Koula Slevin MClin Sci. PgDip UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
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I am a fully qualified UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with over ten years clinical experience within the NHS, Bupa and private practice. I have successfully supported many individuals across London, Kent and the South East recover lives blighted by depression, conflict and destructive patterns of behaviour.
My practice is set in a beautiful, discreet cottage in a tranquil area of Rochester, Kent.
My reputation is exemplary and my high success rate is renowned in working with people to change their lives immeasurably.
People describe the psychotherapy experience with me as awakening, life changing and pivotal to moving forward to a better quality of life. If you would like to talk with someone whose life has been changed through working with me, please get in touch in confidence.
I am not a counsellor but a highly qualified and experienced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist trained in working with your unconscious mind, that area of the self hidden from your conscious knowing but the part of you that catalyses the strong emotions and behaviours that can cause distress; anger, depression, anxiety, sexual and relationship difficulties, struggles with identity, addictions and destructive patterns of conduct that can create chaos in one's life.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is proven to get to the root of the problem. Many people come to see me having previously tried other forms of therapy or counselling such as CBT, only to find the effects proved temporary.
In therapy with me, you will begin to feel in control of your life again, enjoy satisfaction, handle problems effectively and feel optimistic. Your life will begin to feel productive once more, relationships will improve or change, reflecting a healthier, happier you.
It may be that you are feeling depressed, sad or anxious. You may be struggling with feelings of hopelessness, despair or low self esteem. Perhaps you are suffering from traumatic events or bereavement, use alcohol or drugs to numb emotional pains, are deeply unhappy with some aspect of your life such as your job or relationship or maybe it all just feels so unbearable that frightening thoughts of not wanting to go on, intrude.
Many people come to see a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist feeling tired of repeatedly experiencing situations and events as upsetting or simply preventing them from experiencing life simply, joyfully and without struggle.
It is true to say that a number of my patients come into psychotherapy with me at such low points in their lives and are now living happier and more fulfilling lives following successful psychotherapy treatment. I work with individuals from all walks of life but united in their determination to change their lives once and for all.
My expertise is to free you from the negatives of the past so that you may start to live joyfully in the present. Very often our lack of peace and contentment in the present is due to unresolved issues from our past and we are typically not fully aware or conscious of what these unresolved issues may be. Psychotherapy can help to develop your awareness and bring clarity to why and how these unresolved issues from the past can have significant impact on life in the present. Once we have this awareness, not just intellectually, but emotionally, the process of change can begin.
What is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is at its best with questions about life & love relationships and feelings of emptiness or lacking purpose. Challenges such as life transitions, sexuality, relationship struggles and emotional imbalance can be difficult to resolve without professional guidance. It is not counselling but is a treatment that works on the much deeper layers of the self.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a clinical treatment that gets to the core of the problem. It is often the best and longest lasting approach. It gets to the roots of negative patterns of thoughts, behaviours and feelings and changes basic neurological wiring over time and treatment course and especially helpful if:
- You feel diminished in confidence and self worth
- If you have ongoing struggles with anxiety and depression
- If you experience upset over your sexual life
- Struggle with addiction
- Have or suspect a diagnosis of a personality disorder or bi polar
- If you experience anger and fear as overwhelming
- Suffer physical health complaints which may be exacerbated or caused by poor psychological health.
- Have suffered an emotional or physical trauma or sexual abuse
I offer evening appointments and respond promptly to enquiries.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.2005
- Masters Degree Clinical Science -Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. 2010
- Professional member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College.2010
- Professional member Canterbury Consortium of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists 2009
- UKCP professional member (UKCP is the UK's leading professional body for qualified psychotherapists and mental health clinicians.)
NHS psychotherapist since 2005.
Private practice since 2011.
I bring to practice specialized knowledge of the difficulties and challenges facing professionals in the music and creative industries, the professions of law and business as well as people from the LGBT community and those whose cultural and birth background lies outside of the UK.
Prior to joining the UKCP professional register as a Psychoanalytic psychotherapist, I enjoyed a successful career in Broadcast Journalism with the BBC's World Service.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
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Accredited Register Scheme
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No stairs, parking available.