Sandy Kempson Reg. MBACP(Accred). BPC Accredited DIT Practitioner.

Sandy Kempson Reg. MBACP(Accred). BPC Accredited  DIT Practitioner.



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About me

My Private Practice is situated in a beautiful and peaceful location, just outside Maidstone with private parking.

At times, we need a little extra support when life can feel as if it has been turned upside down, sometimes with no obvious reasons why. I work with you to explore what is happening in your life and how perhaps difficult past life experiences can affect you. Feeling depressed and or anxious often stems from difficulties with relationships and I work with you to help you explore this in a safe environment.

DIT ( Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy)

DIT is used in the NHS as a treatment for depression and generalised anxiety disorder, as recommended by NHS England.

DIT is a time limited therapy over 16 weekly sessions. The aim is to help you understand the connection between something that feels wrong to what is happening in your relationships, through identifying a core, repetitive pattern of relating to people that can often be traced back to childhood. Once it is identified, it will be used to make sense of what is happening in your life and that may be significant contributors to your anxiety and depression.


Thinking about counselling can be a daunting experience but perhaps by reading this you have taken the first step.  There is no obligation to continue after the first meeting but if you wish to, we will agree a day and time that works for you. Sessions are for 50 minutes and can go on for as long as you feel you need them. They typically take place on an agreed time and day each week, including evenings and weekends, subject to availability.

I have extensive experience in agencies, private schools, the NHS and private practice, working with all sorts of issues ranging from bereavement, generalised anxiety disorder, attachment disorders, depression, bullying, low self esteem, physical and emotional abuse, eating disorders, self harm and domestic violence.

I believe we all have the capacity to work through and take control of our lives in a more positive way.

Training, qualifications & experience

WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

LEAP Certified EFP Practitioner.
Certificate in CBT Skills.

BPC Accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Practitioner.

I have experience working in GP surgeries as part of the IAPT service, schools, agencies and currently work in Private Practice in Maidstone, Kent. I have over 25 years experience working with horses.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Working with young people
  • Gentle Leadership
  • Learning about communicating


I offer a first meeting for an initial fee of £25.00 This gives you the chance to be sure working with me is right for you.

I can work for an unlimited period or for a specific number of sessions.

Further Fees are charged at £40 per 1: 1 room based 50 minute session

Maps & Directions

Maidstone, ME14

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: I can work alongside interpreters.


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Ground floor facilities.


I can offer flexible times including evenings and weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults