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Sometimes, it might be difficult to share your thoughts and feelings with your family and friends. I aim to offer you a safe and confidential space, allowing you to explore what is on your mind. During these uncertain, unprecedented times, I also offer remote Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as concessions to new clients. As an Integrative Psychotherapist (MUKCP) and Psychodynamic Counsellor (MBACP, MBPsS) with an MSc (hons.) degree in Psychology, I have worked in a variety of settings (adult counselling services, NHS, the Higher Education Sectors) providing individual counselling and psychotherapy to clients from all walks of life (students, young adults, older clients). This has made me realise that ‘one size does not fit all’ but that my therapeutic approach needs to be specifically 'tailored' to the individual client's needs. I am currently in the final stages of a UKCP accredited Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Metanoia Institute (a joint programme with Middlesex University). Metanoia Institute has a long-standing reputation for providing training of outstanding quality and relevance.

My underlying values as a practitioner encompass recognising the centrality of the multi-layered therapeutic relationship and ‘meeting’ my clients as complex human beings. I endeavour to maintain an authentic, non-judgemental stance of openness and curiosity while focusing on my clients’ needs, aspirations and presenting issues in the context of their unique social and cultural background. Some potential benefits of counselling and psychotherapy might be managing stress and anxiety, developing a stronger sense of Self, the ability to set boundaries and greater self-confidence, regaining emotional balance, increasing assertiveness as well as building more fulfilling and supportive relationships.

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. It is for this reason that I offer all prospective clients an initial consultation (50 minutes) at a reduced price (£30) which could take place over the phone and/or online 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.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have before booking a session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctoral candidate in Counselling Psychology (Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University)
  • Clinical Diploma In Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, London)
  • 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)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

Initial consultation (50 minutes): £30

​Subsequent individual once or twice-weekly sessions (50 minutes) £40 - £50. In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 situation of growing uncertainty and physical distancing, I offer online and/or phone sessions at a reduced rate. I also offer concessions to students and key workers. Please, contact me to discuss this further.

Availability

Monday-Friday; Saturday (late morning / early afternoon). Times are negotiable.

Further information

Please see my website for more details.

Canterbury
Kent
CT1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

Russian, Bulgarian, Spanish (intermediate)

Denitsa Radeva-Petrova

Denitsa Radeva-Petrova