Mr Sean O'Donnell

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 30010018

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Specialises in

  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

In 1998 I undertook my first professional qualification in registered mental health nursing,(RMN) at St Martin's College, Lancaster. Since that time I have worked in a multitude of different clinical settings developing therapeutic interventions for service users and their families.

In 2004 I undertook a Bsc(Hons) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, at St Martin's College, which helped develop my skills and knowledge when treating people within a CBT framework.

After this I gained several years experience working in both the private and public sector, providing structured Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to individuals who have experienced a variety of mental health problems.

In 2010 completed an MSc in Advanced Psychosocial Interventions at The University of Manchester, which further ehanced and developed my skills and knowledge base in CBT for complex mental health problems.

I have undertaken courses in providing supervision for other practitioners and in 2010 and 2011 I assisted with the supervision on the Post Graduate High Intensity IAPT course at Lancaster University.

In 2011 I provided lectures / seminars for thoses studying on the IAPT course at Lancaster University in CBT assessment and formulation, social anxiety and co-morbidity in CBT.

In September 2011, I became a clinical tutor at The University of Liverpool providing teaching and support to clinicians undertaking the Post Graduate IAPT course.

In October 2012 I completed the third part of my, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, (EMDR) training. I have submitted by application for membership with the EMDR association UK and Ireland.

In 2014 provided supervision to students undertaking the CYP-IAPT children training course at the University of Salford.

During 2015 - 2016 I have continued to work both within the NHS and private practice. I have continued to regularly supervise, both trainee therapists and accredited therapists.

This year the clinic has been open for ten years and has provided CBT and EMDR therapy for many many clients.

I am constantly updating my skills and knowledge base by attending conferences and workshops to ensure that my clients receive the most up to date treatment possible. Moreover I undertake regular supervision to ensure that the treatment I provide is within both current guidelines and theoretical approaches..

At present I am one of five fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP, working in the Lancashire area.

To date, I have successfully under taken work with a number of different organisations, all which have been complimentary about my work and professionalism.

Areas of interest

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Substance misuse psychiatry; Trauma; Anxiety disorders; Depression; Work related stress; Anger and aggression; Low self esteem and confidence. PTSD; BI polar disorder; performance anxieties; relationship difficulties;

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
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Procedures completed

  • AA387

    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) session - (>50)

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