Dr Tim Burns

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Canterbury, Kent, CT2
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced integrative and relational psychotherapist and counsellor.  In addition to my initial training, I have additional training in EMDR for trauma and couples therapy.  My approach is integrative and incorporates additional training in interpersonal psychotherapy and narrative therapy, as well as drawing from wider psychological and psychotherapeutic traditions, including existential psychotherapy and mindfulness.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of the The British Psychological Society.

Having worked previously as a university lecturer and as an intelligence analyst, I have over 15 years experience working in the field of mental health, including 10 years within NHS funded primary mental health care.  In addition I have developed a private therapy practice in the Whitstable and Canterbury area since 2018.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate diploma in integrative counselling and psychotherapy  (Inter psyche)2012

Interpersonal psychotherapy training (Leicester NHS) 2013

Couples therapy for depression (Tavistock Relationships) 2017

EMDR for trauma (EMDR Works) 2020

Narrative therapy (The Institute of narrative therapy) 2021 level 1 and 2 completed so far

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 - £100.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

I understand that therapy shouldn't be a luxury. If your circumstances mean you can't afford, please don't hesitate to reach out. I will help where I can and adjust fees in appropriate circumstances.

Further information

For more details of my approach and therapeutic interventions please refer to my website.

Canterbury, Kent, CT2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

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Dr Tim Burns
Dr Tim Burns