Anna Minihane CBT Therapist (BABCP accr) EMDR Therapist, Psychotherapist
I am an accredited CBT, EMDR Therapist & Integrative Psychotherapist experienced in working with people with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, generalized anxiety, trauma, phobias along with a range of other life issues, such as bereavement and loss, relationship breakdown, health and work related issues. After initial contact by phone or email, we can arrange to meet for an initial appointment/assessment to discuss your concerns. I am trained in a range of models so we can work out together the best way forward.
I have over 20 years experience working in the private sector, NHS and Voluntary sector. I have a private and confidential room based in central Canterbury.
I am a registered provider with the following health Insurance companies
•Aviva Health•AXA PPP Healthcare
•BUPA•Simply Health- WPA
CBT, Cognitive behavioural therapy CBT is effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. It focuses on how your thoughts (cognition's) influence your feelings and behaviour. It recognises and addresses negative thoughts that maintain the problems you encounter. The aim of CBT is for you to have healthier thoughts feelings and behaviours, working mainly on present issues, but acknowledging they may be related to past experiences also. This therapy usually requires working with 8-20 sessions depending on the issues.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends cognitive behavioural therapy for Binge Eating Disorder (BED), bulimia, depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing. EMDR Is recommended by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) for the treatment of trauma and is gathering more evidence for the use in a variety of other anxiety disorders. This usually involves working within 12- 24 sessions.
Integrative Psychotherapy combines therapies to suit your preferences and the issues you encounter. The aim of integrative therapy is to help you advance your self-understanding, focusing on you, and you obtaining insight into the difficulties you confront. It considers your ideas, feelings and relevant moments in your life and how past issues may be affecting your present situation. Psychotherapy aims to help you change or discover suitable ways of managing. This therapy usually involves more exploratory and open ended sessions or longer term therapy and may integrate CBT & EMDR.
Training, qualifications & experience
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) since October 2011
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Salomons Tunbridge Wells Canterbury Christ Church University (UK). Since June 2011
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute London & Middlesex University (UK)
EMDR Accredited all parts of training 1-3 completed, received full practitioner Accreditation with EMDR Europe
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Physical health problems, cancer, chronic pain,
Fees vary depending on Therapy and location
Code of Ethics
I abide by the Standards of Conduct Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Code of Ethics of the Metanoia Institute London
Luke, K and Minihane, A (2008) Building Resistance – Final Project Report, Developing Improved Psychosocial Care for Patients Diagnosed with Cancer.
Luke, K and Minihane, A (2008)Emotional and Psychological Effects of Cancer (User and peer reviewed.) One award in 2009 BMA Patient Medical Book Competition
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Thursdays & Fridays daytime and evening
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have been supervising therapists from a variety of backgrounds and models including counselling, psychotherapy and CBT since 2003 in the NHS private and voluntary sectors.