Nathan Faulkner UKCP Reg; MBPsS
07415 528 769
I am an integrative psychotherapist registered with both the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) and work with individuals and couples from my practice in the centre of Maidstone in Kent.
My approach is an integration of therapeutic approaches viewing both past and present experiences and situations as being important in influencing the ways in which we experience our lives. By considering these together we will explore ways in which you can gain greater understanding of yourself to enable you to move on from issues that you feel might be holding you back.
Relationship counselling can help you both gain an understanding of the reasons for the difficulties you are experiencing and consider the best ways for you both to move forward.
The types of issues that lead a couple to consider counselling can be varied however examples include; couples who have recently got married, who are experiencing issues around fertility, infidelity, empty nest or challenges arising from being a blended family.
Below I have tried to include information that will hopefully help you decide whether I might be the right therapist for you to work with. If you have any other questions that are not answered here please feel free to contact me to discuss these. I am happy to have a confidential discussion over the phone to answer any questions with no obligation to meet if you decide you do not wish to.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP).
Prior to training as a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist I first studied Fine Art before returning to complete a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology. After completing my degree I trained in Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) approaches before training as an Integrative Psychotherapist. I am currently also in the final stages of my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
As well as working in private practice I have also worked in both primary and secondary mental health services in the NHS, charitable organisations and as a senior lecturer in psychology and counselling psychology at the University of Greenwich.
Below I have indicated some specific areas I have experience of working with. The terms used here might not feel as though they match exactly what you are experiencing. This is perfectly natural so you might want to come along and talk over what you are experiencing without labelling it as anything in particular.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition to the areas mentioned above I have also worked extensively with individual's experiencing issues related to changes in their physical health and body. In particular I have worked with a lot of clients who are are considering or who have previously had weight-loss (bariatric) surgery.
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£60 per session for individuals
£80 per session for couples
My practice is situated in Marsham Street, a quiet street in the centre of Maidstone, Kent, which is a few minutes from the main bus station and only a short walk from both Maidstone East and West train stations. There is also plenty of reasonably priced parking very nearby.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me to discuss your specific availability. I offer early morning, daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer individual supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists who are currently in training as well as those who are qualified or working towards accreditation.