Our Locations - Canterbury

Dr Tim Burns

Whistable Practice

Psychotherapy Canterbury & Whitstable


My name is Dr Tim Burns MSc psych.  I’m an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) offering counselling and psychotherapy Canterbury & Whitstable.

My background has been within adult mental health over the last 15 years. The majority of which, in primary care mental health services.

I am trained in ‘integrative psychotherapy’ which means I take the view that there is no single approach that suits everybody during therapy. Therefore, I bring together different elements of specific therapies to suit your individual needs.

I also practice ‘interpersonal psychotherapy’ which is a focused, evidence-based approach to treat mood disorders. In addition, my MSc level qualification in Psychology adds a deeper psychological understanding during my work.

How I can help

I’m a compassionate person who strives to provide a safe, supportive non-judgemental environment. I will help you talk through your problems and process difficult life events.

I can assist in the processing of complex or traumatic experiences – both in childhood and adulthood. In addition, I cover a wide range of emotional issues. Such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and loss or bereavement for example.

We will work collaboratively to establish your goal and I will tailor the therapy to suit your specific requirements.

My training allows me to draw upon both attachment and communication theories to help you gain a deeper understanding of how your emotional/psychological issues began. The processing of issues and life events enables the building of coping strategies which will help you effectively manage any on-going symptoms.

Ethical standards

I subscribe to and work within the BPS Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework. I undertake regular professional development and clinical supervision and hold full professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see me at Psychotherapy  Canterbury or Whitstable.  Please contact me via CBT &  Counselling Kent today. Request to see Tim


Allie Markantonis

West Malling & Canterbury Practice

Counselling West Malling


Hello, my name is Allie Markantonis and I’m a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based at CBT & Counselling West Malling. I’m an accredited member of the NCS (National Counselling Society) and work with adults and young people age 13+.

Starting from where you are now. I can help you find the powerful tools and techniques you need to take you to where you want to be. This is achieved through utilising all the tools in my therapy toolbox.

I also use other skilled techniques. Such as, the highly effective, content free, ‘Rewind Technique’. This is a non-intrusive, safe and highly effective psychological method for working with trauma and PTSD. Being content free means you don’t have to tell me details and it reduces the risk of being re-traumatised.

My approach to therapy

At counselling West Malling, I offer a down-to-earth and easy to relate to approach. The space I provide for you to explore your concerns is calm and confidential. I’ll help you talk through the times when you don’t feel quite in control or you are experiencing something difficult.

A combination of events, experiences and/or perceptions can conspire, leaving us stressed, depressed or anxious for instance. Or perhaps you are lacking in confidence, have low self-esteem or just feel un-motivated. This may lead you to behave in an unhelpful way that potentially makes things worse. For instance, you may get angry and lash out or you may eat or drink too much avoid situations you find difficult altogether.

This is when I can help you to help yourself. I will help you explore your difficulties and enable you to regain control of your life. Together, we can try and identify the cause of your problems; and deal with them. Instead of being preoccupied with the effects.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. I also undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to book an appointment to come and see me at CBT & Counselling West Malling then please contact me via CBT & Counselling Kent today. Request to see Allie

Claire Goulding

Whistable Practice

CBT Canterbury & Whitstable


Hello, my name is Claire Goulding and I’m based at CBT Canterbury & Whitstable. I’m a professionally qualified BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and a post graduate in Counselling and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Therefore, I use a combined approach during therapy.

With over 20 years extensive experience working within various settings. For instance, within adult mental health, substance misuse and adolescent services. Coupled with experience in early childhood sexual/physical abuse and addiction related problems. I now divide my time between my own private work and clinical supervision to other CBT therapists and counsellors in primary care mental health.

How I can help

I like to think I have a warm, compassionate, accepting approach in order to help you move forward. Cognitive behavioural therapy focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful thinking and behaviours, improves mood and functioning. We will work together to help you achieve the goal you set out for yourself. This will be achieved by developing personal coping strategies that target your individual problem.

CBT or cognitive behavioural therapy tends to focus on what is going on in your life right now. However, we will look at your past to explore how your past experiences might impact your life now.  As a result, this can help change the way you think and feel and consequently change any unhelpful behaviours in the future.

My CBT Canterbury can help with a wide range problems including:-  Depression, anxiety, anger, stress or trauma. CBT is helpful in dealing with a low self-esteem, family and relationship issues.

Ethical standards

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework. I undertake regular professional development and hold full professional indemnity insurance.

Finally, if you are seeking medication or a medical diagnosis or report. An appointment with your GP or a Consultant Psychiatrist would be more appropriate.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Claire for CBT Canterbury or Whitstable. Then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent Today. Request an appointment with Claire


Sabine Hawkins

Canterbury & Birchington Practice

Counselling & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


My name is Sabine Hawkins and I’m based at both CBT & Counselling Canterbury and Birchington practices.

I’m a BACP registered therapist along with being qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Relationship Counselling. I practice Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Humanistic therapy. Therefore, my experience and  understanding of these various theoretical approaches enables me to draw upon a wide range of tools. I don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach and  will tailor our sessions to suit your individual needs.


I have a number of years’ experience working in variety of settings including universities, providing counselling for both staff and students along with detention centres, offering practical support and guidance, whilst assessing mental health.

I have worked with people who have suffered a bereavement either through long term illness, suicide, murder or neglect. Along with my own private practice, providing therapy for individuals struggling with problems such as anxiety, depression or low self-worth.

How I can help

My aim is to provide a warm, confidential and safe environment in which we can work together to explore your difficulties and help you make sense of things. I will help you gain insight and a better understanding of yourself and what is troubling and provide you with the tools to help you move forward more positively.

I will not offer you advice but I will take an active role in helping you make the changes in your life that you choose. Feedback from my clients is that I am warm, easy to talk to, perceptive, encouraging and intuitive.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. Alongside undertaking regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

I provide help and support for any type of problem such as anxiety, bereavement, depression, anger management, relationship problems and stress.

If you would like to make an appointment to Sabine at either and Counselling Birchington or CBT and Counselling Canterbury. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Contact Sabine Hawkins

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