Salma Suleyman

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Accredited MBACP
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Canterbury, CT1
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About me

I am Psychodynamic Psychotherapist /  I have a private consulting practice in the South East, I have been a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist  lead Couples Therapist at the Priory Group Well-being Clinic from 2014 to 2023  and am currently working as a Children and Adolescent Psychotherapist with 5  to 18 year olds in the education sector.

I bring to my work a variety of experience in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy for individuals, couples as well as with children and adolescents. My experience include Charity, Private, University of Kent Student Counsellor, 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 including psychodynamic, Mentalization Based Therapy working with families in conflict, my approaches include Psychodynamic Psychotherapy including MBT and personality disorders and relationship difficulties.

"There are many reasons why you may wish to talk to someone, it may be following a difficult experience like the loss of a loved one or a relationship breakdown or an earlier experience you want to resolve. Perhaps issues with a family member or previous partner remain misunderstood or painful but you may feel now you are ready to talk to someone. Other times it is simply because you feel that talking to someone who may be able to listen and offer some help is something you wish to explore. Speaking to someone in a comfortable, professional and safe environment about things can often bring a sense of understanding to difficult and stressful situations bought on through life's journey. The most important thing to know is that there is someone who can help you and will be able to offer you the type of support that is right for you"

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

I have an established private practice situated in the Centre of Canterbury where I see both couples and individuals children and adolescents for a range of issues. I am also currently employed as a Psychotherapist within the education sector and have previously worked as lead couples psychotherapist at The Priory Clinic in Canterbury. I am  a trained Relate Counsellor, and have worked as a n assessor at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationship - Counselling and Psychotherapy Services

Parenting Together Service Hackney PCT 

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

I am an Accredited BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)

Additional Specialist Training

Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) 

Parenting Together Time Limited Therapy
counselling /therapy services for couples in Hackney and provide services for parents in conflict within GP surgeries. I have also worked for the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) as a visiting clinical assessor.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am also experienced in Mentalization Based Therapy, especially for conflict resolution within the family setting and have experience of Time Limited (short term /brief work) within a NHS/PCT /GP setting.

Ages - 16 yrs upwards
Same Sex Couples / Individuals and issues
Older Couples
Trans-Cultural Issues
Sexual Identity issues incl Transvestism


£90.00 - £200.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

Regular Sessions

(Fees are Negotiable )
(premium times are charged at a higher rate)

Couples therapy Start at £150

Individual therapy Start at £90

Telephone and Skype sessions start at £90

Fees Are Negotiable - all sessions are 45-50 minute sessions (required)

An Assessment Consultation (upto 1 hour and 15 mins) will be required to verify suitability for ongoing work, fees are £150 (couples fee will vary)



When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Availability on request

Further information

My Approach
Psychodynamic / Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy

Mentalisation Based Therapy

My private practice is in Kent.

Canterbury, CT1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Salma Suleyman
Salma Suleyman