Couples Counselling

Counselling for couples

Individual Therapy

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Couple Psychotherapy and Couple Counselling

Many people want to have a satisfying relationship with a partner and can be confused and disillusioned when things go wrong. Couple Psychodynamic Counselling and Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy provide a space for couples to discuss relationship problems in an atmosphere that encourages communication and resolution.

Mediation and Conflict Resolution

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Liz Hamlin

Liz Hamlin MA, PG Dip, TIMP, BPC is a Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist registered to work with couples through the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).  She is a Senior Full Member of the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) Alumni formerly the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BSCPC) and was Chair of the Society helping to steer it to its ‘new home’.  Liz remains involved with her professional organisation and is a member of the BPC’s Professional Standards Committee.  She undertook her psychoanalytic training at TCCR where for many years she has been a Visiting Clinician working with couples, supervising practitioners and delivering training.

Liz is a member of the Divorce and Separation Consultation Service and is a student on TCCR’s Professional Doctorate Programme looking to research the experience of couples going through the process of divorce and separation.  Liz is a Couple Therapy for Depression Consultant, Trainer and Supervisor having been involved in TCCR’s development of the training since its inception in 2010.  CTfD is a model of working with couples where at least one partner is diagnosed with depression and is delivered within NHS IAPT Services (Increased Access to Psychological Therapies).

As a registered member of BPC and TIMP Liz is bound by their Code of Ethics.

Contact Liz: liz.hamlin2@gmail.com or mobile: 07730 535377

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Bev Stone

Bev Stone MA, MBACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Registered and Accredited) is a Couple Psychodynamic Therapist who originally trained to work with couples with Relate. She extended her expertise by going on to successfully complete a Master of Arts in Attachment, Psychoanalysis and the Couple Relationship with the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR).

Bev works in Private Practice in Canterbury and has been counselling individuals and couples with relationship difficulties since 1998. She has over four years’ experience within an IAPT Service (Improving Access to Psychologoical Therapies) offering counselling for individuals and couples who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Bev is a Registered Accredited member of BACP and bound by their Code of Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is accredited with the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BSCPC) as a Couple Therapy for Depression Practitioner, is fully insured and has clinical supervision in place for her practice.

Contact Bev: beverly.stone@tiscali.co.uk or mobile: 07880 978213

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Karen Willoughby White

Karen Willoughby White – Dip Couns, Registered Member MBACP (Accredited) is an experienced Integrative Counsellor offering therapy to individuals. Having worked in various settings and with a wide variety of client issues since 2002 Karen is fully registered and Accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

In addition to seeing clients in a private capacity, she has worked in NHS Counselling Delivery, IAPT (Increased Access to Psychological Therapies) as a Senior Practitioner/Deputy Manager. She has substantial experience of working within Substance Abuse and Criminal Justice settings as a Counselling Practitioner/Deputy Counselling Service Manager and lately, within Higher Education, as a Student Counsellor.

‘Integrative’ counselling is a combined approach to therapy that means Karen is able to work across a number of therapy models depending on client preference and need. She is able to see individuals for short, structured pieces of therapy work, or for longer or ongoing sessions.

Karen is an experienced Trainer and Supervisor of other Counsellors having undertaken IAPT Supervisors Training in 2012.

As a Registered Accredited Member of BACP Karen is bound by their Code of Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Contact Karen: k.willoughbywhite@gmail.com or mobile: 07969 117548.

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Tony Hamlin

Tony Hamlin MSc, PG Certs, ACIB provides Mediation, Facilitation and Training services in Kent and London. A mediator for 17 years, he specialises in Workplace Mediation in the statutory and commercial sectors and conflict resolution within the NHS.

Tony has had over 10 years experience of mediating complaints within the NHS where his facilitative approach has been successful in supporting those involved reach a resolution. Difficulties within teams can arise as they address transitions inherent in the changing environment. Tony has a sound track record in supporting groups and GP Partnerships to find their own solutions to restore the effectiveness of the team.

 Tony has an MSc from Birkbeck, London University in Conflict Resolution and Mediation Studies and a PG Certificate in Applied Systemic Practice from The Tavistock Institute. He was a member of the Programme Development Team for a new PG Mediation and Conflict Resolution Course at Regents University London. Tony is currently a Sessional Lecturer in Mediation Studies within the Law Degree at the Canterbury Christchurch University. Tony is a registered member of the Civil Mediation Council and a panel member for workplace mediation at the Canterbury Christ Church University Mediation Clinic.

Contact Tony: tony.r.hamlin@gmail.com or mobile: 07729 367104

Alternatively visit his website: www.tonyhamlinmediation.co.uk