About Me

William Phillips – 
Consultant Psychotherapist & EMDR Practitioner 
MA PgDip (CBT) Dip (CBH) Cert (FST) EMDR (1-3) GQHP MBABCP (Acced) FCIPD

I am the Principal Psychotherapist at Sevenoaks CBT & EMDR. In addition to my private practice in Sevenoaks Kent, I provide online video based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and telephone support for individuals and couples. I have extensive masters / post-graduate level psychological training across a number of different therapeutic approaches including mainstream Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, ACT, CFT, DBT, REBT, EMDR, Applied Behavioural  Analysis, Clinical Hypnotherapy,  and Systemic Therapy. 

Whilst I have extensive experience across a wide range of psychological problems, my clinical specialism is in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and it’s subtypes, including Relationship OCD, Sensorimotor, Hyperawareness, Pure “O” and complex treatment resistant OCD presentations. This also includes the related problems of Health Anxiety, Somatic Disorders, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and  Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours including skin picking and hair pulling.

My approach is informal, down to earth and practical. I place significant emphasis on trust and a strong commitment to change as well as a good sense of humour. I encourage my clients to focus on their values, what they stand up for and what they want to change in their  lives. Sometimes this means talking about what is important and helpful in a respectful and sensitive manner, rather than just saying what we are used to or what we want to hear.

In addition to my clinical work, I am a qualified executive coach and an NLP master practitioner working with senior managers and business leaders in the UK and internationally. I am an accredited member of the BABCP, member of the BPS and Fellow of the CIPD. I abide by the ethical standards laid down by these professional bodies in my clinical and executive coaching work. I can work with you personally or where a different approach is required, refer you to another colleague psychologist or psychotherapist in my role as Principal at Think CBT. We can discuss this during our initial call.

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