Dr.Kevin Burrows PhD, M.A. BACP Accred Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Supervisor

Dr.Kevin Burrows PhD, M.A. BACP Accred Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Supervisor

Leigh On Sea

26b Seaforth Road
Westcliff On Sea

07969 924062

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Leigh On Sea

26b Seaforth Road
Westcliff On Sea

07969 924062

About me

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Education and Social Science Research
  • Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP Accred.
  • Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Accredited Registered Counsellor and Supervisor.
  • International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) Registered Expressive Arts Consultant Educator (REACE).
  • European Graduate School Expreassive Arts Therapy Graduate (CAGS)
  • Association of Sandplay Therapy (AST) Jungian Sandplay Practitioner.

Therapy Models:

* CBT * Transactional Analysis * Couple Counselling * EMDR Level 4 Practitioner * Face to Face Therapies* Person Centred & Expressive Arts Therapies* CPCAB Level 6 Face to Face Supervisor * PTUK Certified & PSA Accredited Clinical Supervisor * NCS Approved Trainer * Eco-Therapist and Forest School Practitioner * Expressive Arts Therapist EGS (CAGS) and Consultant Educator (IEATA) * Member of the Association for Sandplay Therapy (MAST) and Sandplay practitioner.

As an experienced British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) accredited and PSA registered counsellor I work with and I am able to offer therapy to meet a large range of client needs including: (scroll down for full list)

  • General Anxiety and depression
  • Trauma PTSD
  • Life, or work related stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • Couple relationship, diversity, family and sexuality difficulties.
  • more complex issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar, Personality Disorders,
  • OCD, behavioural issues, self harm and phobias,
  • Working with those who have special needs and their carers (including Autism).
  • I also offer Supervision for both qualified and student counsellors, psychotherapists, creative therapists and play therapists CPCAB & PTUK certified Clinical Supervisor , follow this link. (view supervision profile)

I am a BACP Accredited member which affirms that my practice meets the BACP standard of a competent, ethical, independant practitioner. Since establishment in 2004 the reputation of my practice has steadily grown. I offer personal therapy for individuals and couples and supervision for practicing and student Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Play and Creative Therapists.

My theoretical model is an integrative / eclectic approach within a humanistic framework of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) incorporating aspects of Inner Child, Re-decision Therapy, Expressive / Arts Therapies, EMDR, Person Centred Art Therapy (PCAT) and Eco-Therapy. I can offer counselling in the talking and visual / tactile therapies whichever are appropriate in meeting my Clients therapeutic needs.Expressive Arts Therapy I am trained through the European Graduate School, EGS, Saas Fee, Switzerland, CAS and CAGS program and am an International expressive Arts Therapy Assosciation IEATA Registered Expressive Arts Consultant Educator REACE

Training, qualifications & experience

My Experience.
I am now in my 15th Year of Private Practice during which I have established the good will and recommendation of the many clients that I have worked with. During this time I have developed my qualifications and experience to work with a variety of issues in many therapeutic ways. I can work with trauma, general anxiety, depression, couple work and with many more issues (as listed elsewhere in this document). I Provide a safe, secure, confidential, ethical and understanding environment for my clients.
I am an experienced and BACP accredited Registered Counsellor and Supervisor and a PTUK Certified / PSA Accredited Clinical Supervisor.
As well as my working privately with the general public I have worked for over 4 years for the NHS at the Taylor Centre and have taken NHS, GP, BUPA, EAP insurance and The Priory referrals.
My work with Emergency services include: The London Met, BTP, Essex Police, Military services, The British Medical Association and the NHS. My work with Local Authorities include, Southend, Thurrock, Essex & Croydon local Authorities, I have worked for and with clients from Essex, Anglia Ruskin, South East Essex, UEL, Universities and many other training establishments, I have also worked with the Refugee Council. I have even taken referrals from The Jeremy Kyle and Trisha Goddard shows'. I have taught the CBT module at South Essex University, Eco-Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University. and Special Educational Needs at Seevic College

My Main Therapy Qualifications are:

PhD Doctorate."Expressive Arts in Ecotherapeutic Contexts: a social intervention for Autism" (Faculty of Health Education and Social Science Anglia Ruskin University)

M.A. (Master of Arts) in Educational Art Therapy (Middlesex University)

Advanced Diploma in Counselling (incorporating an integrative practice of Transactional Analysis T.A. and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT) supervision and couples work. (aqa)

Cert Couples Counselling AQA

EMDR Practitioners diploma part 1, 2, 3 and 4.

CPCAB level 6 Supervisors Diploma working with Inskip and Proktor, and Hawkins and Shoet models of supervision

Certified Clinical Supervisor in Play and Creative Arts Therapies, Leeds Becket University PTUK Cert training enabling supervision with face to face and Jungian sandplay tray and creative arts skills.

Advanced Certificate in Expressive Arts (Supervision and Coaching), European Graduate School (EGS) Saas Fee, Switzerland accredited by the University of Malta.

Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) Expressive Arts Therapy Trainer European Graduate School (EGS) Saas Fee, Switzerland accredited by the University of Malta.

