Anna Minihane MSc PGDip BA (Hons) CBT Therapist, EMDR Therapist, Psychotherapist
I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist, an EMDR Therapist & Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor working online & via phone consultation. I am experienced in working with people with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, generalised 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 am a registered provider with the following health Insurance companies:
Aviva Health, AXA PPP Healthcare, BUPA, Simply Health, WPA, Nuffield Health
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 for the treatment of trauma and a variety of other anxiety disorders. This usually involves working within 8- 24 sessions. Is also helpful for working with past and present difficult or upsetting issues or memories, where you may feel stuck or blocked. This therapy helps you process these experiences and live more in the present.
Integrative Counselling & 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 2012
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Salomons Tunbridge Wells Canterbury Christ Church University (UK).
- Recently completed Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) which is an enhanced CBT approach
- MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute London & Middlesex University (UK)
- EMDR Accredited all parts of training 1-3 completed, received full practitioner Accreditation with The EMDR Association of Europe & Ireland
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
EMDR Association UK
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Physical health problems, cancer, chronic pain
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
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