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Last updated: 24 Apr 2020
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
I have worked in the NHS for over thirty seven years and now have a private psychotherapy practice.
I have had many roles including project management, designing therapeutic groups for adult service users, offering 1:1 psychotherapy to individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems and also treating clients from primary care services.
I worked as a Community Mental Health nurse for several years in substance misuse and have also managed a day hospital for older persons experiencing difficulties such as dementia and depression, Parkinson's disease and anxiety. More recently I have completed training in Dialectical behaviour Therapy which is an evidence based treatment for working with people who harm themselves and may have a diagnosis of a personality disorder or emotion regulation difficulties.
I accept self referral to my private practice in Newcastle-Under-Lyme for CBT and EMDR.
Areas of interest
Anxiety; depression; obsessional compulsive disorder; post traumatic stress illness; addictions; pain;health anxiety; EMDR eye movement desensitisation reprocessing; self-harm; health anxiety and stress.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Pain management
- Substance misuse
Current NHS consultant posts held
I currently work in secondary mental health services and primarily offer CBT, DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy as part of a team) and also EMDR (eye movement desensitisation reprocessing).
Both road cycling and mountain biking, dog walking. Films and the cinema, reading, visiting historical properties and architecture. walking, keeping fit, travel and learning.Eating out!
- MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Derby University 2006
- State Enrolled Nurse St Edwards Hospital 1987
- Registered mental Nurse Keele University 1991
- Post Graduate Certificate in clinical syupervision Derby University 2009
Details of entry to specialist register
- NMC, 1987
- BABCP, 2003
- The Queens Gardens Business Centre31...
- 08:00 - 18:00
- 07505 128891
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.