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.
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.
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