Dr Beverley Mears Mclin Sci,PG Dip, is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and is registered to practice by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy(UKCP)and holds to their ethical standards. She set up Whitstable Bay Therapy Services and has an outstanding group of psychotherapists and clinical psychologists working with her delivering a high standard of service to their clients. To see the list therapists in the consortium please go to the Therapy Network page.
Having worked within the mental health field for 20 years Beverley currently divides her time between working as a Consultant Psychotherapist and Clinical Lead for a Secondary Care Psychological Therapy Service in the NHS, working with patients with severe and enduring mental health difficulties and private practice. In the NHS Beverley treats patients using Mentalisation Based Treatment and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
In private practice Beverley works with clients in short and long term psychoanalytic psychotherapy with face-to-face or on the couch work. She has significant experience in supervision and training within the field and is registered with the British Association of Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Supervision(BAPPS).
Beverley has a specialist interest in OCD and completed her Doctorate in a study looking into a connection between attachment difficulties, problems with sexual intimacy and OCD symptoms. Beverley also has a keen interest in Dissociative Identity Disorder and has experience of working with this complex presentation and helping the individual to understand their symptoms and lead a more fulfilling, whole life.
Beverley is an experienced couples therapist and is listed with British Society for Couples Psychotherapist and Counsellors(BSCPC) as accredited as a Couple Therapy for Depression Practitioner and Supervisor. Couple Therapy for Depression is a model recommended by the NICE Guidelines for couples where depression is a feature of the relationship or where one of the partners is depressed. Beverley is a guest trainer with Tavistock Relationships teaching on their Couple Therapy for Depression training.
Beverley is also trained in EMDR which is an evidenced based treatment for trauma and PTSD.
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