Kevin Burrows

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Dr. PhD, BACP Accred Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Supervisor
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Leigh On Sea SS9 & Southend on Sea SS2
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About me

PSA Registered Therapist and Supervisor for Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Expressive Arts and Creative Arts Therapies.

Online sessions. BACP Accredited, National Hypnotherapy Society approved Practitioner and Supervisor, EGS  Advanced Graduate Certificated  in Expressive Arts Therapy and Coaching

Now in my 18th Year of Private Practice I have established the good will and recommendation of the many clients that I have worked with. During this time I have developed my practice to work with a variety of my client's 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 British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) Accredited member which affirms that my practice meets the BACP standard of a competent, safe and 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 professional credentials include BACP accredited Registered Counsellor and Supervisor and a PTUK Certified  Clinical Supervisor, Jungian Sandplay Practitioner, Expressive Arts Therapist,  Life coach, Hypnotherapist and EMDR practitioner.

As well as working privately with thousands of individual clients I have worked for many years for the NHS and have taken NHS, GP, BUPA, EAP insurance and health care 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 the Refugee Council and many other training establishments. I have even taken referrals from The Jeremy Kyle and Trisha Goddard shows'. My teaching includes  the CBT module at South Essex University, Eco-Therapy and Expressive Arts as Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University. and Special Educational Needs at Seevic College

Qualifications, Memberships and Registration:

  • 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 Hypnotherapy 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
  • Mermber of the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland
  • Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (NHS)

Therapy Models:

* CBT * Transactional Analysis * Couple Counselling * EMDR Level 4 Practitioner * Hypnotherapy* 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).
  • Using Hypnotherapy as a stand alone or integrative practice.
  • 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)

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, Hypnotherapy, 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 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

Cert Hypnotherapy (NHS)

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

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 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

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

BPS approved University 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

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

Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society

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

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My counselling practice is at:
26b, Seaforth Road


£50.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £60 for individuals, £70 for couples and I can offer a student rate £30. Counselling sessions are for the therapeutic hour of 50 mins. My Supervision rate is £70

Further information


Experiential CPD in Expressive Arts Therapy. Avaliable for groups and individuals.

I am a European Graduate School (CAGS) accredited Expressive Arts Therapy trainer This training  is open to practicing and in-training Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Therapeutic Practitioners.

Expressive Arts Therapy (EXA): Unlike The U.K. model of Art Therapy where the arts therapies are seperatist and practiced seperately as (Art, Music, Drama, Dance,) as HCPC separately protected titles. Expressive Arts Therapy looks at how the Arts can be therapeutically used in an Inter-Modal or Multi-Modal way, by moving expressively and experientially between the arts disciplines without imediate anlysis or interpretation. This process can help us to acces deeply felt, direct experience whilst moving therapeutically between the Art Modes of Movement, Sound, Visual, Tactile and Written or Aural Arts.

For further details contact me: 07969924062 or

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

Leigh On Sea, Essex, SS9

Victoria Counselling, 135 Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 6EL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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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.

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Kevin Burrows
Kevin Burrows