Bob Froud, MBACP (Snr. Accred.) EMDR Assoc. (UK & Ireland)
I know these are really difficult times for everybody around Covid-19 and many are suffering directly or indirectly from this pandemic Many of us have been able to isolate ourselves and minimise the risk of exposure yet again many have not had that choice; people who work on the frontline in health and welfare services, police and fire services or in shops and local authority services. The difficulties with isolation as well as living and working in a threatening and potentially dangerous environemnt can have it's consequences in developing trauma related symptoms including depression and anxiety or behaviour like anger appearing out of proportion to the immediate situation.
Online face-to-face Psychotherapy and Counselling is an effective way of helping to manage and resolve many of the difficulties or symptoms that have either been caused by this threat to our health and well-being or have, perhaps, been caused by other events or problems in your life.
While meeting online means inviting me into your home, or wherever we can arrange a safe and confidential space to meet, I will ensure our confidentiality will be maintained with respect to you and to the BACP Ethical Framewrok. I will listen without assumption or judgment, with empathy and understanding and hopefully provide the help you need.
BUPA Reg. URL http://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/mr_bob_froud
Training, qualifications & experience
EMDR Europe Accredited Supervisor/Consultant Practitioner
Post Grad. Dip. Integrative Supervision
Approved Adoption Counsellor
MSc. (Merit) in Mental Health Studies, University of Kent,
- Module: Working with Self-harm
- Module: Systemic Theory
- Module: Group Psychotherapy
- Module: Advanced Clinical CBT
- Module: Clinical CBT
- Module: Working with Domestic Violence
- Module: Mental Health: Assessment & Diagnosis
- Module: Working with Personality Disorders
Adv. Dip. Integrative Humanistic/CBT Therapeutic Counselling
Further recent training includes:
Cert. Cyber Therapist
Using EMDR with Veteran and Military Clients, Matthew Wesson EMDR Accred. Trainer
EMDR, Ego State Therapy & Dissociation Masterclass, Dr Michael C Paterson OBE
Psychosexual Therapy Weekend Workshop, Cabby Laffy, Auther, Trainer, Psychotherapist
EMDR - Feeling State Addiction Weekend Workshop, Robert Miller, PhD,
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
EMDR Association UK
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
While I have significant experience in working with people who have been involved in violent relationships, I do not believe it is safe for either the clients or the counsellor to work with both individuals involved in a violent relationship.
While I understand how difficult this might be, I would advise anyone who is feeling in danger to contact either their local Police Domestic Violence Unit, or; Females suffering abuse, contact 0808 2000 247 Free phone 24 hr National Domestic Violence Helpline; Males suffering abuse, contact 0208 698 9649.
A useful list of helplines is also available at; http://www.hiddenhurt.co.uk/domestic_abuse_helplines.html
Concessions offered for
I recommend Zoom as a confidential platform for online meetings for both Psychotherapy, Counselling and Supervision. However I am also happy to meet on Facetime or WhatsApp if that is easier to access. Please telephone or email to arrange an initial session.