Phil Atkins

Registered Member MBACP (Accred) - 026618

About me

  • EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist - Registered Member MBACP (Accred) - 026618.
  • EMDR ... FLASH Technique ... CBT ... CRM practitioner

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) trained in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), the FLASH technique, the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), and Schema Therapy - working from a strong Humanistic bias.

Registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
Registration Reference No: Z3639237   

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - Enhanced Certificate No: 001719710559 - Issued: 14 December 2020 - Psychotherapist (Child and Adult Workforce)

Other memberships


I have experience of successfully working with clients from a Humanistic perspective using CBT and/or EMDR (integrating other modalities as appropriate), in the following areas:-

  • addictions (drug, alcohol, gambling, sex and internet pornography)
  • anger management /stress management
  • anxiety and panic
  • assertiveness
  • bereavement / loss
  • confidence / self-esteem
  • depression
  • motivation
  • PAIN
  • relationship issues
  • TRAUMA (Big T = road traffic accidents, abuse, suicide survivor, etc and   Little t = anything from the past that 'still lives within')
  • suicidal feelings
  • work related issues
  • etc

NO judgement here, just understanding and empathic support.

Training, qualifications & experience


Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) from University of Wales - Newport.

Post-graduate Diploma in Project Management (DipProjMan RICS) from College of Estate Management, Reading University.

ESTSS Certificate in Psychotraumatology from



  • Advanced FLASH Technique - (Memory reconsolidation, the Flash Technique & EMDR) training with Philip Manfield April 2020 and March 2021
  • Mastering Complexity in EMDR Practice - trainings with Anabel Gomes & Dolores Mosquera - faciltated by EMDRAA  - in Sydney, Australia  - 14th to 17th November 2019 =
    • EMDR with Severely Dysregulated Clients: Under-regulation, Dissociation, Disconnection & Alexithymia.
    • EMDR with Severe Mental Disorders (Psychotic, Bipolar & Severe PTSD).
    • EMDR Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder.
    • EMDR for Suicidal Clients & Self-harming Behaviours.
  • EMDR Treatment of Chronic Headache and Fibromyalgia - training with Dr Zeynep Zat - facilitated by EMDR Wales Regional Group - June 2019
  • EMDR R-TEP & G-TEP - training with Elan Shapiro - facilitated by the Trauma Response Network - South West - @ Plymouth University October 2018.
  • EMDR and Ego State Therapy: Healing complex trauma and dissociation (T1009)- EMDR Institute - advanced training with Dr Michael Paterson - Manchester 2011
  • EMDR: Use of art therapy techniques with adults and children.
    EMDR with eating disorders and trauma: Adults and children.
    EMDR and family therapy with parents and children.
    Workshops facilitated by the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland - Wales region - May 2013.
  • EMDR and the Treatment of Health-related problems - Training with Carol Forgash - LCSW, BCD......... facilitated by KR Trauma Support - Manchester - Nov 2013
  • EMDR and Dissociation: The Progressive Approach - Treating complex trauma and personality disorders - Training with Dolores Mosquera
            ........... facilitated by The London Psychotherapy and Trauma Centre  - University of Westminster - Nov 2014
  • EMDR - Treating Anger, Resentment & Revenge - Training workshop with Herman Veerbeek ....... ....... facilitated by the Northwest Psychology Consultants  - Liverpool - February 2015
  • Feeling-State Addiction Protocol (FSAP) - FSAP for EMDR trained clinicians. Workshop with Robert Miller ...... - Training at Imperial College, London - July 2015
  • EMDR - "Blind to Therapist Protocol" - Workshop with Dr Derek Farrell - Birmingham - June 2017. Facilitated by West Midlands Regional EMDR Support Group.


  • Embodying Polyvagal Theory - Body Oriented Learning & Exploration - On-line workshop with Deborah Grant .... February 2021

Hypnotherapy training for Counsellors (BACP endorsed) .......  - May 2014


  • Advanced Core Self with The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) Advanced training module with Lisa Schwarz (developer) and Dr Frank Corrigan ... Edinburgh - October 2016
  • CRM Intensive training - with Lisa Schwarz in Beulah, Colorado - August 2017
  • CRM - Case conceptualization and Treatment of Severe Dissociation - Training with Lisa Schwarz ... Dublin - October 2017

SCHEMA THERAPY - Jeffrey Young -

  • INTRO - Imperial College London
  • Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder - Jeffrey Young - Imperial College, London.
  • Advanced Schema Therapy - Jeffrey Young - University College London

All Schema courses with the Wimbledon Guild


  • Mindfulness based stress reduction- Training course presented by Lorraine Harris - Samye Foundation Wales .... - January to March 2014
  • Teaching clients to use mindfulness skills - Stanton & Dunkley


  • with Charlie Morley - 17/18 Feb 2018 @ Samye Foundation Wales in Cardiff
  • Dreams of Awakening retreat with Charlie Morley @ Holy Isle (Centre for World Peace & Health)  - 28 June to 2 July 2019

Various training with the United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS) ...

  • Intro to Traumatic Stress (Part 1) - Events, reactions, conceptualisations and neurobiology
  • Intro to Traumatic Stress (Part 2) - Psychological & Pharmacological Management
  • Child & Adolescent Trauma
  • Psychological therapy for PTSD and comorbid drug/alcohol misuse
  • Narrative Exposure Therapy - Hakon Stenmark and Merethe Hellen
  • Organisational Management of Traumatic Stress
  • Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS) & PTSD
  • Couples Therapy for PTSD using Cognitive Behavioural Conjoint Therapy - Clare Crole-Rees & Neil Kitchiner
  • The development and facilitation of an emotion & memory group programme for the treatment of Complex PTSD - Dr Georgina Clifford
  • Beyond reliving in PTSD treatment: Advanced skills for overcoming common obstacles in memory work - Dr Hannah Murray & Dr Sharif Elleithy

Enhancing interpersonally & emotionally sensitive CBT
- Workshop presented by Dr Frank Wills, facilitated by University of South Wales - Glyntaff - July 2013

Theory and Practice of Cognitive Node-Link mapping - Turning Point

CBT for substance dependence - Clinical Psychology Associates

Bereavement counselling - various - CRUSE Swansea and Carmarthen

Transactional Analysis
(TA101) - Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership - Dr Juan Delport

Creative Arts in Counselling - Swansea University

Working with Families - Newport University

Diversity - Lessons from Transgender Clients - Swansea University

Working therapeutically in the field of HIV - Christie O'Connor

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

Initial assessment session of up to 90 mins for £50 - private clients only (EAP and Medico-legal referrals negotiable)

Subsequent costs depend on the type of counselling used :-

  • CBT therapy sessions of 50-60 minutes.
  • CRM and EMDR therapy sessions of up to 90 minutes.
  • evening/weekend appointments


I currently have availability for :-

'Face to Face' ... and ..... VIRTUAL on-line ZOOM sessions

Further information

Evening and Weekend sessions are negotiable.

GP, Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and Company referrals are welcomed.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Counselling rooms are on 1st floor, accessed via stairs

Additional languages

English only


Phil Atkins

Phil Atkins