Steve Sharkey

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UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
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Maidstone, Kent, ME16
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and retired NHS 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

Mindful Interbeing Mirror Therapy. Practitioner Training (2022). Istituto di Scienze Cognitive Editore. Italia. 

International Certification Training in Group Schema Therapy (2019) Schema Institute London. Accredited by the International Society for Schema Therapy

Imagery Rescripting in Schema Therapy and Childhood Trauma (Nov 2020) Schema Therapy Australia. Accredited by the International Society for Schema Therapy

Imagery Rescripting. Dutch Institute. (Aug 2020). Accredited by The International Society for Schema Therapy

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

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

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

Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Practitioner Training (2010). Lincolnshire NHS Trust

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

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

The Flash Technique (EMDR). Advanced Techniques. Dr Philip Mansfield. EMDRIA Approved (April 2024)

The Flash Technique. (EMDR) Basic Principles and Protocols. Dr Philip Mansfield. EMDRIA Approved (March 2024)

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. (2004 - 2012) Anna Freud Centre. London

Post Graduate Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (2003 -2006) WPF. London

Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychotherapy (2000 -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 - 1998). Roehampton, University College London

Advanced Counselling Skills (1987) London University

Mental Health Nursing (1987) Bromley School of Nursing

Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Clearance No 001550844706

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£80.00 - £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs

Additional information

£80 daytime
£85 evenings

£100 Initial assessment lasting 75 minutes

£70 OAP daytimes (excludes private health insured clients)

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.

When I work

Daytime and evening appointments

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 Zoom

Maidstone, Kent, ME16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

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.

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Steve Sharkey
Steve Sharkey