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Karen Thirtle
Chartered Psychologist in Kemp Town - 12+ Years

Chartered Psychologist Karen Thirtle
270 Eastern Road
Kemp Town

East Sussex
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  • Individual 40 - 50 minutes
24% of enquirers became verified clients

Working Hours

  • Wednesdays
    11am - 7pm
  • Thursdays
    11am - 7pm

Issue Covered

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


  • Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)

Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare

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12+ 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)

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.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends CBT for depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), self harm and social anxiety disorder.


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.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.

Existential Therapy

Existential therapy explores how you perceive your life. It encompasses reflection on your viewpoints, potential and choices. Existential therapy aims to help you find significance in your life and the problems you encounter.

Humanistic Therapy

Humanistic therapy focuses on appreciating you. It sees you as a whole person and prioritises your unique growth. Humanistic therapy aims to help you realise your autonomy.

Psychoanalytic Therapy

Psychoanalytic therapy concentrates on the unconscious causes of the issues you encounter. It fosters your awareness of parts of your unconscious. An aim of psychoanalytic therapy is for you to gain personal insight and use it if you decide to.

Psychodynamic Therapy

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.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) indicates psychodynamic therapy for depression, self harm and social anxiety disorder.


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.

Transactional Analysis (TA)

TA centres on the roles you use to interact with yourself and others. It considers the impact of your pre-conscious life plan and how to improve it. Transactional analysis seeks to help you acknowledge your value and capacity to grow.

Qualifications Timeline

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist
Induction for New Supervisors Workshop for the Clinical Psychology Training Programme
Canterbury Christ Church University (UK)
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)
Existential Therapy
Humanistic Therapy
Psychoanalytic Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Transactional Analysis (TA)
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

Updated 13 March 2018