Sean Miller CBT Therapist BABCP accredited
23 Baden Powell Road
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist( CBT Therapist) I am accredited with the BABCP. I work part time in the NHS offering CBT Interventions and Therapy for an IAPT Team and I see private patients. I also offer supervision to other CBT Therapists.
CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an approach which helps people who are depressed or anxious to change the way they think about themselves other people and the world. 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 becoming depressed or developing an anxiety disorder and beginning to fear people or places that do not pose any risk.
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, about work they may have carried out. People may worry they have a dangerous illness, they may fear being trapped or unable to escape, 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. 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 mood
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, or agoraphobia, stress, low self esteem and Body Dysmorphic Disorders. My speciality is in working with people who have Generalised Anxiety Disorder and OCD. I work with people with severe stress and worry problems probably more than any other patient group as these are the patients who most commonly present to me at the NHS Team I work with
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 and meaningful existence in this sometimes difficult world. People with problems considering CBT therapy or counselling can also get help for free from their local NHS IAPT Team. You will need to see your GP and he will signpost you. However you will need to wait 4 weeks to 12 weeks for an appointment. This link advises you on your choices
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
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications range from Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, BA Honours Degree in Applied Psychology, Certifcate Counselling, Diploma in Behaviour Therapy, Diploma Drug and Alcohol Nursing ENB612, Higher Diploma Health and Caring Practise. I have also carried out extensive training in SF Therapy, Motivational Interview and ACT
I have worked in the NHS for 15 years. 11 years in drug and alcohol services both in Drug and Alcohol Treatment and as a CBT Therapist with service users with drug and alcohol problems, and 6 years with the Immediate Access to Psychological Therapies Team in Nottinghamshire. Prior to this I worked in the voluntary sector in mental health and drug and alcohol treatment for ten years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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 callwhether CBT is for you. You will not be charged for initial phone assessment
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?
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Daytime, Evenings and weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|