Craig Abex

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Dover, Kent, CT13
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About me

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor with extensive experience working with mild to severe psychological difficulties across settings that include private practice, third sector, primary care, and NHS inpatient psychiatric hospitals. As a clinician, I'm deeply committed to helping people heal and find a way forward, bringing them closer to a life they want. You may feel unable to describe what you're going through, but know something simply isn't feeling right. Or, you may know exactly what the difficulty is, but struggle to find a way forward. Either way, therapy can support you with your goals.

Navigating through the huge amount of psychological therapists can generate more stress and confusion. Adding to that confusion are the many different ways therapists can work! However, the most important thing is to pick someone who you feel drawn to, If that is me, great! If not, that is also okay. Just as long as your choice comes from you.

A little more about me

I am passionate about working with trauma, depression, anxiety management, low self-confidence, personality difficulties, anger management, feelings of 'stuckness', and family/relationship difficulties. In addition to my private practice, I am also an Academic Lecturer on a Doctorate Program in Psychology and work as a Psychotherapist in an NHS psychiatric hospital.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies at Metanoia Institute – Middlesex University (Pending)
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Certificate in CBT for Long Term Persistent & Distressing Health Conditions
  • Official Accreditation as a Group Facilitator at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology


  • Psychotherapist and Psychologist in a psychiatric inpatient hospital
  • Visiting lecturer for psychology doctorate training
  • Service Manager for third sector counselling organisations
  • Therapist with NHS Talking Therapies
  • Clinical Assessor at NHS Talking Therapies
  • Family Action and Tavistock Group Facilitator

Membership of Professional Organisations

  • Registered  Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS – MBPsS)

Member organisations

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Aviva

Additional information


If you are interested in us working together, please feel free to call or email me. From here we will arrange a free 5-10 minute telephone consultation; please note there is no obligation to attend therapy with me after. This is an opportunity for you to speak with me and ask any questions you might have, for me to get a little information on what you would like support with, and for us to determine if I am the right person to offer that support.

If we agree to move forward, then an initial assessment is £70 for a 60 minute appointment. After this, each session will run for 50 minutes and cost £65.


1:1 Supervision: £60 per session

Group Supervision: £55 per person

Please contact me regarding availability. 

When I work

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Abex Psychology Services, Dover, Kent, CT13

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)

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As a trained UKCP Integrative Psychotherapist and Counselling Psychologist, I offer 1:1 and group supervision.

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Craig Abex
Craig Abex