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Karen Thirtle
Registered Counselling Psychologist in Kemp Town

Registered Counselling Psychologist Karen Thirtle

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

270 Eastern Road
Kemp Town

East Sussex

General Availability

  • Weekday Daytimes
  • Weekday Evenings


Professional Titles

  • British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol) Associate Fellow (AFBPsS)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist
Engagement rate - 25% of enquirers became verified clients


Counselling and Psychology in Kemp Town, Brighton

  • Individual 40 - 50 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Bank Transfer, Cash, Cheque
Languages: English

Issues Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Stress


  • Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy

Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare



More Detail

Over 11 Years Post-Chartership Experience

Hello. I'm Karen Thirtle. I'm a chartered and registered counselling psychologist - I support individuals with their emotional wellbeing. I have private sector experience as a counselling psychologist. My interest includes Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), depression and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and the specific difficulties faced by women.

What to Expect

A preliminary assessment appointment helps you to discover if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what concerns you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and determine if therapy could help you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange a preliminary assessment session in Kemp Town, Brighton.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT concentrates on how your thoughts affect your emotions and behaviour. It identifies and challenges unhelpful thoughts that maintain the problems you experience. The aim of CBT is for you to experience healthier thoughts and emotions.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) indicates CBT for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME), depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and self harm.


Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You determine which issue concerning your childhood and/or adulthood you discuss. An objective of counselling is to help you to speak about a problem and find a way forward which is appropriate for you.

Integrative Therapy

Integrative therapy selects therapies to suit your needs and the issues you encounter. It explores your subjective experiences and options. An aim of integrative therapy is to help you develop your self-awareness.

Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal therapy focuses on the relationship difficulties you experience. It facilitates you in understanding problems differently. An aim of interpersonal therapy is to help you make useful alterations to how you relate.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) suggests interpersonal therapy for depression.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on the unconscious meaning of the issues you experience. It facilitates you in becoming aware of parts of your inner dynamics. Psychodynamic therapy aims to enhance your self-understanding to give you choices.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends psychodynamic therapy for depression and self harm.


Psychology is interested in you and your thoughts, emotions and behaviour. It offers you psychological treatments and mental health support. The objective of psychological therapy is to help you ease symptoms.

Clinical Qualifications

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist since October 2010
  • Certificate of Attendance
    Induction for New Supervisors Workshop for the Clinical Psychology Training Programme
    Salomons Centre for Social and Psychological Development Canterbury Christ Church University (UK)
    March 2006
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Counselling Psychologist since June 2005
  • Qualification
    Counselling Psychology
    British Psychological Society (BPS) (UK)
    June 2005
  • Master of Science
    Counselling Psychology
    University of Sussex (UK)
    February 2005

I abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Brighton Marina Village, Kemp Town, Brighton, Ovingdean, Woodingdean, Bevendean, Rottingdean, Moulsecoomb, Preston Park, Hove, Saltdean, Coldean, Hollingbury, University of Sussex, Withdean, Stanmer, West Blatchington, Patcham, Portslade, Long Hill

Nearest Train Stations

  • Brighton (1.7 miles)
  • Brighton London Road (1.9 miles)
  • Moulsecoomb (2.1 miles)
  • Falmer (2.8 miles)
  • Preston Park (2.9 miles)
  • Hove (3 miles)
  • Aldrington (3.5 miles)
  • Portslade (3.5 miles)
  • Fishersgate (5 miles)
  • Southwick (5.7 miles)

Wheelchair access: Yes

Updated 02 April 2017

Contact Karen
Please submit your details below. I will receive them immediately and contact you as soon as possible. Thank you. Karen Thirtle.