Errol Roman MSc, GD Psycho, Dip. N., Dip. Coun, PGD (CBT) BABCP Accredited

Errol Roman MSc, GD Psycho,  Dip. N., Dip. Coun, PGD (CBT)  BABCP Accredited

5 Station Parade
Cherry Tree Rise
Buckhurst Hill

The Shrubberies
11- 12 The Shrubberies
George Lane
E18 1BD

07900 310123

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5 Station Parade
Cherry Tree Rise
Buckhurst Hill

The Shrubberies
11- 12 The Shrubberies
George Lane
E18 1BD

07900 310123

About me

Current NHS employment
I currently work part-time in North East London Foundation (NHS) Trust as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist (CBT) in the Long-Term Condition Psychology Service.  In addition I work in the private sector and in both areas I offer a sensitive, confidential, non-judgemental and competent psychological treatment drawing on my wide experience from different perspectives in CBT and other psychological approaches.  This treatment is underpinned by an adherence to the standards of conduct, performance and ethics of British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

What is CBT ?
CBT is a talking therapy that has been proven to help in a wide range of emotional and physical health condition in adults, young people and children. 

Does CBT Work?
There is a great deal of research evidence on CBT that has been carefully reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and recommended for the treatment of psychological problems such as the anxiety disorders, depression and bipolar affective disorder.  There is also good evidence that CBT works effectively in the treatment of sleeping difficulties, chronic pain and chronic fatigue.

CBT Sessions
Sessions usually last for approxmiately one hour.  Generally the first two sessions are concerned with an assessment of the problems, the development of a shared (collaborative) understanding of how the problem(s) are perpetuated (kept going) and starting the process of setting goals for therapy.  The number of sessions vary in accordance with the nature of the problem(s), however a rough guide would be 6-12.  One session may be adequate for some people.

My Approach
I am warm and approachable and this facilitates ease, relaxation and the development of a sound working relationship.  In my CBT practice I draw on my experience from different approaches such as Classical (Traditional) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CCBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).  I am also well adept at using the core person-centred, humanistic principles of genuineness, empathy and unconditional positive regard to engage and motivate my clients in us working together to overcome the problem and or build resilience through the use of Strengths-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (SB-CBT).  I hold a certificate in family life education and this, together with my passion in family life has broadened my CBT skills to working effectively with couples and relationship issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Health Promotion (University of East London)
BA (Hons) Health Studies (University of East London)
GD Psychology, (University of East London)
Diploma in Nursing (University of London),
Post Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Care Research (London South Bank University)
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (London South Bank University)
Diploma in Alcohol Counselling and Consultation (University of Kent),
Diploma in Management Studies (Btec)
Certificate in Family Life Education (General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist)
Trained Teacher (Church Teachers College, School of Education, University of the West Indies)
Registered Mental Nurse (Kings College, London formerly Bromley School of Nursing)

I have over 20 years experience as a CBT counsellor in drugs and alcohol dependence (alcoholism) where worked both as a CBT counsellor and service manager.  My work experience also includes adult mental health service (CBT Counsellor and service manager) older adult mental health services (CBT Counsellor and manager) personality disorder services (CBT Counsellor) diabetes (Psychotherapist). 

My role also involves the supervision of trainee CBT therapist which in addition to sharing my expertise enable to keep abreast of psychological research and development in CBT and so I can adopt my practice to the most recent evidence available.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Binge eating


I offer a free initial telephone consultation; concessions are negotiable for the unemployed, pensioners and block bookings. I operate a very competitive scale so contact me for more information on 07900310123 or email me at  You may also consult my website at

The initial assessment session is paid for once agreement is reached and subsequently at least 48 hours before each schedule appointment. There is no extra fee for liaison with and or writing to GPs (if authorised).  I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy whereby appointments cancelled within this time will not incur any cost.

Further information

I am registered with CounsellorsUK, on the Private Practice Register (PPR) and is also recognised by and registered with a number of leading healthcare insurers such Bupa, AXA(PPP), AVIVA , WPA, Vitality and Standard Life as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist to offer psychological treatment to their members.

As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist I am accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I also maintain my registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) where, in addition to the BABCP I am held accountable for my professional practice

Maps & Directions

Buckhurst Hill, IG9 6EU
London, E18 1BD

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Mondays 18:00 to 20:00 Tuesdays 18:00 to 20:00 Thursdays 10:00 to 13:00 Fridays 10:00 to 13:00

Types of client

Older adults
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