Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom - Aristotle

About Me

I work from an existential and contemporary psychodynamic perspective, incorporating the two approaches to help you get to know yourself more deeply. Existential therapy explores your sense of agency in the world, enabling you to make your own decisions and choices. Whilst contemporary psychodynamic approaches help to uncover the attitudes you have about life, love and the things you feel may be missing. It explores the relationships that you have formed in your life and helps you to think about how these relationships may shape the way you think and feel now.

I am an accredited member of BACP and hold an MA in Psychotherapy (Regents University of London) and a Diploma in Child Psychotherapy (CPCAB). I have worked with both adults and children, within the NHS, private and charity sectors.

I am engaged in ongoing research and continuing professional development to make sure I keep up to date with new developments within psychotherapy. I also aim to ensure that my practice affords the best-informed care possible.

My Specialities

  • Individuals
  • Short or long-term therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress and trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem

About Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a conversation that helps you to explore and reflect on yourself and your life. It provides a safe place to explore your feelings and patterns that may control your life and think more deeply about your relationships. By thinking about yourself in this way you gain more insight into yourself and in turn, become more conscious of who you are. This may bring about change and help you to feel more in control of your life and the decisions that you make.

Psychotherapy is very much a collaboration between therapist and client. It is not something that is done to you, rather a co-created space and coming together of minds to think through the problems that you may face. Psychotherapy is not an instant fix, it is a process of discovery, helping to establish new ways of being in the world and relating to others. The sessions are very much led by the client, whereby they lead the dialogue and only bring to the sessions what they feel comfortable with. The therapist will direct the dialogue and make interpretations when they feel necessary, to help bring about further insight.

Frequency of Sessions

Psychotherapy takes place once a week (sometimes more frequently) and at the same time each week for 50 minutes. We will meet initially for an assessment to discuss what it is you require from therapy and to get to know each other more. Choosing a therapist can be daunting and it is important to choose a therapist you feel you can work with and trust. The better the relationship between client and therapist, the more likely you are to benefit from psychotherapy.

What psychotherapy can help you with..

  • Relationship issues
  • Personal development
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Negative emotions such as depression, loneliness, anger and resentment
  • Destructive habits

The Space

My therapy room is situated within the Wellbeing Centre of ikigai Holistic, in Whitstable. There is on site parking facilities, however if this is full there are several car parks within 5-10 minute walking distance.

Wellbeing Centre

Contact me

Please feel free to contact me to discuss further and arrange a free initial consultation.

EMAIL:

contact@mariaryantherapy.co.uk

PHONE:

07397 679252