Keith Swindell - CBT Therapist
Lytham St Annes
*****I offer a free initial telephone consultation: Available 9am to 9pm Mon-Sat******
*****New Clinic now running in Manchester City Centre******
Hello, I'm Keith, an Anxiety UK approved cognitive behavioural therapist and counsellor. I work on the Fylde coast near Blackpool and in Manchester City Centre where my clinic is just off Deansgate. I have significant experience working in NHS mental health and specialist service teams and also run clinics for private patients.
I tailor my approach to each client and primarily use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) over 6-10 sessions, to help with issues such as panic attacks, anxiety and depression. I actively work with clients to help them identify their issues and their goals for therapy and work at your pace to achieve them. My approach tends to be a little more challenging than some of my colleagues and I find that this works well for clients who are 'stuck' or who have been living with conditions for many years.
I have a background in the uniformed services and have first hand experience of trauma and traumatic events, which enables me to fully understand issues of post traumatic stress (PTSD) and work effectively with them. I particularly like to work with anxiety disorders, such as Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety, and specialise in working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I have a good record of success in tackling what can be very challenging and life limiting conditions for clients.
I appreciate that most of us work during the day and lead busy lives. I am happy to offer evening and weekend appointments or therapy by video conferencing (Facetime or Skype etc) if this is your preference.
I have a therapy room local to me but am happy to travel and cover the following postcode areas: FY1-8.
I hold a clinic in Manchester City Centre on 1 day per week between 8.30am and 6pm.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling for Depression
Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
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£40 - £50 per hour for individual face to face therapy.
£30 per hour for online/telephone therapy
I now offer supervision for therapists following training in clinical supervision. I have a small number of supervisees from a number of different therapeutic disciplines with whom I work on an integrated basis.
My training was initially in person centred counselling, however my practice is based on an integrative approach and I also offer cognitive behavioural therapy.
Fees for supervision are £40 for 1.5 hours
I offer a discounted rate to therapists in training of £30 for 1.5 hours
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings and Weekend appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Having amassed a large number of hours in clinical practice and having supervised a number of clinical staff in my NHS role, I felt some formal training was in order to help develop my practice and I now hold a Certificate in Clinical Supervision.View supervision profile