Denitsa Radeva-Petrova, MBACP, MBPsS, PG.Dip.(Couns.), MSc Psychology (hons.)
I am a qualified Integrative Psychodynamic Counsellor (MBACP, MBPsS) in the final stages of a UKCP accredited Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies (DCPsych). I have worked in a variety of mental health and therapeutic settings, among which adult counselling services, NHS, as well as the Further and Higher Education Sectors. I have experience with a wide range of clients (age 16+) of all genders and sexualities, and from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Counselling or psychotherapy can be a big journey to consider embarking on. It is important that you are able to make an informed decision, choosing a therapist who would be the ‘right’ fit for you. I offer medium, long and short-term counselling and psychotherapy in Canterbury, Kent. I aim to offer you a safe and confidential space which would hopefully encourage you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a respectful and non-judgmental environment. Working as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist means that my practice is informed by various psychological theories and techniques as well as by the individual client’s specific needs and aspirations. Reflecting on the issues and difficulties you might have encountered recently or at different stages in your life may give you time to think about and decide what it is you need to do, as well as enable you to see a different perspective and subsequently make changes in your life and in your relationships with Self and others.
Some of the issues that I work with include abuse, addictions, health anxiety, performance and social anxiety, bereavement and loss, body image concerns, bullying, cultural awareness and/or alienation, depression, discrimination, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and interpersonal issues, Self and identity, sexuality, trauma, work-related stress and more.
I understand that choosing a counsellor or psychotherapist can be a daunting task, both on a personal level as well as in terms of the issue(s) you may be bringing. It is for this reason that I offer all prospective clients an initial consultation (50 minutes) at a reduced price (£20) without commitment at this stage. This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have for me, related to my practice, therapeutic stance and theoretical integrative model, training and/or experience, as well as to discuss professional practice issues, such as confidentiality, fees, cancellation policy, etc. We can also talk about the issue(s) affecting you, and your expectations of therapy.
I offer appointments outside of normal working hours, including Saturdays (late morning/early afternoon). Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have before booking a session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctoral candidate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies (Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
- MSc (First class honours) Degree in Psychology (University of Hertfordshire)
- International MPH (Master of Public Health) Degree (Braun Hebrew University)
- Certificate of Proficiency (BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Certificate in Clinical Assessment and Evaluation (Metanoia Institute)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Initial consultation (50 minutes): £20
Subsequent individual once or twice-weekly sessions (50 minutes): £40
I offer a limited number of places for a reduced fee to students and those on a limited income. Please, contact me to discuss this further.
Please see my website for more details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Russian, Bulgarian, Spanish (intermediate)|
Monday (9 am - 1.30 pm), Wednesday (4 pm - 8 pm), Friday (12.30 pm - 8 pm), Saturday (late morning / early afternoon). Times are negotiable.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|