Tamsin Cullen BSc (Hons.) PGDip, DIP Couns, BACP (Accred.), MNCS (Accred.) MFDAP
I work with people as individuals. I use an integrative approach as I do not believe that one style fits all. This means that I will suggest utilising the most appropriate approach according to individual needs and wants. The main approaches I work with, but not limited to, are TA (Transactional Analysis), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Humanistic Therapies. I am also a qualified Europe and UK EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist, a treatment with great success for different types of trauma, PTSD, assaults, rape, phobias, illness, injury, as well as including but not limited to, anxiety, self-esteem, stage fright/ performance/ tests and relationship issues. EMDR is recommended for the treatment of PTSD in national and international guidelines including NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) and WHO (World Health Organisation). I am also trained in EMDR Feeling State Addiction Protocol, which works by targeting the positive association created between feeling and addiction/ behaviour.
I work with a range of issues- please see below. Sometimes people may struggle to understand why they feel the way they do, and counselling can help to ascertain what is happening, and why, enabling you to move towards a healthier mindset and general wellbeing. Others may have very clear ideas about the cause of, or presenting problem they wish to seek some help and guidance for. I will work with you in a completely non-judgemental and empathic way to help you achieve your goal/s.
The sessions are provided in a safe and confidential environment whereby you can feel at ease to talk freely. As a therapist I will not tell you what to do, but will help guide you towards self discovery. We will work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in the field of mental health and associated areas for 15 years and within the field of Addictions for 9 years. My work experience includes working in private psychiatric hospitals, prisons, Police, National Probation Service, rehabs, Community and within the Office of Director for Public Prosecutions (Sydney, Australia). I work with individuals, couples, families and within group settings. I offer consultations for assistance with rehab options, both nationally and internationally, and can provide an end to end service to facilitate seeking the most beneficial treatment according to individual wants and needs, followed by through care support, if desired.
I also do some work for The Priory Group, UK as well as providing therapy and consultation to private clinics both nationally and internationally.
My qualifications include:
- BSc (Hons.) Psychology and Sociology
- Post Graduate Diploma Psychology
- Skills in Counselling
- Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- Practitioner Diploma in CBT
- EMDR Level 1,2, 3, 4 (undergoing Accreditation)
- EMDR G-TEP and R-TEP (Group/Individual work)
- EMDR Feeling State Protocol specifically used for a range of addictions
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland,a member of Trauma Aid UK, and a member of Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP).
I abide by the BACP code of ethics and as such continue to develop my skills, knowledge and practice by continuing professional development in the form of seminars, workshops, training and clinical supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If there is an area you feel you need some help and support with, and it is not listed please do not hesitate to contact me to see if I can help, if I can not, I will endeavour to assist you with finding someone who can.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Sliding scale. Discount for armed forces.
Length of session according to want and need- to be agreed following consultation.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone or email. I understand and appreciate that finding the right therapist can be overwhelming and daunting when taking the first step to make contact.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week day/ evening/ weekend appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|