Steve Sharkey. UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

Steve Sharkey. UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

Garden Office
Warwick Place
ME16 8SG

I am unable to take further enquiries until 02-Mar-2020

07944 560632

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About me

I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist combining an NHS post as a Consultant Psychotherapist with a small private psychotherapy practice which I share with some colleagues.

If you decide to contact me, you can rest assured the service is confidential. You will be treated with respect and find that I am non-judgmental.  I understand that emotional problems may give rise to a sense of shame and taking a step to seek assistance can feel difficult, but for many people, it marks the beginning of recovery.  

Experience - I have over thirty years experience in the profession having worked across voluntary, statutory (NHS) and independent settings.  In the early 1980's I trained as a nurse.  My professional counselling training started in 1985 and upon qualification, I continued in post graduate level training leading to my psychotherapy registration.

Specialist Help - I provide brief or time limited evidenced based psychotherapies for Depression, Anxiety and Obsessions.  Therapies such as, CBT, IPT and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy known as DIT have been shown to be effective in extensive research trials .

I also offer CBT for Obsessions and EMDR for Post Traumatic Stress reactions

My Premises

I have a purpose built self contained consulting room with a waiting area and washroom facilities. I can cater for most physical disabilities.

Free private car parking.

I am centrally located - about 5 minutes' walk from Maidstone West Station.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP Registered Psychotherapist - Registrant No: 07159457

Certification Training in Group Schema Therapy (2019) Schema Institute London - ISST Certified

International Certification Program in Schema Therapy (2019). ISC - ISST Certified

DBT – Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (2014) Kent and Medway NHS Trust

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (2011) Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. London

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (2010) Lincolnshire NHS Trust

Mentalisation Based Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders (2010) AFC. London

CBT - Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2008) WPF. London

EMDR Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Levels (2008) Richman Associates

Critical Incident Debriefing (2007) Pathways Through Trauma. Bolton

Mentalisation Based Psychotherapy, Foundation, Advanced and Skills Trainer Levels. (2006 - 2012) Anna Freud Centre. London

Post Graduate Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (2006) WPF. London

Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychotherapy (2002) Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. London

Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Mental Health (2000) St Georges Hospital Medical School. London

Advanced Diploma in Counselling (1995) Roehampton, UCL. London

Advanced Counselling Skills (1987) London University

Mental Health Nursing (1987) Bromley School of Nursing

Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Clearance No 001550844706

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£65 daytime
£70 evenings

Individual sessions are 50-minutes.

I am registered with a number of UK Health Insurance Companies, including Benenden Friendly Society.

Further information

Are you a Psychotherapy or Counselling Trainee?

I am an experienced supervisor offering group and individual support to private practitioners, health professionals and NHS doctoral trainees. I offer supervision face-to-face or online via Facetime or Zoom which is an end to end encrypted service

Maps & Directions

Maidstone, ME16 8SG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Daytime and evening appointments

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am an experienced psychotherapy supervisor (British Association for Psychotherapy Training 2008 - 2009) providing individual and group supervision within the NHS for clinical doctoral trainees and other professionals allied to medicine - I provide individual and group supervision on a private basis.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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