Dr. Kevin Burrows BACP Accredited PSA Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Expressive Arts Therapist (REACE) in Southend SS0, SS9 and SS2.
Creation Counselling Integrative Eclectic Talking, CBT, TA, Visual & Eco-Therapies, EMDR.
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Dr. Kevin Burrows MBACP (Accred). CBT, TA, PCAT Counsellor / Therapist
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Certificate of Advanced Graduate Skills in Expressive Arts therap, European Graduate School
PhD. Health Education and Social Care. ' Expressive arts and Ecotherapy : a social intervention for Autism'.
M.A. Ed Art therapy.
MBACP (Accred)./ PCATA / IEATA /CAPO member PTUK Approved Supervisor, BAAT Assosciate Member of the British Assosciation of Art therapists
Dr. Kevin Burrows MBACP (Accred). BACP Accredited Counsellor offers Clients a confidential, sensitive and professional Counselling service in the Southend, Westcliff, Leigh, and surrounding areas of South East Essex. Working within an integrative approach with the talking and visual therapies that meet Clients needs: Stress and anxiety, Work related Stress, Bereavement, Relationships, Life changes, Self esteem, Special needs and other life decision issues.
BACP Accreditation and MBACP Accredited Counsellor means that this practice has been deemed by the British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) to meet the standard for a competent, ethical and independant practitioner.
Theoretical approaches CBT, TA, EXA, PCAT, ECOTHERAPY, EMDR.
My theoretical approach is an integrative / eclectic approach within a humanistic framework of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) –incorporating aspects of Inner Child and Re-decision Therapy- Person Centred Art Therapy (PCAT) and Ecotherapy work in both indoor and outdoor natural
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT was developed by Albert Ellis and Aaron T Beck and works with the concept that our thinking feeling and behaviour are interlinked (CBT) can quickly empower clients to rationalise the activating thoughts, beliefs and consequences which affect our lives and issues. I often use CBT as a short term therapy but more often as a part of an integrative or eclectic approach to stabilise issues around a client’s perception of fears, anxieties and feelings of self worth.
Transactional Analysis (TA)
Transactional Analysis (T.A.) was first developed by Eric Berne, works from the principle that we have ego states of (P) Parent (A) Adult (C) Child and that our current issues and problems might form in our early “Life Script” The events and patterns in our early childhood life. Transactional Analysis (T.A.) helps the Client to rediscover their Inner Natural or Free Child (Cf). The part of each of us that may never have been allowed to flourish because of life’s “Should and Shouldn’t” of our internal Critical (Controlling) Parents (Pc) conditional love or other injunctions and messages.
Expressive Arts Therapy (EXA)
Unlike The U.K. model of Art Therapy where the arts therapies are seperatist and practiced seperately as (Art, Music, Drama, Dance,) as HCPC separately protected titles. Expressive Arts Therapy looks at how the Arts can be therapeutically used in an Inter- Modal or Multi Modal way, by moving expressively and experientially between the arts disciplines without imediate anlysis or interpretation. This process can help us to acces deeply felt, direct experience whilst moving therapeutically between the Art Modes of Movement, Sound, Visual, Tactile and Written or Aural Arts.
In addition to being an Accredited Member of the British Assosciation of Counsellors and Psychtherapist (BACP) I am a member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) and ensure good ethical practice by following both BACP and IEATA Ethical Frameworks symultaneously in the context of my (EXA) practice . I have trained in the U.S. U.K. and in Europe with some of the leading inovators of Expressive Arts Therapy including, Natalie Rogers (Carl Rogers Daughter) Daria Halprin, Paulo Knill, Shaun McNiff, Margo Fuchs, Phil Jones, Janek Dubowski, Peter McGowan and Leisl Silverstone among others. I can incorporate (EXA) into face to face individual or group therapy work. And I run workshops for Therapists who wish to learn or experience more about Expressive Arts Therapy.
Person Centred Art Therapy (PCAT)
Leisl Silverstone formulated P.C.A.T. out of her disillusionment of other analytical approaches to Art Therapy where the Clients imagery is interpreted by the analyst. In P.C.A.T. the Clients chosen objects or made imagery / drawings are reflected back to the client, discovering what colours shapes and visual representations mean for the client. Techniques of “Bridging” allow the Client to go deeper into their meaning of their imagery. The Clients discoveries are reflected as an essence of what their image has brought up for them. I use Person Centred Art Therapy (P.C.A.T.) within a counsellor / therapy framework to enable my Client’s to visualise and create their own personal art work images and reflect on what these deep personal images mean for them. These images often contain or trigger deeply felt issues that can not as easily be expressed in the talking therapies. I use (P.C.A.T.) as a practice in its own right, as individual or group-work practice, or as part of an integrative inner child work approach.
Ecotherapy is concerned with our connection to the natural environment as a therapeutic alliance of human and non-human worlds, where being in and being part of the natural world influences our wellbeing. My practice is within easy reach of the beach and seashore and offers the potential for therapeutic work in the landscape in experiential, creative and talking therapies in the outdoors. A more detailed outline of my ecotherapy work can be found on my News and Workshops, Earth sand circles and Mandalas and Seaforth Road practice pages through the buttons at the top of the page.