Keith Swindell - CBT Therapist
Lytham St Annes
*****I offer a free initial telephone consultation: Available 9am to 9pm Mon-Sat******
Hello, I'm Keith, an Anxiety UK approved cognitive behavioural therapist and counsellor. I work on the Fylde coast near Blackpool and in Manchester City Centre where my clinic is just off Deansgate. I have significant experience working in NHS mental health and specialist service teams and also run clinics for private patients.
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.
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 victims of 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 but am happy to travel and cover the following postcode areas: FY1-8.
I hold a clinic in Manchester City Centre on 1 day per week between 8.30am and 6pm.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Family issues
- 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 disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
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£40 - £50 per hour for individual face to face 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 £30 for 1.5 hours
I offer a discounted rate to therapists in training of £25 for 1.5 hours
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.