Stephanie Phillipps

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    • MClSc in Psychotherapy

    How I can help you

    You may be feeling stuck in the same old patterns of behaviour, that long standing issues are becoming overwhelming or that you want to find out more about yourself.

    I can offer you a safe, confidential and empathic space, where together we can bring about positive change to your life.

    Psychotherapy allows you to explore issues and emotions at their core in order to to gain insight, understanding and emotional wellbeing.

    Therapy can seem daunting, but taking the first step in contacting a therapist can feel a huge relief.

    What to expect

    Starting therapy can sometimes feel a bit daunting, so it is important to feel comfortable with your therapist who you will be working with.

    First meeting

    The initial consultation allows us to think together about what is bringing you to therapy and what you may like to gain from it. I will gather some background information from you about your past and present experiences, and you will be free to ask any questions you may have about the therapeutic process.

    If you would like to go ahead with starting psychotherapy, then we will set a time and day for you to begin weekly 50 minute sessions. I would recommend committing to at least 6 sessions in order to help you to get to know the therapeutic process, which may help you to decide if this style of therapy is right for you.

    What happens in a session

    Psychotherapy sessions do not have an agenda, just simply bring your self. I offer a safe space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I will offer new insights and perspectives that help to provide you with emotional understanding and meaning, as well as allowing you to experience a new way of relating to others.

    Anything that we discuss is kept confidential, unless I feel that the your safety, or those around you, are at risk. In these exceptional circumstances I will endeavour to discuss this with you before consulting with other professionals.

    If you feel like psychotherapy could be of benefit to you and your wellbeing, or if you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss or to arrange your initial consultation.

    About me

    My name is Stephanie Phillipps and I am a UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

    The focus of my approach is in building a trusting relationship with my client, so that we can work through difficulties and emotional distress together.

    I have a number of years experience of working within NHS mental health settings and with a diverse range of people from all walks of life, each bringing their own individual struggles, including:

    • Self-esteem issues

    • Childhood trauma, abuse and neglect

    • Substance misuse

    • Psychosis

    • Depression

    • Suicidal thoughts

    • Self harm

    • Identity issues

    • Anxiety

    • Relationship problems

    As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, I am a registered member of the UKCP.

    I abide by the code of ethics and conduct of these professional bodies and I am committed to professional development and ongoing supervision. I have full professional indemnity insurance. As part of my training at the University of Kent, I have undergone many years of personal psychotherapy, which helps me to support my own clients.

    You can view my website at:
    • Location: Folkestone, United Kingdom
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    • What I help people with: (in order of expertise)
      1. Depression
      2. Trauma
      3. Suicidal Thoughts
      4. Stress
      5. Bipolar Disorders
      6. Bereavement
      7. Emotional Abuse
      8. Anger
      9. Abuse & Neglect
      10. Low Self-Esteem
    • Therapy types I offer: (in order of most commonly practised)
      1. Psychodynamic Therapy
      2. Psychoanalytic Therapy
    • Languages:
      • English
    • Qualifications verified by PlusGuidance:
      • MClSc in Psychotherapy
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    • My availability
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    • My session prices
      In-Person session
      from £50