Kevin Burrows MA. MBACP (Accred) BACP (AVR) Registered Counsellor & Supervisior
26b Seaforth Road
Westcliff On Sea
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 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
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 Tamalpafrance.org 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 http://www.che.ac.uk/courses
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
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Couples issues
- Cross cultural relationships
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Pre-nuptial counselling
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder
- Self harm
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My counselling practice is at:
26b, Seaforth Road
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
I charge £35 for individuals, £45 for couples and can offer a student rate. Counselling sessions are for the therapeutic hour of 50 mins.
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 www.emdrassociation.org.uk
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
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Maps & Directions
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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.View supervision profile