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Mr Bob Whitmore

Psychology

 

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Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Psychotherapy

About me

I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1979, and worked in a variety of NHS posts, the last 15 years as the Head of Department of Psychological Therapies at the Royal Bolton Hospital. I retired from my NHS post several years ago in order to focus on my primary interest of providing individual psychological therapy. I enjoy my job very much, and have found that therapy need not always be very serious, and it is possible to have some fun in working together.

Areas of interest

As a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years experience, I have undertaken training in a number of different approaches, including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Integrative Psychotherapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I am particularly interested in the links between therapy and developments in cognitive science, which can give useful insights into emotional problems. Having had training in a number of approaches, I find that each individual needs an approached tailored to their specific difficulties, rather than trying to fit a person`s problems into a particular model. I work with many difficulties, including: anxiety ; depression; post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); trauma; OCD; In fact, most people`s difficulties can be complex and hard to put into words, and cannot be captured by a single label, and so to begin with I work with clients to find a suitable way of describing their problems, often know as a formulation.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders

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  • AA809

    Psychology session - (5-50)

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