Craig Billington MBACP Accred EMDR Therapist
Welcome to my profile.
I am an experienced integrative therapist who specialises in the field of unresolved loss, grief and trauma within an NHS Environment as well as in private practice. I specialise within EMDR to treat single and complex post-traumatic stress including PTSD amongst the many other challenges we experience in life.
In my practice, I provide a compassionate, empathetic client-led approach combined with evidence based interventions such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to support my clients through life’s challenges.
The de-stigmatising mental health is a passion of mine and I believe that mental health is as important and physical health. As human beings we all go through times that challenge our own natural resources, this might be as a result of trauma, loss, relationship breakdowns, change or trying to ‘keep up’ with the every day challenges which life brings. Particularly now more than ever, I am working with people who require support as a result of daily stresses which for many Covid-19 has compounded.
I work from a client-led approach which ensures that the client is at the centre of the therapeutic work and I have included a list below if some of the challenges that I am able to support you with.
Please don't hesitate to get in contact if you wish to arrange a free introductory session to meet with me (virtually) and have the opportunity to see whether you feel I am someone you can relate to, as well as giving me an opportunity to understand the difficulties in which you would like help with. We can then create a plan of support together.
Training, qualifications & experience
1st Class BA honours degree in Integrative Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Accredited with British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Roger Solomon presenting Utilisation of EMDR Therapy with Grief and Mourning
- EMDR intervention for adults with childhood insecure attachment and attachment trauma by Arun Mansukhani
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Session lengths vary between 60-90 minutes flexible depending on the focus of therapeutic work.
Cost per session £40-£60
I am currently working with clients from around the UK as well as abroad via zoom.