Dr Georgie Bainbridge DCPsych
Being listened to and having a place and time to work through thoughts and feelings is essential. Many people lack this space. Psychotherapy is a unique situation unlike any other in your life where you can explore what you need to. By working together we are able to gain an understanding of the way you relate to family, friends and work colleagues in the way that you do. We look for repeating patterns in relationships. With knowledge of the patterns you can decide if you want to make changes to how you live and relate to the people closest to you. I offer a safe, confidential space.
I am a dual-registered, qualified, accredited, relational, Integrative Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Psychologist. I work with adults and adolescents from my private practice's based in London and Canterbury. I am registered and abide by the BPS, UKCP and HCPC code of ethics. I am a member of the British Psychological Society, HCPC and I am a senior accredited member of the UKCP.
My practice in Canterbury is easy to reach for clients coming from Ashford, Maidstone and Faversham as well as Canterbury and the outlying villages. Just off the A2 parking is easy, off road and in a pretty setting.
The London clinic is easy to reach from either Oxford Circus or Bond Street tube station. Wimpole Street runs parallel to Harley Street and is a short walk from the tube.
I have extensive experience having worked in a variety of settings:
Private Practice 2013 - present
University Counsellor 2011-2012
Therapist and Unit Registered Manager Promis Addictions Clinic 2005-2015
Psychologist and psychotherapist - NHS Inpatient Psychiatric Unit 2009-2014
I take a relational, psychodynamic, integrative approach working in the relationship.
I integrate an evolutionary, neurobiological and sensory integration theoretical approach to maturation and change.
I am particularly interested in working with people with:
People with the label of autism who are finding life and relationships challenging
Boarding School issues
Sensory processing issues
Training, qualifications & experience
Post graduate diploma in integrative psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Accredited member of the BACP, registered member of UKCP
BSc Hons Psychology
Sixth year doctoral student studying Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy
Research study: Sensory Differences: what can psychotherapy learn from Sensory Integration Theory and Occupational Therapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Boarding school issues
Photos & videos
Lower cost appointments available if in financial hardship
There are some steps you can take to help yourself today:
Think about what you take into your body. Some substances that are eaten or drunk on a daily basis can affect your mood and mimic the trauma response in your mind and body. These can affect your mood without you really being aware.
Keep a food and drink diary for a little while. Notice how much caffeine, sugar, white flour, nicotine and alcohol you have in your diet. All of these are mood altering substances. If you reduce your intake of these substances slowly and carefully it is likely that your body and then subsequently your mood will be less likely to feel out of control.
There are also many meditation apps to download on your phone. I like Headspace as it is very straight forward and easy to use. The first ten sessions are free. These sorts of app will help you to live more mindfully on a daily basis.
Read about how your mind and body work together. Reading about the way that you think and feel can be incredibly empowering and can help to soothe difficult emotions. Singing, yoga, dance, swimming and walking are amongst some of the exercise that are particularly useful for people with mental health issues. Movement and breathing are important to wellbeing.
CBT self help books are also great. CBT is not rocket science. You can easily access workbooks online and work through them. Start to catch your negative automatic thoughts like little butterflies. Hold them gently and think about how they impact you.
When you feel ready to learn more about your mind and body contact a qualified psychotherapist. I would recommend someone who has trained to UKCP standards as this training is usually rigorous..
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
By appointment only
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|