Emily Astbury (BABCP Accredited)
Psychotherapy is a great way to reduce the symptoms of many different issues, such as anxiety and depression. These can be debilitating for a person and this can effect their home-life, work-life, social-life, which in turn can make you feel worse. Altering the way that you think or react to certain events, can in turn alter the emotions that are a result of this.
You might not even know what is causing you to feel the way you do, and need some help and guidance with this. I can offer you a safe place to be able to talk confidentially with someone who understands what you are going through.
I offer face to face therapy, but I also offer online therapy if this is a preferred method.
** Whilst there is concern over the Covid 19 Virus, I am no longer completing face to face sessions. However, I am able to complete remote sessions via Zoom. This sessions will be at a discounted rate of £30 instead of £45 **
Zoom is a platform that is used for Video Conferencing, and so an email address will need to be provided to be able to create a meeting date. I am also able to offer sessions via Skype if this is preferred over Zoom. Please get in touch if you would like further information about the Zoom or Skype option.
Training, qualifications & experience
Within my Therapeutic practice, I can offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. The practice is within the Blackpool Town Centre.
I have worked as a therapist within Children's homes and have also had experience within Locked Rehabilitation Hospitals and Low Secure Hospitals.
I have a postgraduate diploma in CBT and Groupwork, and as part of my training I have completed training in DBT skills. I have such passion when it comes to helping people to get through the difficulties that can arise from mental health issues.
I also have an enhanced DBS for working with Children and Adults.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are 55 minutes each unless working with Trauma, which would be 90 minutes
55 Minutes - £45 per session for Face to Face sessions.
55 minutes - £30 for online 'Zoom' sessions.