Whitstable Bay Therapy Services Counselling and Psychotherapy with Bev Mears

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Introducing our Team of Therapists

Consortium of Therapists. Louise

Louise Knott is a qualified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. She trained at The Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies in London. She is an accredited Psychoanalytic Supervisor, who trained at The Guild of Psychotherapy. She is registered with the U.K.C.P. and abides by their code of ethics.

Louise has had over fourteen years experience of working in the NHS in various settings, G.P. surgeries and hospitals, working with patients and staff, providing Brief Dynamic Therapy and Clinical Supervision. She has also worked onsite, in prisons, with Prison Officers. She currently works at the South London at Maudsley Hospital in a specialist service providing Time Limited Therapy to Mental Health professionals. Alongside this, Louise has a private practice, offering open-ended Therapy and Brief Psychotherapy to adults. She also practices as a Supervisor, both with individuals and groups.

Louise considers the relationship between client and therapist, to be at the core of the therapeutic work, looking at what is happening in your current life, with an understanding of how your past experiences may inform your present relationships and predicaments.

Alison Hall BSc (Hons). M.Sys.Psych is a fully accredited Systemic Psychotherapist who trained at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic. She has worked for over twenty years in a variety of roles and practice settings within Adult Mental Health and Specialist Services and is registered with UKCP and the Association of Family Therapists and adhere to their ethical standards of practice and conduct. Alison treats:

  • Couple relationship difficulties
  • Separation, divorce and step-family life
  • Drug and alcohol misuse
  • The effects of trauma
  • Difficulties related to ageing and other life cycle changes
  • Child and adolescent mental health issues
  • Adult mental health issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Illness and disability in the family

Consortium of Therapists. Jonathan

Jonathan Winternheimer is a Psychotherapist who holds a professional memberships with the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

He has a dual MSc qualification in Counselling and Marriage, Family and Child Therapy and has a post-qualified training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Psychological Debriefing and Trauma Focused CBT for post-traumatic stress, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy for substance misuse.

He has over eight years counselling experience working within the Charity and Public Sectors and in private practice.

Consortium of Therapists. Claire

Claire Goulding is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, accredited with the BABCP, who currently divides her time between private practice and working as a CBT therapist and clinical supervisor in primary care mental health. Claire works with a range of anxiety disorders including generalised anxiety, OCD, phobias and trauma. She also works with self esteem and relationship issues. She provides clinical supervision to CBT therapists and counsellors.

Claire has been working as a therapist for over 20 years with a background in substance misuse and working with adolescents. She has completed post graduate level trainings in counselling and psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as CBT.

Consortium of Therapists. Katharine

Dr Katharine Chaudhuri CPsychol is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

She has worked with adults with a wide spectrum of presenting problems and psychiatric diagnoses for more than fifteen years, in various settings. Katharine is able to help with a range of difficulties, for example; trauma, anxiety, OCD, depression, relationship issues and psychosis. Katharine's specialism is working with trauma, both 'PTSD' and complex trauma. With experience of several therapeutic models, including CBT, Schema Therapy, ACT, mindfulness and narrative therapy, Katharine works integratively and creatively. She is highly committed to supporting others to make changes in their lives, including in their relationship with themselves and others.

Katharine is also available to offer clinical supervision. She has completed trainings in supervision and has supervised trainee clinical psychologists, qualified clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and nurses.

Consortium of Therapists. Dr Tim Burns

Dr Tim Burns MSc PG Dip is an integrative and relational psychotherapist and counsellor who is registered to practice with BACP and BPS. His initial training combined psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and cognitive behavioural approaches. Within his practice he also incorporates a number of additional approaches including Gestalt, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness. As well as his initial training he has completed trainings in Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Couple Therapy.

Following careers in academia and government, Tim has for over a decade worked in the field of Mental Health, the majority of which spent in Primary Care Mental Health Services. This work has focused on a range of emotional, psychological and behavioural issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, addictions, personality disorders and relationship difficulties.

The essence of his approach is the provision of a confidential and safe environment for clients to explore and process aspects of their past and present issues, find acceptance of aspects of their lived experience that cannot be changed and where possible to make meaningful changes to improve their sense of psychological well-being.

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