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Tanya Thompson

Herne Bay Practice

Counselling Herne Bay (adults and children)


My name is Tanya Thompson and I’m a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist based at CBT & Counselling Herne Bay. I have over 30 years’ experience working within the NHS.  Eleven of which was spent as a psychotherapist working with both adults and children. This was within the NHS and in my own private practice.


I have worked with adolescents within ‘Child Adolescent Mental Health Services’.  Alongside working with adults as a ‘Specialist Psychotherapist’ within the ‘NHS Adult Mental Health Service’. I have also provided therapy for children under the care of social services.

My extensive clinical experience has enabled me exposure to a broad spectrum of emotional and psychological difficulties. These include – problematic relationships, identity issues, loss, anxiety and depression for instance.  Alongside more complex enduring mental health conditions.

How I can help

At Counselling Herne Bay, my aim is to provide a warm, confidential and safe space in which we can explore your difficulties. This will help you gain insight into the origin of your distress. Therefore, by identifying repetitive patterns of relating we can increase the potential for personal change. Therapy can have a positive impact, not only in how we feel but also how we relate with each other. Considering how we communicate is an imperative part of the therapy process. Therapy aims to reduce the symptoms that might compromise everyday life.

When distressed, we may withdraw or communicate our needs through destructive behaviours, as opposed to through words or reaching out to others. Therefore, by exploring what these behaviours mean we are able to consider more helpful ways to communicate our needs.

Ethical Standards

I have an advanced DBS, indemnity insurance and abide by the code of ethics set out by the UKCP. I engage in regular clinical supervision and ensure that learning is an ongoing process through training and continuing professional development.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Tanya at Counselling Herne Bay then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment to see Tanya


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