My name is Dr Tim Burns. I’m a fully qualified relationship counsellor based at marriage counselling Whitstable. My training at ‘Tavistock Relationships’ led to me becoming an accredited practitioner in couple therapy for depression. Alos a BSc and MSc in psychology and a postgraduate diploma in ‘Integrative Psychotherapy’ for individual counselling.
I have worked in the field of adult mental health for almost 15 years. The majority of which was within primary care mental health services. Alongside my own private work with couples.
Couples bring a variety of issues into therapy. For instance, infidelity, sexual difficulties, issues related to physical and mental wellbeing. In addition to, difficulties in work/life balance and managing each partners expectations of the relationship.
I have broad therapeutic experience which I draw upon to enrich my work. I have experience working with a diverse range of couples. Including those from differing socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Through to same sex couples or where one or both have transitioned. I have worked with couples in the early stages of their relationship to those having been together for many decades.
I provide a safe and supportive and non-judgemental space for you to talk through your issues. I will seek to build improved communication and understanding between you. My approach will allow you both the opportunity to explore your individual attachment styles. Above all, you will be provided the time to communicate your needs whilst building empathy and tolerance towards each other.
I subscribe to and work within the ethical frameworks of both the BPS and the BACP. Alongside undertaking regular professional development and supervision. I also hold full professional indemnity insurance.
If you would like to make an appointment to come and see me at Marriage Counselling Whitstable. Please contact me via Relationship Counselling Kent today. Request to see Tim
Kathy Hoggart Kathy Hoggart is amazing! With Kathy’s help my husband and I are back ‘on track’. Kathy reassured us that both of our feelings count and because of this Kathy gained our trust instantly. Kathy quickly helped us to identify what could be causing our issues and how we can use simple techniques and solutions to resolve/manage/accept them. Kathy had a very thoughtful approach throughout our sessions so that they were well planned and logical but also free flowing and flexible and without her being overbearing or dictating the pace. We had quick exercises that we willingly did in between our sessions that also really helped with our conversation during them. The support Kathy gave us to resolve our issues was superb. The tips and encouragement Kathy gave us helped us to work well together during the sessions. We were also able to work independently so that we made good progress from one session to the next. We are still using those tips now and we still remind each other when we need to of the wonderful guidance Kathy gave so that we can continue to benefit from it whenever we need to.
Kaye Barney I have recently been helped by Kaye Barney and through my sessions I can honestly say I have felt improvement. She helped create a open and friendly platform in which we could discuss the relevant topics that helped ease my overall stress and anxiety. I would recommend Kaye very highly and I would not hesitate to book further sessions if I felt the need. I would also recommend the online sessions and found them far less stressful that adding extra travel to my day.
For Julie and I, counselling was an opportunity for change. We knew we were stuck and needed the time, the tools, the space, the bravery and impetus to begin the process of change.
Tim gave us what we needed and at a pace we could manage. Tim joined with us in our exploration so the Julie-and- I duo became a trio with Tim; working together to resolve our issues.
After each session we felt empowered to take away what we had discussed so that we may consider this in greater depth in our own time.
He was never the passive wall or mirror (which would have irritated and blocked our learning) but an active participant in our striving to move forward .
Clive and Julie
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