Sean Miller

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Accredited CBT Therapist and EMDR Therapist
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Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42
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About me

I am a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist( CBT Therapist) I am also  qualified in Eye Movement, Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy ( EMDR).  I am accredited with the BABCP. And with the EMDR Academy  I work in the NHS as a CBT Therapist and I also see private patients.  CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an approach which helps people who are suffering from Depression or Anxiety or from Low Self Esteem, OCD. PTSD, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Eating Disorders  People with emotional problems like depression anxiety or Low Self Esteem have often  had experiences in childhood or adulthood which have affected the way they see themselves others and the world.  Bullying at school, abuse, redundancy, divorce stress at work and bereavement can lead to people thinking in a negative or biased way about themselves, other people or the world, they can become depressed or develop an anxiety disorder and can begin to fear people or places when there is nothing to fear.  Or people may start to doubt themselves, doubt their abilities, doubt their ability to cope, feel isolated, feel unloved,  stop enjoying activities they usually love, feel distant from the people we love  CBT can help you overcome these problems and help you to feel better so that you can get back to enjoying your life.   Problems like OCD, Intrusive thoughts, fear of contamination,  fear  that you might do or have done something bad, Social Anxiety or fear that other people  do not like us, fear that we might say something stupid, fear that we dont fit in. Generalised Anxiety or an intolerance of Uncertainty which causes us to worry excessively and seek reassurance from others or have to check things.  PTSD when we have experienced a trauma  and we have flashbacks of the experience and feel very anxious and on edge constantly., and worry that something bad will happen again  Health Anxiety causes us to worry that we have an illness like cancer or heart disease, we may fear that we will die and we may seek reassurance from our GP or we may google the symptoms.  All these problems can be resolved with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  I can help you to overcome your fears, change the way you think and help you to change the way you operate .  Overcome avoidance, build confidence .start to engage with the world around you rather than living in your head  start to set life goals and work towards them                         

EMDR Therapy is a new therapy  I am trained in it is used for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and distressing memories of abuse in childhood.. or other experiences and memories which cause distress.  Using Bilateral Stimulation I can help you to process and feel better about experiences and memories from the past that may continue to upset and distress us even though they may have occurred many years ago.

I am also trained in Compassion Focussed Therapy which teaches people who may be very self critical and may hate aspects of themselves (usually because they have been in abusive relationships with other people who have repeatedly put them down) to develop compassion for themselves and their past experiences  Compassion focussed therapy helps people to start to find love and compassion for themselves and mute the inner bully or inner critic

People who are depressed can become very low, feel tired, lose motivation and interest in activities which they previously enjoyed.  People can start to think in a very negative way and begin to isolate themselves from friends and family.  People with anxiety may start to worry about how others see them, about their own or others health, have doubts about work they may have carried out.  People may worry they have a dangerous illness, they may fear being trapped or unable to escape in a crowd, they may fear saying something stupid or blushing or stuttering.  People lose confidence in the world and fear bad things could happen or things could go wrong if they are not in control. It is the way people perceive situations that is often at fault. rather than the situation itself. I can help people to change the way they are thinking and to reverse avoidance or withdrawal.  It is only by targeting negatively biased thinking and changing the associated behaviour that we can overcome problems with anxiety and depression

My expertise is in working using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with patients who have depression, anxiety ,Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, social phobia, OCD, panic disorder, agoraphobia, eating disorders, drug or alcohol problems, phobias like spider phobia, needle phobia or agoraphobia, stress, low self esteem and Body Dysmorphic  Disorders. 

I enjoy my work and the wonderful people that I meet every day. I enjoy most of all helping people to overcome the difficulties that life can create through experience, trauma, abuse and childhood adversity. I can usually help people to trace how their problem developed and what is keeping it stuck. From there with a little work from you and a little work from me we can start to make the changes in your life you may need to make to enjoy a full, confident  and meaningful existence in this sometimes difficult world.  

On this site I am advertising private therapy for employed people at my home or  by Video appointment which costs £60 a session.  For people who are not working, on the sick or on benefits  I am charging 35 pounds per session  If you need free support with the NHS  please call Trent PTS  and refer yourself for CBT Therapy on 01158962051

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself   please call your GP or 111 or present at A and E.  If you or someone else is at risk call 999.  You can also call Samaritans on 116123

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications range from Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy,  Accredited in EMDR, BA Honours Degree in Applied Psychology, Certificate in Counselling, Diploma in Behaviour Therapy, Diploma Drug and Alcohol Nursing ENB612, Higher National Diploma(HND) in  Health and Caring Practise.  I have also carried out extensive training in different psychological therapies like Compassion focussed Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, coaching, Mindfulness based CBT, DBT and ACT

I have worked in the NHS for 25 years. Twelve years as a CBT Therapist with a local IAPT Team 15 years in drug and alcohol services as a CBT Therapist with service users with drug and alcohol problems.  Prior to qualifying as a CBT Therapist I was carrying out Drug and Alcohol counselling with NHS clients using many of the evidence based approaches described above.  Prior to this I worked in the voluntary sector in mental health and drug and alcohol treatment and with probation services in Sheffield for ten years.  I have always enjoyed helping people with addiction problems overcome the difficulties with the substance itself and the underlying issues which are usually triggering such behaviour.  Watching people change with my assistance is the most rewarding experience for me and keeps me happy in my work.  CBT is the best tool I have come across for helping people move from stuck to functional, from scared to confident, from struggling to coping

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Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

My rates are competitive and variable depending on service required ie face to face, telephone or computer or Skype based.  The usual fee is £50 for an hour.  Most problems will need four to eight sessions.  The first session is assessment and at that session we will decide between us what you will need.   Usually we can decide from a phone call whether CBT is for you.  You will not be charged for initial phone assessment.  So what's holding you back ? the future is waiting, a future in which you are not limited by your fears, your addiction or your lack of confidence.  Together we can make it better.  CBT works for 80% of the people I see but only if they are motivated to try to carry out the necessary work and change the old stuck behaviours and ruts which keep us from fulfilling our potential and achieving success as friends, lovers, workers, professionals, sportsmen or just to be content and happy in this crazy world.  CBT is an active therapy in which you change thinking and behaviour it is not just about talking.  Talking alone wont change anything

When I work

I am available Daytime, Evenings and weekends

Further information

Here are some Links which will explain Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy  and the choices open to you in the NHS and in the private sector

1. What is CBT?

2. How can it help me?

3. What can I expect

4. What services are there for me?

Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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Sean Miller
Sean Miller