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Welcome To Sevenoaks CBT

EMDR and CBT in Sevenoaks

Are you looking for specialist support for an anxiety condition, depression or another psychological problem?

I provide intensive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and advanced Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) from our private offices in Sevenoaks Kent.

CBT and EMDR are highly effective therapeutic interventions that have been proven to provide rapid recovery for a wide range of psychological problems including:

  • Anxiety and Work Related stress.
  • Depression including Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.
  • Health Anxiety and Psychogenic / Somatic Disorders.
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
  • Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder.
  • Social anxiety and Interpersonal Confidence Problems.
  • Specific phobias including agoraphobia and claustrophobia.
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Therapy programmes are highly structured and involve 90 minute sessions held over an eight-twelve week period. These programmes are intensive and highly focused on rapid recovery.

Unlike other private therapy clinics, clients gain access to mainstream CBT, ACT, CFT, DBT and EMDR techniques as part of a specially customised treatment plan.

This is a highly intensive and specialised approach which involves time and personal commitment

If you want to talk informally about your needs and how an intensive CBT and EMDR programme could help you, contact info@sevenoakscbt.com

About EMDR

EMDR in Sevenoaks, Kent

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), is a specialised form of psychotherapy originally designed to alleviate high levels of distress associated with traumatic experiences and distressing memories. EMDR works by helping the mind to reintegrate and make sense of past events, so that distressing feelings and fears associated with old memories can be reprocessed in an adaptive way.

EMDR does not change the traumatic or distressing experience, however it helps the mind to heal from the effects of the trauma by using a process called Adaptive Information Processing or AIP.

The EMDR process usually involves following bilateral eye movements, taps or sounds whilst simultaneously following memories, images or feelings associated with the past traumatic event or situation. This helps to desensitise the memory associated with the trauma, so that a more adaptive way of recalling and experiencing the memory can be installed and strengthened.

EMDR is a relatively light touch approach to dealing with distressing experiences. It usually helps to heal the effects of distress on a rapid basis and the clinical research shows that the changes are long-lasting and sustainable.

EMDR has more recently been used to treat a much wider range of problems including anxiety, panic, OCD, depression and anger problems.

EMDR is a very powerful therapeutic approach and should only be used by a qualified therapist who has completed the required advanced level accredited EMDR training. This training normally takes a minimum of 12 months to complete and is supported by practical work and clinical supervision before qualification is granted.

If you want to talk about how EMDR could help you, you can contact us via info@sevenoakscbt.com or by completing the contact form on this page.

You can also visit our sister site www.thinkcbt.com if you want to find out about lower cost EMDR options or read more about how EMDR is used to treat Trauma and PTSD.

About CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Sevenoaks Kent

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a special form of psychotherapy that works on the connections between thoughts, behaviours, emotions and physiological sensations. CBT is highly structured, practical in its application and focused on overcoming specific problems and alleviating emotional distress.

CBT can be used to work on deeply rooted problems relating to earlier life experiences, to problems or conditions that develop in later life or to traumatic events that cause high levels of personal distress.

Although Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is often viewed as a single approach, it is an umbrella term used to cover a number of related therapeutic modalities. These include: 

Cognitive Therapy, Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT),  Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT),  Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy,  Inference Based Therapy (IBT) and Schema Therapy – for long-term problems.

To find out more about how CBT could help you, contact info@sevenoakscbt.com or complete the contact form. You can also visit our sister site www.thinkcbt.com if you want to find out about lower cost CBT options, find CBT resources or take online assessments.

About Me

William Phillips Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Advanced EMDR practitioner

I am a fully qualified and professionally accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Advanced EMDR Practitioner. I work across the full range of anxiety and Depression conditions and I have special interests in work related stress, OCD, health anxiety and trauma related problems. My experienced has been gained within the public and private sectors. I have worked in front-line NHS services and as a senior clinician and Director with Think CBT.

I have a friendly and informal style and I value close working relationships with my clients. I think it’s possible to combine a clear focus on results with strong personal compassion and a good sense of humour. My clients have described me as focused, down to earth, a little irreverent and quite normal.

In addition to mainstream CBT, I am also trained in a number of other specialist forms of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Mindfulness.

I am qualified in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing to an advanced level and completed my advanced accredited EMDR training in 2015.

In addition to my post-graduate clinical qualifications, I am also a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a qualified executive performance coach. These related skills are particularly relevant when supporting work related problems and performance anxiety.

I am highly dedicated to supporting my clients achieve their desired goals and I will only work with people that I am confident I can help.

Many of my clients come to me following disappointing experiences with other forms of therapy and by personal recommendation.

I am fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, a specialist member of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the CIPD for my work related activities.

I am registered with the ICO, have full professional indemnity and have a current enhanced disclosure DBS certificate.


Session Fees and Charges for CBT and EMDR in Sevenoaks, Kent

Paid CBT and EMDR sessions are only organised following an initial free telephone consultation to ensure that the approach is right for you. All session charges are made in advance and are fully refundable with a minimum of two working days notice of any cancellation.

The initial assessment session takes 90 minutes and is charged at £150. This includes psychometric reports, a full psychological assessment and a written assessment report. You will also be provided with initial CBT exercises to complete following this first session. Thereafter, you can choose to pay on a single session basis or for an eight or twelve week programme.

A single 90 minute session is charged at £120. This usually involves approximately 80 minutes of therapeutic work and 10 minutes open notes time.

An eight-week programme is charged at £850. This is normally paid following the initial assessment session and upon agreement of the therapy plan.

The twelve-week programme is £1200. This is normally paid following the initial assessment session and upon agreement of the therapy plan. The twelve week option is offered for longer-term or engrained psychological problems.

Programme charges are fully refundable with a minimum of five working days notice.

Contact Us

William Phillips

Director & Principal Psychotherapist

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