Billy-Anne Hambleton RMN, MSc EMDR, PG Dip CBT, EMDR Parts 1-3 Adults & Children
I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and during assessment work with my client to decide how we might address what is getting in the way of contented living.
I strive to provide only what would be good enough for my own children or loved ones, were they to be on the receiving end! I am an evidence-based practitioner who attends regular courses and receives excellent clinical supervision from Accredited and Consultant practitioners in order to continue to offer first class therapy to adults, children and young people.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing or both?
These are interventions recommended by the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE), and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
To enable you to make an informed decision, you could follow the links on my workplace website to find out more.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a collaborative intervention which requires you to work between sessions to collect evidence of what happens when you think or behave in a particular way. You might be asked to record in diary form what has happened with regard to the issue we are working to address.
Often described as a talking therapy, CBT is more accurately a talking and doing (behavioural) therapy. Together the therapist and the client design behavioural experiments which you would put into practice between sessions, and changes can be measured so it can be readily seen how therapy is working.
Sometimes a person may ask for help when he or she has experienced events they do not want to talk out loud about. Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) does not require you to go into detail; it is possible to process disturbing memories without having to discuss distressing aspects of the past. EMDR is effective in addressing emotional stuck points as well as major traumas and may produce results more rapidly than other forms of therapy.
Feel free to get in touch with me to discuss whether EMDR or CBT may be of help.
Should you invite me to work with you, I would encourage you to ask questions to make sure you are as happy with the intervention as possible. I hope that every client leaves each session glad that they came.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA(Hons) Psychology - University of Manchester
RMN/ENB 603 - The Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospitals
PG Dip CBT - University of Liverpool
BABCP Accredited Therapist
Part 1-3 EMDR - University of Birmingham
Part 1-3 Child & Adolescent EMDR - London
EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
MSc in EMDR Therapy - University of Worcester
I have worked in the field of psychological health since 1982, successfully providing therapy to children, young people, adults and families. I have extensive experience of addressing mental health difficulties at every level of complexity in inpatient and outpatient NHS settings, and in the independent sector. I work with case managers and related professionals; I teach and supervise others in my speciality.
My current work is predominantly with those who experience severe anxiety and worry in the form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, panic, phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety and post-traumatic stress. This may be a consequence of developmental trauma, cumulative life experiences or a single incident.
I see those with disordered eating, low self-esteem and body dysmorphic disorder. I address medically unexplained symptoms and persistent pain.
I am skilled in working with parents alone or with their children, using Systemic CBT.
Do ask for evidence of my experience with whatever issue you would like help with.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Being in care
£65 for 50 minutes.
It is my pleasure to work hard with my client to better understand what is resulting in distress or difficulty, to then perhaps expand their choices by sharing what evidence suggests might help, to enable him or her to recover from life experiences or manage what is in their life to their satisfaction. My aim is to do this in as few sessions as is possible, again, treating others as I would wish to be treated myself.
No problem is too small or too big to address.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My regular hours are between 12-5.30 on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. I work other hours in the week when I am able to, so do say what you are hoping for!
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|