Kevin Reynolds. Specialist CBT and Trauma Therapist.
Hello, my name is Kevin Reynolds and I'm a fully qualified and BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have extensive experience working with people with a wide range of difficulties, including all forms of Anxiety Disorders including:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Acute and Chronic Depression
and other difficulties listed below.
I understand fully, how challenging therapy can be. It's a big step to contact a stranger and talk about personal difficulties. I have many years experience in this field and make every effort to help you to feel safe, respected, listened to, and understood. My client outcomes are very positive and satisfaction levels are very high. You can be assured of a professional service from a specialist CBT therapist. CBT can help you achieve your goals.
Feel free to call or email me. I offer a free telephone consultation at your convenience, with no obligation
If you're suffering with anxiety, depression, or any of the other difficulties I specialise in (listed below), CBT will give you the insight and skills to deal with this these problems. These are life skills, which help you to become your own therapist and not dependant on therapy. Most CBT is quite brief compared to other therapies and is the only therapy which is evidence based.......
This means that there is a solid evidence base relating to the effectiveness of specialist CBT
This is pure Cognitive Behavioural Therapy delivered by a fully qualified and accredited CBT specialist.
EMDR therapy and Trauma / PTSD
I am also a fully qualified EMDR therapist. EMDR is a specific psychotherapy used in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. This is an effective and evidence based therapy, recommended by NICE guidelines. It is also useful in treating anxiety and depression, and long-standing attachment difficulties. EMDR is also very useful in treating unresolved grief/bereavement issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy, a degree in Social Policy and an MA in Social Work. I am a member of the BABCP the lead organisation for CBT in the UK. I make every effort to keep my practice in line with recent developments in CBT, and have regular supervision to help maintain best practice.
I have 14 years experience as a therapist, in a wide variety of settings including the NHS and the private sector.
Other areas I specialise in are:
Eating disorders. I have 8 years expereince working with a specialist eating disorder team in York.
Personality Disorders. I am a qualified DBT therapist and worked for 2 years with a specialist personality disorder team in York
Addictions. I have many years experience working with specialist addictions teams in Hull and Edinburgh.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
All anxiety disorders
Chronic and acute depression
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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You can access a free confidential telephone consultation which will last around 15 minutes, with no obligation. If you decide that CBT is for you then we can begin therapy. This consultation will be arranged at a time convenient to you
Fees can be paid on a session by session basis, this can be paid in cash or by cheque at the end of the session.
How it works....
Free confidential consultation
You can access this free consultation to discuss your difficulties and I will answer any questions you may have. There is no obligation to enter therapy, this is purely to help you decide whether CBT may be right for you.
First session (assessment)
The first session of therapy will allow us to develop a shared understanding of the problem. This usually focuses on identifying how your thoughts, ideas, feelings, attitudes, and behaviours affect your day-to-day life. Together we can then decide on a treatment plan, with goals to work towards, and the number of sessions likely to be needed.
Each session lasts about 50-60 minutes. Typically, a session of therapy is once weekly to begin with, a course of CBT can be longer or shorter depending on the nature and severity of the condition. Some difficulties can be treated over 4 -6 sessions, other more complex issues may take longer.
Content and structure of therapy
You will be encouraged to take an active part in therapy, and will usually be given homework between sessions. If you have social anxiety, for example, you may be asked to keep a diary of your thoughts and behaviours which occur when you become anxious before, or during a social event. Further homework may be experimenting with alternative ways of coping which you have learned during therapy. The homework aspect of CBT is crucial in enabling us to understand what happens in real life situations and encourages you to experiment in between sessions, in order to get the most out of the therapeutic process and make the changes that are helpful for you.
No information discussed in therapy will be given to any other person or agency without consent from you. This includes information about whether or not you are using the service.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I currently offer CBT supervision to other therapists/ trainee therapists. My supervisees are usually undertaking IAPT based training, using the CTSR.View supervision profile