Christopher Spanton - Accredited EMDR & CBT Psychotherapist (BABCP)

Christopher Spanton - Accredited EMDR & CBT Psychotherapist (BABCP)

23 Austin Friars

The Stables
Marguerite Drive

07742 569890

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About me

I provide evidenced based cognitive behavioural psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy sessions aimed at clients who wish to achieve their goals with a view of considering the development and origins of a their problem. Together we will evaluate the origins of the problem in order to understand how to change it’s impact on daily life.

I offer cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based inline with NICE guidance and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) which Ihas been shown to be effective for depression and anxiety disorders. I am an experienced EMDR therapist specialising in working with individuals from warzones, terrorist attacks, sexual assaults and other traumatic experiences.

I also offer remote EMDR sessions via video conferencing.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist was completed at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London. My training is accredited by the BABCP and I am fully accredited accredited by the organisation as a qualified CBT therapist. I also am a member of the EMDR association for UK and Ireland and I am a fully qualified experienced EMDR therapist.

I specialise in helping individuals who have experienced traumas either in adult life or childhood.  Unprocessed trauma can have an impact on how an individual engages with others, the world and how they see themselves. Psychological trauma can be helped through Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and has shown to be effective with individuals who have OCD, recurrent depression, post traumatic stress disorder,  body dysmorphic disorder, interpersonal difficulties, eating disorders and other anxiety disorders.

I currently work as a Clinical Supervisor & Senior High Psychotherapist in a excellent NHS psychology service in London. My experiences have included working as a trial therapist in a large randomised controlled trial with a view of understanding the best possible treatment for an anxiety disorder and I have had treatment protocols for PTSD published in medical journals.

I have received regular supervision from world leading innovators in CBT and EMDR which has enabled me to provide effective evidenced based treatments for a range of common mental health problems.

It is important for clients to know that I am a CBT psychotherapist and not a psychotherapist who also offers CBT. The NHS and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence give guidance that if clients want to work with a safe, appropriately trained CBT therapist they should pick a therapist from the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). You can check my accreditation status here

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



The first meeting is aimed at understanding whether CBT or EMDR would be useful and also to set appropriate therapy goals related to an adequate amount of therapy sessions. I work out of a centrally located therapy rooms in Leigh-on-sea and Austin Friars, London close to Bank station. The clinical rooms are accessible for individuals with mobility issues.

I charge £55 for sessions this is for both CBT and EMDR sessions.

A standard session is 50 mins and where appropriate sessions go up to 90 mins dependent on the piece of work we are doing. A 90 min session would not incur increased costs.

I work with AXA, Aviva and some of other private medical insurers, fees with insurers will be a set price.

I am also registered with the information commissioner's office in regards to appropriately handling confidential information.

I also offer clinical supervision for CBT Therapies at a cost of £70 per supervision.

Maps & Directions

London, EC2N 2QP
Leigh-on-sea, SS9 1NN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Weekday evenings and saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am an experienced CBT supervisor with training from Kings College in CBT supervision.

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