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Dr Paulien Gill - Clinical Psychologist
Dr Paulien Gill - Clinical Psychologist

 Dr Paulien Gill - Clinical Psychologist

Dr Paulien Gill is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and CBT therapist. She uses evidence-based methods, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for a wide range of mental health issues. She also works with EMDR for the treatment of trauma, and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) for addressing issues of guilt, shame and self-criticism. She offers treatment for anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, low self-esteem, social anxiety, health anxiety, bipolar disorder and work-related stress. She assists clients in understanding their emotional difficulties and provides support in making positive changes. Her approach is warm, non-judgmental and practical.

Paulien worked for 17 years in the NHS in a Community Mental Health Team, including 6 years managing the psychology team, and also has experience working in psychological services in the Netherlands. She now focuses exclusively on her private work with CBTKent. She also offers supervision to other therapists.

She abides by the professional and ethical standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is an accredited BABCP CBT therapist, and has full indemnity and current DBS clearance.

Referrals

If you would like to commence therapy you can contact me directly by phone, email or the contact form on the website. Referrals can also be made by GP’s, psychiatrists, Insurance Companies, solicitors and Providers of Professional Rehabilitation Case Management.

I am registered with major Private Medical Insurance Providers, including BUPA, AXA PPP, Benenden, PruHealth, Aviva and WPA.

I work with a network of professionals in Kent, which means that I am able to refer to a colleague in the case of a long wait, or if another specialist is appropriate in your specific circumstances. I also work with a Consultant Psychiatrist and a Clinical Psychologist who is specialised in working with children and adolescents.

REGISTRATIONS

Registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
Registered with BUPA

 

MEMBERSHIPS

BPS Division of Clinical Psychology

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

EMDR Association UK and Ireland

Testimonials

"What can I say...I was so worried about where my journey would take me. Having recently realised that I was possibly suffering from PTSD? I had to take that 'leap of faith' and ask for help! From the very first consultation I knew that everything was going to be alright. Paulien immediately put my mind at rest, and most importantly reassured me, explaining in her gentle and kind way that these incredibly strong feelings were 'absolutely normal'. I was given the tools to help me control my body and reassure myself that I was living in the present whenever I was experiencing the effects of PTSD. I cannot thank Paulien enough for giving me the freedom to enjoy my life and future without carrying the burden of the ghosts of my past. If anyone is in doubt about the power of mindfulness and CBT I would not hesitate to recommend it. Give yourself permission to free yourself from your demons and live your life to the full without carrying that bag of trauma on your back, weighing you down... Thank you Paulien"

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“I can not express how grateful I am to have had Paulien as my therapist. It really has been life changing for me. I have made more progress in just 10 sessions with her then years of counselling. Her expertise, empathy and support created a safe space where I truly felt understood and empowered to make the changes I needed to. I especially appreciated the way Paulien explained things in ways I could understand - I truly felt seen by her. I also found the books and resources Paulien shared were particularly helpful between the sessions. Her sensitive, knowledgeable and confident style helped me to reach my goals whilst giving me space to explore the root causes of my challenges. I would recommend Paulien to anyone - you are in very safe hands."

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"I came to Paulien last year. I specifically chose her because I was looking for a therapist specialising in schema therapy in Folkestone. I was in a bad state emotionally and mentally. I was drained from dealing with my traumas. I was sexually abused as a child, as well as other past traumatic events which really broke me down. From the first meeting with Paulien I felt calm, because she is very calming but more than that, she made me feel validated with her reassuring way. I was ready to face my demons and Paulien helped me make sense of it all during every session. Another type of therapy she offers is EMDR, that has been the most transformational tool for me to process and heal open wounds. It resolved some experiences I struggled to deal with, now I don't even think about them. Everytime I have a session with Paulien I feel better with more perspective. I never feel pressure to talk about anything, only the desire to so I can heal. She has such a genuine heart that you can feel resonating everytime I speak with her. And when you're scarred like I was and still am, it makes all the difference. Thanks Paulien, because of you, I rant to everyone to get therapy."

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"Having had a career spanning two decades in international banking, I was burnt out and felt backed into a corner. Dr Gill played a huge part in equipping me with the tools to refocus, gain confidence, and have a clear vision for the future. Truly thank you."

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Would you like to request an appointment?

If you would like to contact me or make an appointment please do get in touch. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, I am currently only offering remote consultations via a telephone or video call.

Request an Appointment

 

Tel: 07908 128128

 

Lombard House

12-17 Upper Bridge Street

Canterbury

CT1 2NF

 

info [at] cbtkent [dot] com (subject: Website%20Contact)

TELEPHONE
07908 128128

My name is Paulien Gill and I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and CBT therapist.

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I use evidence-based methods, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for a wide range of mental health issues. I also employ EMDR for the treatment of trauma, and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) for addressing issues of guilt, shame and self-criticism. I offer treatment for anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, low self-esteem, social anxiety, health anxiety, bipolar disorder and work-related stress. Please contact me to see how I can help you to deal with your difficulties and support you to make positive changes in your life.

Dr Paulien Gill - Clinical Psychologist
Dr Paulien Gill - Clinical Psychologist

CBT Kent

Lombard House

12-17 Upper Bridge Street

Canterbury

CT1 2NF