Kent Psychologist


Quality & Caring Psychology Services Across Kent

Welcome to Kent Psychologist

At Kent Psychologist we offer a range of psychological services including psychological therapy for adults, children, teenagers and families across Kent and have clinic rooms in Tonbridge and Canterbury. We provide neuropsychology services, consultation, training and supervision. Kent Psychologist has a dedicated autism assessment service, providing autism assessments across Kent, Sussex and London to children and young people. 

If you would like to find out more about the services we offer at Kent Psychologist or make an appointment in our Tonbridge or Canterbury clinic, please use the contact page.

Kent Psychologist Services

Kent Psychologist - Tonbridge

Deon van Zyl

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Deon is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive clinical experience in the areas of adult and child psychology.   He offers assessment and therapeutic intervention to adults and young people with psychological difficulties such as depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress.  He is trained in a wide range of therapeutic interventions and draws on principles from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Therapy (EMDR). This allows him to work together with the client to find the most suitable and effective intervention.

In addition to offering therapy, Deon is also a specialist neuropsychologist and offers neuropsychological assessment and intervention.  This includes diagnostic assessment after a traumatic brain injury (TBI).   Detailed assessment of current cognitive functioning allows him to make recommendations about appropriate support and intervention as well as helping the patient and their family to understand any changes in brain functioning.  Deon works together with a number of local case agencies and rehabilitation services in supporting individuals affected by traumatic brain injury.

Kent Psychologist - Autism Assessments

Dr Sirja van Zyl

Clinical Psychologist

Sirja is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been working with children and young people for  twenty years. She leads our autism assessment clinic and offers assessments and support to families and young people presenting with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. These include anxiety, phobias, OCD, low mood, trauma and tics/ Tourette’s syndrome. Sirja uses a range of interventions as appropriate, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Habit Reversal (HRT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP).

Having a special interest and expertise in working with children and young people with neurodevelopmental difficulties, Sirja offers consultation and training to schools, families, charities and other local agencies in the support of young people on the autism spectrum. She is passionate about enabling young people to discover their strengths and fulfilling their potential. 

Sirja understands the challenge families often face in finding the right support for a child or young person who is experiencing a difficult time in their life. She believes that a trusting and positive relationship with the clinician offering this work is vital and welcomes contact from families or young people who would like to seek support, but may wish to discuss this first. Please use the contact tab if you would like to arrange a telephone consultation with Sirja