Jonathan Winternheimer

cognitive behavioural therapy canterbury

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Canterbury & Whitstable


My name is Jonathan Winternheimer MSc and I’m a fully qualified Counsellor based at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Canterbury and Whitstable. I’m also a qualified marriage, family, and child therapist (age 11).

I have extensive counselling experience and specialise in ‘Systemic’ based therapy. Which seeks to understand the individual in relationship with others, rather than in isolation.

I also practice ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy’ (ACT) which is considered the third wave of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. (ACT) is an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behaviour therapy. ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy’ invites you to open up to unpleasant feelings and learn not to overreact to them. It teaches you not to avoid situations where these feelings are evoked. And instead learn to accept them.

How I can help

At cognitive behavioural therapy Canterbury, I work to build and sustain a supportive and non-judgmental relationship with you. Therefore, you will feel accepted, valued and understood. This relationship provides the basis for exploring whatever difficulties you are experiencing.

Sometimes it can be difficult to talk to friends and family. We often fear rejection or judgement. Or we may feel we are protecting them by not sharing our innermost feelings. My aim is to support you in exploring whatever issues you choose to talk about.

I will provide you with an environment that will encourage self-discovery and remind you of your unique inner-resilience and inspire you to bring about positive change.


I have 10 years’ experience having previously worked in substance misuse and local and national counselling services.

Outside of my therapeutic experience, I have worked in the Commercial and Charity Sectors in a variety of management roles. I also had the privilege of working with a children’s charity as an Executive Director, which encouraged me to return to university and retrain as a counsellor.


MSc Counselling and Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy
Experiential Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the AFT Code of Ethics and Practice and undertake regular clinical supervision and professional development, as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

If you wish to consider medication, or are seeking a medical diagnosis or a medical report, then an appointment with your GP or a Consultant Psychiatrist would be more appropriate.

If you would like to make an appointment to see me at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Canterbury or Whitstable then please contact me at CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Jonathan


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