Edward Rennie PGDip, BABCP (Reg)

Edward Rennie PGDip, BABCP (Reg)

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40 Caversham Road


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About me

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 in London, and have also worked as a Crisis Counsellor for a Crisis Center abroad. I’ve met and worked with people from all walks of life, and have learnt 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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  • Therapy Room
  • Office External


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.

Further information


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

Reading, RG1 7BT

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


I currently have availability for Saturday morning appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults