About me

I am an experienced UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with over 29yrs experience working within the NHS, having been employed for many years as a Highly Specialist Psychotherapist within Secondary Mental Health Services. I now see clients in Private Practice, both face-to face or I also offer classic psychoanalytic couch work.

I provide short-term and longer-term individual psychotherapy for adults, and I also work with couples who might be experiencing relationship difficulties. I have an enhanced DBS and abide by the code of ethics set out by the UKCP.

I have extensive experience working with people who present with many different emotional and psychological difficulties, such as problematic relationships, identity issues, sadness and loss, anxiety and depression, alongside more complex enduring mental health conditions. Emotional difficulties can often result in self-destructive behaviours which can affect us in every day life and underly relationship conflicts.

Therapy can provide a safe space in which past traumatic experiences and difficult feelings can be thought about. Within the therapeutic work we can often identify repetitive patterns of behaviour and this awareness can result in a greater understanding of your self, and self in relation to others. The insight gained in therapy helps improve communication within personal relationships, which can result in symptom relief. The therapeutic relationship provides an opportunity to feel heard and understood which in turn can help improve the quality of our relationships and in how we view ourselves.

I am currently providing therapy online for those clients who feel in light of the Covid pandemic this is their preferred means of accessing therapeutic support. However in keeping with the government guidelines, I have returned to working face-to-face providing a Covid secure environment in which we can adhere to the necessary precautions to ensure the safe provision of treatment.

Clinical Supervision: I practice as a clinical supervisor to other psychotherapists working within the context of the NHS, and also within private practice. I also provide training analysis for trainee psychotherapists.

I am a registered psychotherapist with medical providers: WPA, Aviva, Axa PPP Healthcare, Healix Health Services Ltd & Bupa.

Training, qualifications & experience


UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

  • RN
  • Post Graduate Diploma Psychotherapy
  • MSc Psychotherapy
  • MClin Sci Psychotherapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of counselling I deal with


£60.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

Individual therapy sessions during the week are £60 for 50minutes

Relationship therapy £75 for 60minutes

Family Consultations £75 for 60 minutes


I offer daytime and evening sessions during the week Monday through to Friday.

Further information

I am a professional member of:

  • The UKCP - UK Council for Psychotherapy
  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College
  • International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis

4 Flamingo Drive
Herne Bay

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Tanya Thompson

Tanya Thompson