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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 BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Advanced EMDR Practitioner. I work with a wide range of psychological problems, specialising in OCD related conditions, Health Anxiety and trauma.

I have gained significant clinical experience in the public and private sectors, working in the NHS, private practice and as a senior clinician and Director with Think CBT.

In addition to my clinical work I am a qualified executive coach supporting senior executives across a number of industries. I frequently combine clinical and coaching strategies when working with senior business professionals.

alongside 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), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). I am also qualified in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to an advanced level and I am a certificated Systemic Therapist. I completed Master level NLP training as an adjunct to my exec coaching qualificationin in 2005, however in spite of NLP claims, these techniques are only relevant in a general coaching context and should not be applied for clinical problems.

Most of my Sevenoaks clients come to me via professional recommendations from local psychiatrists, GPs and other medical specialists. I have a strong professional reputation in the field of CBT and high patient recovery rates. As I am trained across a number of evidence base psychological disciplines, I am able to work on a flexible and creative basis drawing on a wide range of treatment strategies to meet individual needs.

I have a friendly and informal style and work on a close and trusted basis with all of my clients. My work is highly structured and focused on specific treatment goals whilst placing emphasis on the value of the therapeutic relationship.

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 coaching related activities.

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


Session Charges for CBT and EMDR in Sevenoaks

Daytime 60 minute appointments for CBT and EMDR in Sevenoaks are £120. 90 minute appointments are also available for £150. Appointments include a written assessment report, psychometric testing and relapse prevention plan at the end of therapy. Two working days notice for cancellation is applied.

I also provide reduced fee sessions as part of my director role with Think CBT. To find out more about affordable CBT visit www.thinkcbt.com

Contact Us

William Phillips

Director & Principal Psychotherapist

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