Errol Roman – CBT Therapist
MSc, BA (Hons) GD Psycho., Dip. N (Lond), PGD (CBT), PGC, DMS, DACC, CFLE, TT, RMN
Current NHS Employment
I am currently working part-time as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist (CBT) in the Long-Term Condition Psychology Team in North East London Foundation (NHS) Trust. Before my training as a psychotherapist I was a CBT counsellor specialising in addiction. I also worked in adult mental health services,older adults both as a manager and a therapist. In addition to my part-time employment in the NHS I also work in the private sector delivering a sensitive, compassionate and competent psychological treatment. This is underpinned by my adherence to the standards of conduct, performance and ethics of British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in areas like:
|Alcohol dependence/addiction||Drug dependence/addiction||Obsessive compulsive disorder|
|Anxiety||Emotional abuse||Panic disorder and panic attacks|
|Bereavement and grief reaction||Emotional/ Binge eating||Phobias|
|Couple (counselling) therapy||Family difficulties||Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|
|Communication difficulties||Generalised Anxiety Disorder (Worry)||Relationship difficulties|
|Depression||Health anxiety||Sexual difficulties|
|Diabetes||Low self-esteem||Social anxiety|
Accessibility and CBT Sessions
There is a high degree of flexibility in my private work and this makes me easily accessible to his client. I operate from two clinics, Lily House in South Woodford and Cherry Tree Therapy Centre in Buckhurst Hill. I am easily contactable by telephone: 07900310123 and/or email (Email: email@example.com) and therapy sessions are arranged according to the needs of the client during the daytime, evenings or weekends.
The CBT sessions usually last for approximately one hour. Generally the first two sessions are concerned with an assessment of the problems, the development of a shared (collaborative) understanding of how the problem(s) are perpetuated (kept going) and starting the process of setting goals for therapy. The number of sessions varies in accordance with the nature of the problem(s), however a rough guide would be 6-12. One session may be adequate for some people
What is CBT?
CBT is talking therapy that has been proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. It looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel. The CBT therapist and client work together in changing the client’s behaviours, or their thinking patterns, or both of these.
Does CBT Work?
There is a great deal of research evidence on CBT that has been carefully reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). NICE provides independent, evidence-based guidance for the NHS on the most effective ways to treat disease and ill health. CBT is recommended by NICE for the treatment of psychological problems such as the anxiety disorders, (including post-traumatic stress disorder) depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and bipolar affective disorder. There is also very good evidence that CBT is helpful in the treatment of sleeping difficulties, chronic pain and chronic fatigue.
I am warm and very approachable and this facilitates ease, relaxation and the development of a sound working relationship. In my CBT practice I draw on my experience from different approaches such as Classical (Traditional) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CCBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) Couple (counselling) Therapy and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). I am also well adept at using the person-centred (humanistic) core principles to engage and motivate my clients in us working together to overcome the problem and or build resilience through the use of Strengths-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (SB-CBT). I hold a certificate in family life education (CFLE) and this, together with my passion in family life has broadened my CBT skills to working effectively with couples and relationship issues.
Professional Affiliation and Research
BABCP – British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy.
NMC – Nursing and Midwifery Council
I am accredited by the BABCP and maintain my registration with the NMC and am held accountable for his practice by these two professional organisations.
I completed a post-graduate certificate (PGC) in health and social care research and has to date undertaken research (unpublished) in the following areas:
(i) Assessing levels of alcohol consumption
(ii) Promoting sensible use of alcohol
(iii) Service provision for people suffering from Sickle Cell Anaemia
(iv) Service provision for people with dual diagnosis
(v) Clients perception of staff competences in the treatment of alcohol dependence
Extensive Literature Reviews
(i) Caring for older people during their final stages of life
(ii) Strengths-based cognitive behaviour therapy (SB-CBT) in the treatment of clients with type 2 diabetes
Fees and Recognition
I have a very competitive scale ranging from £75.00 to £100.00 per session. Free initial telephone contact; concessions are negotiable for pensioners and the unemployed so contact me for more information on 07900310123 or email him at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The initial assessment session is paid for once agreement is reached and subsequently at least 48 hours before each schedule appointment. There is no extra fee for liaison with and or writing to GPs (if authorised). I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy whereby appointments cancelled within this time will not incur any cost.
I am registered with CounsellorsUK, I am on the Private Practice Register (PPR) and is also recognised by and registered with a number of leading healthcare insurers such as Bupa, AXA(PPP) and AVIVA, WPA, Vitality and Standard Life as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist to offer psychological treatment to their members.
I was seriously traumatised and made it clear to you that I did not believe you could be of any help to me but would give it a try. Now I have to say you know what you are doing and through your patience I am now feeling more confident in myself. In fact you have not only been of help to me but you have saved my marriage life. Many thanks.
I was in severe distress. I never believe psychological therapy would work. I am surprised, I have been proven wrong.
I was involved in a serious road traffic accident and very traumatised by the experience. This resulted in me being very fearful and apprehensive about using the road as a driver, passenger and pedestrian. It was a very frightening existence for me. Errol was very helpful in assisting me to address my fears and to understand the reasons for my reactions and more so how to deal with the triggers for my fears. Throughout the time I met with him I grew in confidence and felt at ease that he had a very good understanding of me and the problems I was facing. He made me feel welcome and calm during our sessions and has certainly given me the skills to deal with the fear and anxiety that I may experience after therapy.
I very much appreciate the help and support I got from this service. Errol Roman made me view my issues and negative thoughts in a more positive way. I am now feeling happier within myself but at the same time it is a bit unfortunate this has to come to an end. I would highly recommend CBT to anyone who requires the support for this therapy.
At first I was incredibly apprehensive about the treatment and how the sessions would run but over time I found them to become more and more helpful.I say this because through the professionalism of Errol Roman and the range of tools he provided I was able to make informed choices and proceed through my challenges with added confidence each week. I enjoyed having the range of resources such as checklists and CD and the fact that some of this information was emailed over to me as well as receiving digital copies.
After leaving the sessions I always felt I left with new information and a variety of methods to choose from and attempt. I was very impressed with Errol Roman’s patience, enthusiasm and understanding. This high level of professionalism and expertise is the reason I was able to get comfortable and gain trust as I worked through my challenges. Thank you very much and I appreciate your help.
Once the referral was made I was given a very quick appointment which was welcoming and very helpful. The extent of my involvement in the care I have given exceeded my expectations. Errol was a delight to talk with – just having to discuss my condition was of great help. He not only understands the problem but above all the way I was feeling about it. He gave me things to consider/think about and by the second session in treatment I was already putting positive thing in place to help myself and my condition. I am now feeling so much better and positive about myself. Errol – thank you very much.
It was a seriously distressing time in my life and I wasn’t sure what to expect but I started the therapy (needless to say) with reservations. I can now say that the treatment has exceeded my expectations and so enable me to re-discover my self-confidence. I am now in a better position to manage the things that were distressing me as I have developed the strategies for dealing with them.
I found Errol very insightful in helping me to integrate my feelings and the reactions to my loss. He listened and evidently took my concerns very seriously and was very adaptive in the session in particular when something unexpectedly comes from me he was well able to respond to it. I am now feeling like I have a survival toolkit which I can put to use whenever my emotions are triggered. Thank you for being so compassionate, it has helped me a lot and I am definitely feeling more confident in myself as I continue my healing.