British and Irish Sandplay Society (BISS)  Jungian Sandplay Theraputic training

Certificate of 150 Hours of theoretical teaching applied to sandplay practice

Other training

Appalachian State University HPC 6365 Expressive Arts Institute Summer School. Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy 'Response/ability: Tending Our Inheritance' REAT/REACE 2016 http://expressivearts.appstate.edu/

Certificate in
Expressive Arts Therapies NIKUT Norsk institutt for kunstuttrykk og kommunikasjon and EGS The European Graduate School  Spring Symposium:Teneriffe 2014 Teneriffe 2015 and Ireland 2016
with Paulo Knill, Margo Fuchs, Sally Atkins, Melinda Meyer, Markus Alexander, and others

Tamalpa Cert in Movement based expressive Art Therapy. Tamalpa UK: Movement Based Expressive Arts and Tamalpafrance.org with Daria Halprin

PTUK Cert sandplay skills parts 1 & 2 Certificate in Sandplay Therapy Skills - - Play Therapy UK ...

Foundation Cert
Arts Therapies Foundation Arts Therapies | University of Hertfordshire

Cert Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills OCN

Cert Ecopsychology University of Strathclyde  http://www.che.ac.uk/courses

Cert Expressive Arts Therapy with Natalie Rogers and Tess Sturrock at Temenos | Temenos Education Ltd, Sheffield UK

Cert Expressive Arts Therapy with Natalie Rogers, Maria Gonzalez-Blue at International Expressive Arts Therapy Association-IEATA IEATA, Berkeley, USA

Cert Expressive Arts Therapy with Sean Mcniff at International Expressive Arts Therapy Association-IEATA IEATA, Lesley University, Cambs, Mass, USA

Cert in Autism Birmingham University Autism Spectrum (Webautism) University Certificate ...

Cert Authentic Movement therapy (AM) Professor Helen Payne - Home | University of Hertfordshire

Cert of Groupwork Skills
University of East Anglia University of East Anglia

Foundation Certificate in Music therapy University of Roehampton 

Membership Accreditation / Registration to the following Professional bodies

Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP (Accred) UKRCP BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

PSA Accredited Register AR
BACP Registered http://www.professionalstandards.org.uk/accredited-registers/about-accredited-registers

Certified Supervisor Member for Creative Arts and Play therapy United Kingdom (PTUK) / Play Therapy international (PTI) Play Therapy UK - An information resource for play and ...

EMDR UK and Ireland Registered Member EMDR Association UK and Ireland | HOME page

National Counselling Society (NCS) Approved Trainer

Associate Member of the British Association of Art
Therapists, BAAT BAAT | Home

Member of the Person Centred Art Therapy Association (PCATA) Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills

Registered Member of the International Expressive Arts Association (IEATA) Registered Expressive Arts Consultant Educator (REACE)

"The REACE designation includes expressive arts consultants and educators who use the expressive arts in a broad range of approaches in education, organizational development, health fields and more." IEATA

Member of the Association of Sandplay Therapy MAST (Using a Jungian Sandplay approach to therapy)

Member of CAPO (Counselling and Psychotherapy Outdoors) Counselling and Psychotherapy Outdoors - Ecotherapy

Drama Therapy: Practice in Drama Therapy Techniques.

Non Counselling Qualifications

B.A. (Hons) 1st Class 'Fine Art' Painting Winchester School of Art

PGCE Art and Design Middlesex Polytechnic University

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My counselling practice is at:
26b, Seaforth Road


I charge £50 for individuals, £60 for couples and I can offer a student rate. Counselling sessions are for the therapeutic hour of 50 mins.

Further information

What is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing?

I have a level four EMDR Practitioners qualification which is the final and completion training level. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a psychological treatment to help people deal with distressing events and trauma. EMDR works in a way that seems to accelerate the processes for resolving certain issues so that in many instances people are seen to have resolved certain issues in a much shorter time than through talking therapy/counselling alone.

EMDR is an approach that is effective for the treatment of traumatic memories.
EMDR aims to change how people feel about their traumatic memories. It helps people to develop more positive emotions, behaviour and thoughts and to feel that the memory is no long disturbing. EMDR appears to directly stimulate the brain's ability to digest past traumatic events and works effectively and quickly to heal the wounds that are left on the emotional brain. It has been widely validated by research and is recognised by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) as the treatment of choice for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

EMDR is also remarkably effective in the treatment of people who have suffered trauma such as ongoing childhood abuse, although this may require more extensive therapeutic time. EMDR has also been shown to be effective in treating more chronic problems such as anxiety, stress, phobias, addictions and lack of self confidence.

For further information and an explanation of theory and history visit www.emdrassociation.org.uk


ongoing monthly experiential CPD in Expressive Arts Therapy

  • This Course is open to practicing and in-training Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Therapeutic Practitioners. The monthly courses aim to expand understanding of the fundamental theory and practice of Expressive Arts Therapy through ‘Multi-Modal’ experiential workshop practice and development. £30 for 3 hours.
  • Now taking bookings for:

Ongoing Thursday evenings (7pm to 10pm)

  • For further details copy and paste this link to your browser:


Maps & Directions

Leigh On Sea, SS9
Westcliff On Sea, SS0 7SN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Over the years I have achieved academic supervision training to level 6 and gained extensive supervision experience working with Private, NHS and Agency Supervision Practice.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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