Edward Rennie PGDip, BABCP (Reg)
40 Caversham Road
I am a qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and have been working in the field of psychology with the NHS for the last 9 years . Before I joined the NHS, I worked in the charity sector supporting some of the most vulnerable people living on the streets of London, and before this volunteered as a Lifeline Counsellor for a Crisis Centre in South Africa while studying psychology. I’ve met and worked with people from all walks of life, and have learnt from their experiences and my own, that we all struggle at times, and that asking for help can be one of the most important decisions we make to get us through.
I’m very aware that another big decision to make is what type of therapy to have, and which therapist to see. I’ve given a summary below about my qualifications and experience. If you have any questions do feel free to get in touch to tell me more about what you're looking for from therapy. If you’re happy with what we discuss then we can think about booking in a session, if not or you’re unsure, there is no obligation to go ahead.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s Degree majoring in English Literature and Psychology from the University of South Africa
- Honours Degree majoring in Psychology from the University of South Africa
- Post Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Psychological Interventions from the University of Reading
- Post Graduate Certificate in Psychological Research Methods from The Open University
- Post Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Interventions from the University of Reading
- I am a trained Lifeline Counsellor
- I have full accreditation with the BABCP (which is the lead organisation for CBT in the UK) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
I have experience working as a Lifeline Counsellor in South Africa, using Person Centered Counselling with people in crisis. Over the last 9 years I have specialised in using evidence-based CBT for depression, and anxiety disorders including Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and other Phobias, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (which is excessive worry that seems uncontrollable), and Health Anxiety. I also have specialised in using evidence-based CBT for OCD, PTSD and Insomnia, and stress management. You’ll notice I’ve used the term ‘evidence-based CBT’ a few times in my profile, and that’s because I firmly believe in using therapy interventions that have been researched and proven to work.
I have significant experience in working with adults with depression and anxiety disorders and Long-Term Health Conditions including Diabetes, COPD, Cardiac Conditions, and Chronic Pain. When I’m not delivering therapy, I currently spend a lot of my time working with GP surgeries at helping them understand the emotional needs of their patients living with health conditions and making sure that they are offered the most effective psychological therapies available to them.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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The telephone consultation to briefly discuss what you're looking for from therapy is of no charge.
If you decide you would like to go ahead then fees are £75 a session.
I am able to offer a limited number of low cost sessions, please do contact me if you would like to discuss this further.
When you call you may get through to my voicemail, if you do, please leave a message and I will make sure to get back to you by the end of the day.
I am registered with Axxa, Vitality Health and Aviva insurance companies. If you have private medical insurance please do contact your provider and make a request for therapy under your insurance policy.
Wroe, A, L., Rennie, E.W., Gibbons, S., Hassy, H. and Chapman, J. (2014) IAPT and Long Term Medical Conditions: What Can We Offer? Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 43, 412–425
Wroe, A, L., Rennie, E.W., Gibbons, S., Chapman, J. and Hassy, A. (2018) Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focusing on Depression and Anxiety Effective for People with Long-Term Physical Health Conditions? A Controlled Trial in the Context of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 46(2):129-147
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability for Saturday morning appointments
Types of client