Louise Seys has a 20 year history of working with people struggling with their emotional well-being as an Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Practitioner and CBT Therapist. Throughout her career Louise has endeavoured to enable clients to move towards a more meaningful, values-driven life in spite of and in conjunction with the struggles they encounter. Louise’s personal therapeutic style draws strongly on compassion, empathy and acceptance of the individual for who they are, how they came to be and where they wish to be headed.
Louise is dually qualified as an Occupational Therapist and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Louise began her professional career in Occupational Therapy, gaining her degree from the University of Derby, before undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT under the tutelage of Dr Bennett at The University of Birmingham. Louise has over 15 years' experience of working in the NHS with people experiencing a range of emotional difficulties including psychosis, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and depression. Throughout her career she has worked with people across the age range, from children to older adults.
As a psychological therapist, Louise specialises in using CBT with people struggling with anxiety, low mood, and low self-esteem. Her personal therapeutic style draws strongly on compassion, empathy and acceptance of the individual for who they are and how they came to be. Since qualifying as a psychotherapist, Louise has developed further expertise in the most recent developments within CBT, including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her knowledge and expertise of these therapies influences her psychotherapy practice.
Louise is registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. She is also an Honorary Tutor in the psychology Department at the University of Birmingham, where she contributes to the training of the next generation of psychotherapists, through the provision of teaching and supervision.
Louise leads Thinks Psychology's Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Course. Find the details here.
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