Anna Minihane CBT Therapist (BABCP accr) EMDR Therapist, Psychotherapist

Anna Minihane CBT Therapist (BABCP accr) EMDR Therapist, Psychotherapist

89a Long Lane
London Bridge

07545 197910

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About me

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

My Therapies

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

EMDR UK & Ireland

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Physical health problems, cancer, chronic pain,


Fees vary depending on Therapy and location

Further information

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

London, SE1 4PA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Thursdays & Fridays daytime and evening

Types of client

Older adults
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.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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