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- Applied Relaxation
- Behaviour Therapy
- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Motivational Interviewing
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
Sefton Psychology Services was formed by Dr Oliver Sefton to provide specialist private psychological services to individuals and organisations across Cheshire and Staffordshire. Dr Sefton is a Clinical Psychologist chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). Dr Sefton has experience of working across a wide range of services including adult mental health services and neuro-rehabilitation settings in the NHS and private sector. He also currently works in the NHS as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in neuro-rehabilitation. He holds an honours degree in Psychology, a Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Care Practice and a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He has achieved Chartered status and Associate Fellow status with the BPS. Both of which are legally recognised, and reflects only the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise, and which mark recognition of several years' experience and contribution to the field of psychology.
Dr Sefton is experienced in providing evidence based psychological therapies, integrated where necessary, to help individuals overcome their difficulties. He has specific expertise and experience with successfully helping individuals with difficulties including but not limited to low mood, anxiety, stress, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, confidence issues, adjustment after acquired brain injury and neuro-rehabilitation. The therapeutic models he uses include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focussed Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy and Mindfulness Based approaches.
Dr Sefton can offer appointments at either the Cheshire or Staffordshire clinics during both the day time or evenings if preferred.
Areas of interest
Depression / Low mood;
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder;
Complex trauma (including childhood trauma);
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder;
Low Self Confidence;
Low Self Esteem;
Psychological difficulties following personal injury / trauma;
Complicated / traumatic grief;
Neuropsychological difficulties as a result of Acquired Brain Injury;
Other complex psychological problems
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Chronic Fatigue
- Spinal Injury
- Injury following physical trauma
Current NHS consultant posts held
Senior Clinical Psychologist in Neurorehabilitation
Stoke on Trent
- Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology D.Clin.Psych University of Liverpool 2012
- Diploma Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Birmingham Open College 2009
- Postgraduate Certificate Mental Health Care Practice Manchester University 2007
- BSc (Hons) Psychology University of Central Lancashire 2002
Affiliations / memberships
Chartered status (CPsychol) and membership with the British Psychological Society.
Associate Fellow Status (AFBPsS) with the British Psychological Society.
Registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
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.