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BA, MA INTEGRATIVE Psych, Clinical Hypnotherapist, UKCP reg

About me

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My name is Bilgi McDermott and I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist.Therapy offers you a chance to talk through your problems in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting. It is an opportunity to express and explore your thoughts and feelings in a deep and reflective way. This brings about self understanding.

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist this means I use a number of difference approaches to empower my clients to achieve their goals. Everything about healing comes down to one simple rule: recognise and affirm your emotions and you have the power to control them. I use select methods of integrative psychotherapy, relaxation, visualization, mindfulness meditation and related methods to achieve these goals.

My approach to self-transformation is based on learning to affirm the present moment, undoing learned past patterns of thinking and behaviour, and setting goals for the future.

I specialise in relieving:

  • anxiety
  • stress
  • nervousness in social situations
  • depression
  • panic attack
  • addictions
  • phobias
  • improving self confidence
  • setting up personal goals and reaching them.

I also use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Brief Therapy when appropriate for immediate issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and fully accredited by the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). I am also a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist.

I completed my training to practice EMDR. 

I hold a B.A in Business Studies and an M.A in Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)

Certificates in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) as well as Short Term Therapy and Couples Therapy and Hypnotherapy. I also have diploma in Integrative Supervision.

I have been running my own private practice since 2004.

Professional Bodies

I am a member of the ICPT (International Council of Professional Therapists) and the Minster Centre.

Training, qualifications & experience

My specialist areas include:

  • depression
  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • workplace issues
  • eating disorder
  • early childhood issue
  • child abuse
  • sexuality and sexual identity
  • bereavement and loss
  • despair and loneliness
  • crisis management
  • post traumatic stress disorder
  • relationship difficulties
  • debt and financial issues
  • age related issues
  • domestic violence

I am available to see couples and individuals for short-term or open ended, long-term therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I speak Turkish and provide sessions in Turkish. I am also a supervisor and I offer supervision for individuals or groups. As well as being a psychotherapist, I am a qualified Hypnotherapist.


£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

£65 per session for individual work and £75 for couples sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available during the day and the evenings.

Further information

I provide counselling/psychotherapy online via Skype, what’s app or face time. I also provide therapy via telephone. 

I am originally from Turkey, therefore I provide counselling and psychotherapy in English and Turkish.

Littlestone, New Romney, Kent, TN28

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages