Brian Ward , ME12
I am a retired Police Drugs Expert and Specialist Trainer, specialising in the cognitive and developmental effects of recreational and prescription drug use and their co-morbidities. I work currently for the NHS in the delivery of 1:1 CBT therapies to Prison inmates in Kent Prisons. I also am employed as a 1:1 sessional worker in a Kent Pupil Referral Unit targeting diagnosed mental health conditions; prescription drug use and recreational drug use and co-morbidities; adolescent cognitive development, and behavioural issues.
I am fully trained in delivery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and I employ Mindfulness techniques extensively.
I specialise in ADHD behavioural and cognitive issues; personality disorders; prescription and recreational drug dependencies, and behavioural and adolescent and adult developmental issues pertaining to mental health. I have provided training in these areas over many years to Magistrates (drugs training); Social Services (drugs training and mental health); Education (drugs use and paraphernalia, and cognitive development); Job Centre Plus (drugs safety and response to mental health disturbance); Voluntary Sector (drugs training and mental health); Housing Sector (private and social) (drugs training, risks and response; cognitive development and mental health issues); and with criminaloffenders (understanding drugs – use and outcomes; cognitive development; personality disorders; mental health diagnosed conditions and outcomes), and many drugs education presentations to literally thousands of secondary school pupils throughout the south east of England over many years.
I am a student of Neuroscience and Psychology with Kings College, London and believe that empowerment through psychoeducation is an important element of the therapeutic process.
I am a Mindfulness practitioner and advocate.
Training and qualifications
Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy
Advanced Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy
Certificate in 1:1 techniques of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Certificate in Group techniques of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Post Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience and Psychology
Certificate Counselling skills
I charge £50 per session. This is not limited to one hour, but recognises that each session will not be time limited, but will focus on the needs of the individual in that session.
The first assessment session is provided at no cost, to assess the needs of the individual and to discuss a projected treatment plan.
A discount of 10% is offered for an advanced payment for 5+ sessions.
Payment will be required in advance of each session.
Behavioural therapy Cognitive behaviour therapy Mindfulness Issues often worked with:
AddictionAnger/violenceAnxietyDepressionFamily issuesInterpersonal relationshipsPersonality disordersSerious illness / Chronic pain Availability:
1 - 3 weeks Therapy offered:
In personBy phoneBy email Client groups:
IndividualsAdolescents Member organisations:
Top Talk Therapeutic Support
'Hilltop', Cliff Drive,
Isle of Sheppey