Phil Atkins - Registered Member MBACP (Accred) - 026618

Phil Atkins - Registered Member MBACP (Accred) - 026618

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About me

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
  • EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist - Registered Member

    MBACP (Accred) - 026618
  • EMDR ... CBT ..... CRM practitioner

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) trained in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), 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: 001582439311 - Issued: 28 July 2017

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



  • EMDR Treatment of Chronic Headache and Fibromyalgia - training with Dr Zeynep Zat - facilitated by EMDR Wales Regional Group - June 2019
  • 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.

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

EMDR UK & Ireland

Accredited register membership


Initial assessment session of up to 90 mins for £40 - 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

Further information

Evening and Weekend sessions are negotiable.

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

Maps & Directions

Swansea, SA1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: English only


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Flexible regarding availability

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme