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Karen Thirtle

Chartered Psychologist

  • 270 Eastern Road, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 5TA Show Map
  • Multiple times available +
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  • Individual 40
  • 22% of enquirers became verified clients
I am currently not taking on new clients in Kemp Town.

I have availability in Heathfield, or you can look for another therapist via the Find a Therapist search.

What to Expect

Try one session, to see if you feel comfortable with Karen, and decide if therapy may help you.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests CBT for
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Self Harm
  • Social Anxiety
Cognitive behavioural therapy concentrates on how your thoughts (cognitions) influence your feelings and behaviour. It identifies and addresses negative thoughts which perpetuate the issues you experience. The objective of cognitive behavioural therapy is for you to have healthier thoughts and feelings.


NICE suggests counselling for Depression.

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.

Psychodynamic Therapy

NICE suggests psychodynamic therapy for
  • Depression
  • Self Harm
  • Social Anxiety
Psychodynamic therapy centres on the unconscious meaning of the problems you encounter. It facilitates you in becoming conscious of aspects of your internal dynamics. Psychodynamic therapy aims to increase your self-understanding to give you options.


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.


  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Bereavement
  • Borderline Personality
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress

Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist
British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Counselling Psychology
British Psychological Society (UK)
Graduate Degree
Counselling Psychology
University of Sussex (UK)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Psychodynamic Therapy
Northbrook College (UK)

Karen abides 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

Consulting Rooms (by appointment) also at

Updated 02 October 2018