services get it right and, how deflating it can be when they don't!

I have also worked in schools, welfare and family crisis centres.  I am known for speaking up and campaigning for the genuine care of my clients, thus preventing some larger organisations who have become 'too big to care', from attempts to lower their standards.

My formal training and experience began in 1995 though even before this, I developed an initial interest in psychological therapies.  My training began after working work with media helplines and in BBC phone-in settings.  This led to a dedicated career as a therapist in health services and in two charities in London providing 360 degree psychotherapeutic interventions.

My therapy is tailored to you, whatever your current 'place' in the world and, no matter the ups and down and struggles you have survived.  Your life and history is deeply important to me and highly relevant to a successful therapy.

I regard all people as being of equal value irrespective of gender, race, disability, religion, belief, age or appearance.  Everyone deserves the very best care and attention.  Yet so many can really struggle to find this - especially in a world where resources are stretched and those who should care,  may allocate precious little time to support you.

How bad does it get for you?

Do you experience no-win situations which leave you feeling stuck, frozen and unable to think?  Do you get a sinking feeling of fear that can hit you at the sound of a few words.

Lingering feelings of emptiness or feeling sad - as if something is missing may be unclear as to their source.  Trauma can often overwhelm us dramatically and can cause unpredictable responses and high levels of anxiety at any time it arises. 

I know well about the difficulties of relationships, including the complexities of family dynamics, the co-dependencies and the fear of abandonment.  I know deeply about the legacy of abuse and neglect - having worked in this field extensively.  I am all too familiar with those places in childhood when we became utterly perplexed - not knowing what to do for the best.  So much of the above can contribute to social-anxiety in later life.  Our Understanding of how conditions may have evolved is incredibly useful later as you will find.

I observe widely,  a tendency to label people with broad terms such as 'generalised anxiety disorder' or to over-simplify their problems, or diminish their feelings as if such things are linear.

I was sad to see while working in the NHS, an obsession with labels, targets and organisational goals that frequently overlooked the individual needs of the patient.  So often therapists were expected to avoid the difficult issues.  This is why it is so important to work with a therapist you trust and who is at least as determined as you are to achieve change.

Guilt, depression, pain, hurt, fear and repetition can keep us locked down in fearful, angry or negative patterns of relating all our life.  Let's sort through this together with no tight organisational targets to sabotage the therapy.

Finding a safe and truly confidential space  to carefully share your life and times can be a huge relief, especially when you have been having to hold it all in for so long.

We can lift the lid off any corrosive relationships you acquired or were born into  The resultant growth in understanding provides an opportunity to alter the dynamics and power of any remaining influence.

I provide a therapeutic relationship which is so safe, that apart from my rigorous discretion, no personal information is ever stored on devices or computers.

I offer you what you should always have had in your life - a place where you really do matter and where anything can be spoken about - without judgement!

This is not another tick-box 'make-over' from an under-funded top heavy service.

I provide a unique psychological experience, being a space where you and I strive to find meaning as we make our way toward the heart of the matter.   Today, sadly, so many people only get to skim the surface of their troubles.  I imagine that you and I will have our sights on something altogether more lasting.

I provide online sessions on three platforms: MS Teams, Skype and Zoom.  If at all possible I strongly suggest you attend face to face sessions.  If you are living or working in Kent,  we can meet at my practice in Canterbury.  This is the best way to do therapy but equally,  those who I see online report being very happy with the experience.

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Young people and Children's Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Group Psychotherapy

Bereavement Counselling.

Serious Sexual Assault Training

Psychological training in the workplace.

Team Development Approaches.

Training for mentors and therapists, carers and families or individuals wishing to incorporate psychoanalytic insight into their support of vulnerable people.

Counselling for Cancer and Stroke patients and those facing medical uncertainty.

Support for those having a Dementia Diagnosis - and for those learning to communicate and handle the emotions and psychological needs of dementia patients.

Developmental training for parents, teachers and carers.

Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy at the University of Kent.

Master of Clinical Science MClinSci (Psychotherapy) at the University of Kent.

40 years of experience and continuing professional development.

40 years of helping people to believe in themselves and to overcome the traumas, challenges and misfortunes of life.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Support for Whistle-blowers and Victims of Injustice.

Victims of False Allegations

Victims of any gender or orientation who have experienced strife, violence and abuse in relationships.  This includes women, girls, men and boys - whatever the involvement in the situation.

Institutional and Workplace Abuse including from corporate and state funded organisations.

Moral injury from unreasonable demands in a professional role.

Fees

From £55.00 to £80.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Sessions vary from £55 to £80 according to individual needs and circumstances.

Couples, whether in crisis or not and family therapy are quoted with an effort to make this as economical as possible.

Payment by bank transfer is preferred.   Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any question.   Helping to make life do-able is what I am about.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Wherever possible, I work with you to arrange appointment times that will best suit your schedule.   Obviously,  some appointment times are sought more than others.

Further information

There is no charge for contacting me to obtain impartial advise on a suitable therapy for your situation, or ideas on an appropriate therapeutic path you may consider taking. 

What really matters is you getting the information and confidence you may need to go forward.  If you do need to speak  to someone and you are having difficulty in doing that, do contact me and let's see if we can think this through together.

Kent County Counselling & Psychotherapy, Lombard House, Upper Bridge Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

A council run car park called Holmans Meadow, adjoins the building. Nearest rail station 7 minutes walk: Canterbury East or 18 minutes walk from Canterbury West. Bus station: 5 minutes walk.

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Zoom