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CBT Kent - Dr. Paulien Gill - Psychological Therapies & Treatments
How we can help you

How Can CBT Kent Help You?

At some point in our lives, many of us encounter psychological problems. It may be that our surroundings are throwing things at us that we find difficult to cope with or that pressures are rising from within us. Each of our life stories is different and there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. I work with a range of approaches, mainly with CBT-based therapies. In the first session we will explore your background and your reasons for seeking assistance. This will form the basis of the therapy plan.


  • Depression and low mood
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Work related stress
  • Social Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Health Anxiety
  • Childhood trauma or neglect
  • Relationship or family problems
  • Bipolar
  • Bullying
  • Panic disorder
  • Low self esteem
  • Anger

Please contact me if you are interested in receiving treatment for a condition or problem that is not mentioned on the above lists.

CBT Kent - Experience

Over 30 Years Experience

Having worked as a professional Clinical Psychologist in private practice and in the NHS, I have extensive experience providing psychological services to adults with a wide range of severe and enduring mental health issues.


BABCP Accredited

CBT Kent is registered with the British Psychological Society, so you can be confident in the knowledge that I am properly qualified and experienced in the treatment of psychological problems.

CBT Kent - HVPC-Registered

HCPC Registered

Being registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, a regulator that protects the public, means CBT Kent meet all the required standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health regulations.

CBT Kent - Supportive & Empowering

Supportive & Empowering

CBT Kent are compassionate, collaborative and supportive and assist our clients to overcome a wide variety of problems, helping them to improve the quality of their lives and fulfil their full potential, both personally and professionally.


"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.

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Tel: 07908 128128


Lombard House

12-17 Upper Bridge Street




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

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