Steve Sharkey. UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
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
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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual sessions are 50-minutes.
Details of fees for occupational health, court and private health insurers requiring reports available on request
I am registered with a number of UK Health Insurance Companies.
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