Kevin Tobin C Psychol, MBACP, UKRCP Clinical Supervisor
14 Merchants Crescent
07815094571 / 07815094571
As a practitioner I believe strongly in working collaboratively with my clients, both individuals and couples, and so at the assessment stage in the first appointment we will plan together how we will work. This can be either short term work or longer where appropriate and agreed with the client.
I have worked in counselling since 1989 and I spent 22 years from 1989 to 2011 working as a Counsellor and Counselling Psychologist in the Police service. I gained a unique insight in that time into the pressures of working in the emergency services and was privileged to work with some wonderful people. It also gave me a unique insight into the role of a counsellor in an organisation.
I was also involved at RELATE as a voluntary counsellor from 1990 to 1998 and gained much of my early training and experience working at Chesterfield RELATE. I found this training to be excellent and the my time seeing couples there was a tremendous experience. I still retain great enthusiasm for working with couples.
Since 2011 I have worked as a private practitioner seeing Clients who self refer as well as seeing referrals from employee assistance programmes (EAPs), from solicitors and insurers, and I am on the list to receive referrals from health insurers such as BUPA, Pru Health, and Aviva.
I integrate the person centred approach with technique based approaches such as Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I also use hypnotherapy where appropriate and have a special interest in dysfunctional breathing and overbreathing. I therefore combine working in strong therapeutic relationships with the above technical skill areas to try to assist Clients to achieve real changes.
So if you have experienced a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, you are in need of couples counselling or you are experiencing relationship issues, you are having problems at work with relationships, performance problems at work / work stress, bullying,or if you have experienced post traumatic stress or trauma such as abuse or childhood sexual abuse, an industrial accident, been involved in another type of accident, if you are experiencing generalised or specific anxiety or depression, anger management issues problems we can work together collaboratively to work through the situation to improve your psychological well-being.
I also undertake clinical supervision with other counsellors. Again with respect to supervision I take an integrative approach but my style relies heavily on my person centred roots as my qualification in supervision was gained at Temenos in Sheffield. My training was a process that involved working with a group of supportive and challenging people and I see supervision as this kind of process.
We can talk about cases and also about you, the counselllor, in the process too.
I can also undertake to deliver bespoke training around the issues of stress, stress management, trauma in workplace environments for employers or staff associations.
Finally I undertake one to one coaching using the cognitive behavioural coaching model.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and am registered with Health Professions Council, I am also an accredited counsellor (MBACP Accred), and UKCP registered I have qualifications in the person centred approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation (EMDR), hypnotherapy and clinical supervision. I am an integrative practitioner.
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2009 (Manchester Centre for CBT and Open College)
Hypnotherapy Certification 2008 MacKay Solutions Training
Qualification in Counselling Psychology 2007 British Psychological Society (BPS) Independent Route
Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision 2007 Temenos Training
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Nottingham Trent University
Accreditation with British Association for Counselling and
Psychotherapy (BACP) 2004
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy 2002
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology Open University 2000
Cert Couple Counselling 1997 RELATE training
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Part 1 1995 and Part 2 1996
Institute of Personnel Management parts one and two
Sheffield Polytechnic 1988
Diploma in Careers Counselling Bristol Polytechnic 1982
BA Hons Social Policy London University 1981
I have 22 years experience of workplace counselling within the Police Service and have been the manager of a busy counselling service providing counselling for all issues, Trauma and PTSD, Depression and Anxiety, Couples work, work related stress, grievance and discilpinary issues, personal ill health and family issues, and I am also qualified in Critical Incident Management, and Debriefing.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
My charges for counselling will vary so please ring and discuss.
Supervision - I usually charge £75.00 for an hour and a half session and £50.00 for therapy appointments
My office in Sheffield city centre (S2 5SY) and I have free parking for one vehicle
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work part time in private practice on Wednesdays Thursdays both day and evening and Friday afternoons. The rest of my work is centred within a public sector body.
Types of client