CBT, Counselling in Canterbury and by Skype
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed in life?
Could you benefit from a non judgemental place to think it through?
Whether you've had therapy before or never explored it, I can accompany you on this journey and help you to work on the areas you'd like to focus on to be your most contented and productive self.
I provide one to one psychotherapy in a consulting room in central Canterbury, Kent (England) and sessions via Skype. I'm also an accredited BABCP supervisor and offers supervision to qualified therapists and IAPT trainees.
I qualified as a psychologist in 2004 in Italy and then trained for a further 5 years in Cognitive-Constructive Psychotherapy. In 2010 I moved to the UK and qualified as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist, working for the NHS as a CBT therapist. I have designed a mindfulness course for the NHS, conduct mindfulness groups and have recently published a new theoretical model of psychotherapy in a peer reviewed journal (2019)
I'm accredited with the BABCP, the lead organization for Psychotherapy in the UK and Ireland, which is also widely recognised in the rest of Europe and North America. I abide by the professional and ethical standards laid down by the BABCP and have full professional indemnity.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based psychological treatment that is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) for the effective treatment of Depression and the Anxiety Disorders.
CBT has been clinically proven to help with a range of conditions including: Trauma, Abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Depression; Seasonal Affective Disorder; Generalised Anxiety and Panic Attacks; Agoraphobia; Social Anxiety; Low self-confidence/self-esteem; Body Dysmorphic Disorder/ Poor Self-Image; Obsessional Compulsive Disorder(OCD); Specific Phobias (such as hospital, vomit); Weight problems;Occupational problems; Hypochondriasis (Health Anxiety), Thanatophobia (fear of death), Dermatillomania (Skin-picking), Trichotillomania (Hair pulling).
Where can we meet?
My practice is situated in Canterbury on Military Road, which is the ring road going around the city walls.
The property is within easy walking distance of the heart of the city centre, and various council car parks and pay at meter parking bays (Artillery Road, Union Street, Broad Street, New Rutting Lane). Sainsbury's (Kingsmead Rd, Canterbury CT1 1BW) is a few minutes' walk away and has free parking for 2 hours for customers.
It is on the main bus route for those travelling in from Thanet or Herne bay via Sturry, with a convenient bus stop known as St Thomas Catholic School as the alighting point. The practice is just across the street from this bus stop. Buses travelling from Whitstable or Faversham terminate at the Bus station, which is a ten minute walk from my practice. Find your next bus www.stagecoachbus.com/plan-a-journey
Canterbury has two train stations, West and East - both with taxi ranks but also in easy walking distance from the practice, with the route from Canterbury East straight around the ring road for about ten minutes, and the route from Canterbury West taking you through the city centre.
By road from the M2 the driver would turn right at Brenley Corner roundabout to Canterbury, reaching London Road roundabout straight across, next roundabout turn right, next roundabout (Wincheap) straight across, next roundabout (Fire station) straight across, final roundabout (St Georges) straight across with a quick left turn into the Queningate Car park which runs below the City wall. Walk out of the car park turning left and the practice is visible after 5 minutes’ walk.