About me

I am currently the lead Couples Psychotherapist / Psychodynamic Counsellor practicing at The Priory Wellbeing Centre in Canterbury.

I bring to my work a variety of experience in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy for both Individuals and Couples. My experience includes Charity, Private, NHS & Primary Care.

I offer both Time Limited (or brief) counselling to focus on a particular issue offering 6-20 sessions or a more in-depth longer process of psychotherapy which explores in detail what influences behaviour, thought patterns and processes and emotional experience.

My therapeutic approach draws on a range of concepts include Mentalization Based Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

I offer advice and professional help on a range of issues and am flexible in my availability and work specifically to the suitability of your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Training Institute
Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationship - Counselling and Psychotherapy Services

Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy - BACP Accredited / University Of East London

Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

Additional Specialist Training

Mentalization-based treatment (MBT) - NHS /PCT GP Services .

Visiting Clinical Assessor - Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR)

Primary Care Trust, Time Limited Mentalization Counselling for couples - GP Services, London

Relate Registered Couples Counsellor - Kent

Private Clinical Practice - London EC1


Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mentalization Based Therapy



Conflict in relationships

Transcultural Relationships

Transgender issues

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy


Additional information

Individuals £95.00 per 50 minute session
Couples £130 per 50 minute session


Details of my outpatients clinic will be made available on initial contact / query


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Languages offered

Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Turkish (basic conversational)

Salma Rashid

Salma Rashid