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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
As an experienced Psychologist (13 years quallified), I am very effective in a range of areas, including psychosis (where I have a great deal of clinical and research experience, and have written a book) and PTDS. I am skilled in CBT, systemic, EMDR, mindfulness, ACT and solution-focused therapies.
In the NHS I have supervisory responsibilities in a range of areas, covering most areas of mental health. My post in the Crisis Resolution Service is very much at the “sharp end” of mental health, and demands virtuosity in most aspects of clinical psychology – coming into high-risk, fast-moving situations and making speedy interventions, leading a team response and directing future care.
I have a particular expertise in CBT for Insomnia - this is the best evidenced treatment for poor sleep, also I am possibly the only CBT for insomnia practitioner in London.
Since qualifying I have worked primarily in the NHS, but also as a lecturer in Birmingham and Royal Holloway universities. I was the External Examiner for the UCL Clinical Doctorate training programme from 2005-2008.
Areas of interest
CBT for Insomnia; PTSD; psychosis; OCD; weight management and eating disorders; anxiety; phobias; relationship counselling; dating skills; depression; health anxiety; self-esteem; chronic pain; panic attacks, work problems.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Insomnia/ Sleep Disorders
- Weight management
Current NHS consultant posts held
Principal Clinical Psychologist, Early Intervention for Psychosis, Hounslow community services, West London Mental Health NHS Trust (based at West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth).
also Principal Clinical Psychologist in the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, Hounslow.
I have active research interests in Psychosis, having written numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, and an academic book. I also research adolescence in a lifespan developmental context. Further publications include eating disorders, child abuse and OCD.
Most sports, literature, TV
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society; Mind media national award 2013 Best radio programme “Scorzayzee and the S-Word” on Radio 1xtra
(Additional) Languages spoken
Authored book: Harrop, C.E. & Trower, P. (2003). Why does schizophrenia develop at late adolescence? Wiley, Chichester, UK. (ISBN paperback: 0470848782, hardback: 0470848774)
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Harrop, C.E., Ellett, L., Brand, R. & Lobban, F. (in press) Friends Interventions in Psychosis: a narrative review and call to action. Early Intervention in Psychiatry.
Marriott, C. Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. & Harrop, C. (2014) Factors promoting resilience following childhood sexual abuse. Child Abuse Review, 23(1), 7–34.
Harrop, C., Ellet, L., Brand, R. & Lobban, (in submission). Friends interventions in psychosis: a call to action. Paper submitted to Early Intervention in Psychiatry.
Allison, G. Harrop, C. & Ellett, L. (2013) Perception of peer group rank of individuals with early psychosis. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52, 1-11.
Hames, A., Evangeli, M., Harrop, C., & di Forti, M. (2012). Understanding cannabis use in first-episode psychosis: an application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 6(1), 38–44.
Brand, R. M., Harrop, C., & Ellett, L. (2011). What is it like to be friends with a young person with psychosis? A qualitative study. Psychosis, 3(3), 205-215. doi:10.1080/17522439.2010.528562
Redmond, C., Larkin, M., Harrop, C. (2010). The personal meaning of romantic relationships for young people with psychosis. Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 15:2, 151-170. DOI: 10.1177/1359104509341447
Luzon, O., Harrop, C. & Nolan, F. (2009) Cognitive Processes during Acute Psychosis: The Role of Heightened Responsibility and Catastrophic Misinterpretations. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Fox, A., Harrop, C., Trower, P., & Leung, N. (2009). A consideration of developmental egocentrism in anorexia nervosa. Eating Behaviors 10, 10–15.
Harrop, C.E. & Trower, P. (2001). Why does schizophrenia develop at late adolescence? Clinical Sherling, G., Trower, P., Harrop, C. & Gilbert, P. (1998). The socially anxious perspective in face-to-face interaction. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1194-1202.
Harrop, C.E., Trower P. & Mitchell, I. (1996). Does the biology go around the symptoms?: A Copernican shift in schizophrenia paradigms. Clinical Psychology Review, 16, 6, 496-512.
Courses offered to GPs
5 things you did not know about sleep
Coping with psychosis
100% patient satisfaction to date
- BA in Experimental Psychology Oxford University 1993
- PhD by research Birmingham University 1998
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Birmingham University 2001
Affiliations / memberships
Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with Health and Care Professions Council: PYL14997; Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society;Member of British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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Post treatment communication
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