Kevin Burrows MA. MBACP (Accred) BACP (AVR) Registered Counsellor & Supervisior

26b Seaforth Road
Westcliff On Sea



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26b Seaforth Road
Westcliff On Sea



About me

As an experienced British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists (BACP) accredited and registered AVR counsellor I work with and I am able to offer therapy to meet a large range of client needs including: (scroll down for full list)

  • General Anxiety and depression
  • Trauma PTSD
  • Life, or work related stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Couple relationship, diversity, family and sexuality difficulties.
  • more complex issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
  • OCD, behavioural issues, self harm and phobias,
  • Working with those who have special needs and their carers (including Autism).
  • I also offer Supervision for both qualified and student counsellors, psychotherapists and play therapists (PTUK approved Clinical Supervisor) , follow this link. (view supervision profile)

I am a BACP Accredited member which affirms that my practice meets the BACP standard of a competent, ethical, independant practitioner. Since establishment in 2004 the reputation of my practice has steadily grown. I offer personal therapy for individuals and couples and supervision for practicing and student Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Play and Creative Therapists.

My theoretical model is an integrative / eclectic approach within a humanistic framework of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) incorporating aspects of Inner Child, Re-decision Therapy, Expressive / Arts Therapies, EMDR, Person Centred Art Therapy (PCAT) and Eco-Therapy. I can offer counselling in the talking and visual / tactile therapies whichever are appropriate in meeting my Clients therapeutic needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Experience.
My Practice is now approaching its 10th Year of Private Practice during which I have established my qualifications and experience to work with a variety of issues in many therapeutic ways. I can work with trauma, general anxiety, depression, couple work and with many more issues (as listed elsewhere in this document). I Provide a safe, secure, confidential, ethical and understanding environment for my clients.
I am an experienced and BACP accredited Registered Counsellor and Supervisor and a PTUK approved Supervisor.
As well as my working privately with the general public I have worked for over 4 years for the NHS at the Taylor Centre and have taken NHS, GP, BUPA, EAP insurance and The Priory referrals.
My work with Emergency services include: The London Met, BTP, Essex Police, Military services, The British Medical Association and the NHS. My work with Local Authorities include, Southend, Thurrock, Essex & Croydon local Authorities, I have worked for and with clients from Essex, Anglia Ruskin, South East Essex, UEL, IATE Universities and many other training establishments, I have also worked with the Refugee Council. I have even taken referrals from The Jeremy Kyle and Trisha Goddard shows'.

My Main Therapy Qualifications are:

M.A. (Master of Arts) in Educational Art Therapy (Middlesex University)

Advanced Diploma in Counselling (incorporating an integrative practice of Transactional Analysis T.A. and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT) supervision and couples work. (aqa)

EMDR Practitioners diploma part 1, 2, 3 and 4.

CPCAB level 6 Supervisors Diploma working with Inskip and Proktor, and Hawkins and Shoet models of supervision

PTUK approved Supervisor with PTUK Cert training enabling supervision with face to face and Jungian sandplay tray and creative arts skills.

Cert Couples Counselling AQA

Other training

Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapies NIKUT Norsk institutt for kunstuttrykk og kommunikasjon and EGS The European Graduate School  Spring Symposium with Paulo Knill, Margo Fuchs, Sally Atkins, Melinda Meyer, Markus Alexander, and others

Tamalpa Cert in Movement based expressive Art Therapy. Tamalpa UK: Movement Based Expressive Arts and with Daria Halprin

PTUK Cert sandplay skills parts 1 & 2 Certificate in Sandplay Therapy Skills - - Play Therapy UK ...

Foundation Cert
Arts Therapies Foundation Arts Therapies | University of Hertfordshire

Cert Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills OCN

Cert Ecopsychology University of Strathclyde

Cert Expressive Arts Therapy with Natalie Rogers and Tess Sturrock at Temenos | Temenos Education Ltd, Sheffield UK

Cert Expressive Arts Therapy with Natalie Rogers, Maria Gonzalez-Blue at International Expressive Arts Therapy Association-IEATA IEATA, Berkeley, USA

Cert Expressive Arts Therapy with Sean Mcniff at International Expressive Arts Therapy Association-IEATA IEATA, Lesley University, Cambs, Mass, USA

Cert in Autism Birmingham University Autism Spectrum (Webautism) University Certificate ...

Cert Authentic Movement therapy (AM) Professor Helen Payne - Home | University of Hertfordshire

Cert of Groupwork Skills
University of East Anglia University of East Anglia

Membership to the following Professional bodies

Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP (Accred) UKRCP BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Volentary Register AVR
BACP Registered Accredited Voluntary Registers

Approved Supervisor Member of Play therapy United Kingdom (PTUK) / Play Therapy international (PTI) Play Therapy UK - An information resource for play and ...

EMDR UK and Ireland Registered Member EMDR Association UK and Ireland | HOME page

Associate Member of the British Association of Art Therapists, BAAT BAAT | Home

Member of the Person Centred Art Therapy Association (PCATA) Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills

Member of the International Expressive Arts Association (IEATA) International Expressive Arts Therapy Association-IEATA

Member of CAPO (Counselling and Psychotherapy Outdoors) Counselling and Psychotherapy Outdoors - Ecotherapy

Ongoing Training

PhD Doctorate.
Research Question‘To what extent might Art and Nature be Cross Disciplinary Interventions for Autism?’ (Anglia Ruskin University)

British and Irish Sandplay Society (BISS)  Jungian Sandplay Therapist

University of Roehampton - Music Therapy Foundation Course

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My counselling practice is at:
26b, Seaforth Road


I charge £35 for individuals, £45 for couples and can offer a student rate. Counselling sessions are for the therapeutic hour of 50 mins.

Further information

What is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a psychological treatment to help people deal with distressing events and trauma. EMDR works in a way that seems to accelerate the processes for resolving certain issues so that in many instances people are seen to have resolved certain issues in a much shorter time than through talking therapy/counselling alone.

EMDR is an approach that is effective for the treatment of traumatic memories.
EMDR aims to change how people feel about their traumatic memories. It helps people to develop more positive emotions, behaviour and thoughts and to feel that the memory is no long disturbing. EMDR appears to directly stimulate the brain's ability to digest past traumatic events and works effectively and quickly to heal the wounds that are left on the emotional brain. It has been widely validated by research and is recognised by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) as the treatment of choice for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

EMDR is also remarkably effective in the treatment of people who have suffered trauma such as ongoing childhood abuse, although this may require more extensive therapeutic time. EMDR has also been shown to be effective in treating more chronic problems such as anxiety, stress, phobias, addictions and lack of self confidence.

For further information and an explanation of theory and history visit


ongoing monthly experiential CPD in Expressive Arts Therapy

  • This Course is open to practicing and in-training Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Therapeutic Practitioners. The monthly courses aim to expand understanding of the fundamental theory and practice of Expressive Arts Therapy through ‘Multi-Modal’ experiential workshop practice and development. £30 for 3 hours.
  • Now taking bookings for

          (9:30 to 12:30) Saturday Oct 18th, Saturday Nov 15th, Saturday Dec 6th

          Or evenings (7pm to 10pm) Thurs Oct 16th, Thurs Nov 13th, Thurs Dec 4th

  • For further details copy and paste this link to your browser:

Maps & Directions

Westcliff On Sea, SS0 7SN
Southend-on-Sea, SS2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Supervision & training

Over the years I have achieved academic supervision training to level 6 and gained extensive supervision experience working with Private, NHS and Agency Supervision Practice.

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