Jose Perez de la Cruz
My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative and flexible. My primary orientation is solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). This means I work in a structured way to address immediate and specific goals. Additionally, I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy. I am also conversant with mindfulness-based approaches to healing. I utilise elements and interventions from these therapies based on the individual needs of my clients.
My services include individual psychotherapy for adults, couples and groups. I offer Hypnotherapy (suggestion therapy and hypnoanalysis) for a range of issues, including anxiety, phobias and addictions (smoking, alcohol etc). In addition, I have significant experience working with serious mood disorders as personality disorders.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Psychotherapist with more than 10 years of experience providing individual therapy. During this time I have worked both in the UK and Australia, within the NHS and private sector.
Over the course of my career I have worked in a range of therapeutic settings, including hospitals, group therapy and the charitable sector. More recently, I have been involved in the training of other therapists as well.
During my spare time I am a keen runner, running on the trails in and around the lakes near where I live, as well as up the occasional mountain.
- Bachelor of Public Health in Health Promotion, University of Wollongong, Australia
- Master of Public Health, University of Wollongong, Australia
- Diploma of Counselling, Australia
- Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Level 4 Diploma in Drug Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling
- Level 4 Diploma in Professional Hypnotherapy
- Level 3 Diploma in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Diploma in Hypnoanalysis
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma
- Hypnotherapy Masters Diploma
- Diploma in Gastric Band Hypnotherapy
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Techniques for Stress Management in Business
- Master Hypnotherapist Diploma in Age Regression
- Certificate of Specialisation in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Certified Hypnotherapist by the National Guild of Hypnotists
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
Sessions are 50 minutes in length. My standard fee is £50 per session, but I do offer sliding scale for those unable to pay full fee. We would discuss this at our first meeting.
All sessions must be paid for in advance. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will incur the full session fee.
I am a registered provider with Aetna Global Benefits and VitalityHealth. For all other insurances, I am an out-of-network provider. I will provide a bill for you to submit to insurance and your insurance company can clarify the reimbursement amount and the information needed for claims.