Keith Swindell - CBT Therapist
*****I offer a free initial telephone consultation: Available 9am to 9pm Mon-Sat******
Hi, I'm Keith, a BACP registered cognitive behavioural therapist and counsellor. I work on the Fylde coast near Blackpool and have significant experience working in NHS mental health and specialist service teams, but now work solely in private practice for large organisations, the emergency services and for private clients.
I tailor my approach to each client and primarily use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) over 6-10 sessions, to help with issues such as panic attacks, anxiety and depression. I actively work with clients to help them identify their issues and their goals for therapy and work at your pace to achieve them. My approach tends to be a little more challenging than some of my colleagues and I find that this works well for clients who are 'stuck' or who have been living with conditions for many years.
Counselling shouldn't be about constantly asking you, "How did that make you feel?", it's about working towards a solution for your issue in short term, focused therapy. If you are taking the time and effort to read this, then presumably you are looking for a solution to a problem and you'd like those answers as soon as possible, not in 12 or 36 months time? In a nutshell, that's the difference between CBT and counselling.
I particularly like to work with anxiety disorders, such as Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety, and specialise in working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I have a good record of success in tackling what can be very challenging and life limiting conditions for clients.
I am currently working with emergency services staff involved in the Manchester terrorist attack, tackling the issue of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I have extensive experience working with trauma across the armed and uniformed services.
I appreciate that most of us work during the day and lead busy lives. I am happy to offer evening and weekend appointments to fit around your work and family requirements.
I have a therapy room local to me and cover the following postcode areas: FY1-8.
If at all sounds a little scary, then why not give me a ring for a quick chat? It costs nothing and might just get you started on the road to the future you want.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling for Depression
Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£40 per hour for individual face to face therapy.
£50 per hour for couples therapy
I now offer supervision for therapists following training in clinical supervision. I have a small number of supervisees from a number of different therapeutic disciplines with whom I work on an integrated basis.
My training was initially in person-centered counselling, however my practice is based on an integrative approach.
Why not try a supervisor with a different modality and different life experiences from your own? I have done so throughout my therapeutic career and find it useful in broadening my perspective and in learning from different experiences and therapeutic approaches.
Fees for supervision are £50 for 1.5 hours
I appreciate that counselling students often have to engage in personal therapy as a requirement of their course and the costs of this, in addition to course fees, can create financial difficulties. For students in training, I offer reduced rates for personal therapy and supevision. Please contact me for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings and Weekend appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Having amassed a large number of hours in clinical practice and having supervised a number of clinical staff in my NHS role, I felt some formal training was in order to help develop my practice and I now hold a Certificate in Clinical Supervision.