Francisco Flores Psychotherapist - Tonbridge TN9
B.A.(Hons) M.A.(Psych) C.Psychol AFBPsS
43a Quarry Hill Road. Tonbridge, TN9 2RS (https://goo.gl/maps/Dvnz9zTLCxM2)
I am a fully qualified CBT psychotherapist and BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and counsellor (In the BACP register/equivalent to accreditation). I have over 13 years’ experience in the treatment of a wide range of complex psychological, behavioural and emotional problems and I have worked in primary, secondary and forensic settings.
My background is in Psychology (BSc Hon degree from 1998-2002) and I later completed a diploma in Integrative Counselling (2002-2004). I have an MSc in Evolutionary Psychology which is useful for understanding the biological basis and the evolutionary reasons of why psychological problems develop. I completed a post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Therapy for anxiety and depression as part of the NHS IAPT programme (improving access to psychological therapies) where I have worked since 2009.
I am also in the last year of a 4-year Doctorate course in Counselling Psychology which will lead to HCPC accreditation and registration as a BPS Chartered Psychologist. I work with adults (18 +).
I am originally from Venezuela, and so I’m able to conduct CBT in Spanish if preferred.
My primary interests are in the treatment of anxiety disorders (panic disorder, generalized anxiety, PTSD, OCD, phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety), depression, addictions, low self-esteem, childhood abuse and I have additional specialist training in integrative counselling.
My approach to therapy is integrative and eclectic (if I client requires and is referred for CBT I follow a CBT evidenced based protocol).
Apart from my training and experience I have a calm, empathic and understanding nature which makes it possible for a trusting relationship to grow.
I abide by the professional and ethical standards laid down by the BABCP and BACP and I have full professional indemnity and current DRB clearance.
☑ Grief / Bereavement
☑ Health Anxiety
☑ Obsessions|Compulsions (OCD)
☑ Panic Disorder
☑ Specific Phobias
☑ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
☑ Relationship & Couples Problems
☑ Self-esteem problems
☑ Sleep Problems
☑ Social Anxiety / Phobia
☑ Work Related Stress
☑ Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
☑ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
☑ Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
☑ Integrative Counselling
☑ Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
☑ Person Centred Therapy (PCT)
☑ Psychodynamic Psychotherapy