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MBACP (Snr. Accred.) EMDR Assoc. (UK & Ireland)

About me

My name is Bob Froud and I'm an EMDR Europe Accredited Clinical Supervisor/Consultant as well as an Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor and Trainer. 

I know the past couple of years have been really difficult times for everybody and there have been many changes in how we meet and talk to each other.  Certainly in my own profession, we have had to make rapid changes in how we think and work in order to remain available to those in need and, in doing so, have realised the positive benefits and the effective outcomes that have resulted from online video contact.  In particular, from my own and many EMDR colleagues' experience, EMDR treatment has proved just as manageable and effective through video conferencing both in this country and abroad. 

IT communications have also developed significantly and I now use a specific and encrypted platform which you will not need to download and which provides you with a unique code to help protect your anonymity.  The only need is for you to have an internet connection and a safe, quiet space for yourself.  

Online face-to-face EMDR Psychotherapy is an effective and positive way of helping to manage and relieve many of the difficulties, emotional or otherwise, that impact on your present life and relationships.

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 Framework.  I will listen without assumption or judgment, with empathy and understanding and hopefully provide the help you need.

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,

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

EMDR UK

EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)

EMDR UK

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

Other Insurance Services may be applicable, you will need to check with the provider.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I only have one space in the evenings at 6.00pm and finish for the day at 7.00pm.  I cannot answer emails or telephone calls outside of working hours.  

Further information

All my work is now online and I work from a quiet and secure office upstairs at the rear of my home looking out on the garden.  I use a secure and encrypted EMDR video platform for all my private meetings, when necessary I am also happy to meet on Facetime or WhatsApp if that is easier to access.  Please email me if you have any further questions or if you wish to arrange an initial assessment session.  Thank you.

Faversham, Kent, ME13

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

As all my work is online, my only concern is for someone to have access to a safe and confidential space in which we can meet via a specific encrypted platform I use. No download is needed as I will provide a direct access link via email before we meet.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

Online

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