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Dr Zandra Bamford (BSc, MSc, DClinPsy) is the founder of Therapy North West. Zandra is registered with the Health Care Professionals Council.
Zandra has worked within secondary care mental health services in the NHS for 15 years and is currently employed as a Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist for secondary care, Zandra has worked clinically within crisis, inpatient and community services and within research in an alcohol misuse service. Zandra has a special interest in complex trauma and the non-pathologising of distress. In addition to her professional qualifications, Zandra has completed multiple training courses post doctoral training in CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy), Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT informed working), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) DBT skills training, voice dialogue, ACT, Non-violent communication, Somatic Psychology, Mindfulness and Complex Trauma.
Zandra utilises this training and experience to offer an individualised formulation and therapy often incorporating two or more models with a focus on both the body and the mind.
Areas of interest
PTSD; Trauma; Complex Trauma; Anxiety; Low mood; Low self esteem; work related stress; self criticism; Compassion Focused Therapy; CBT; DBT; CAT informed working; EMDR; Trauma neuroscience and trauma informed approaches; Functional difficulties; Somatic Psychology.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Psychophysiological disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust
Clinical applications to complex trauma.
Bamford, Z., Booth, P., McGuire, J., Salmon, P (2003) 'Treatment outcome following day care for alcohol dependency: The effects of reducing programme length' . Health and Social Care in the Community , 11,pp.440-445
Bamford, Z., Booth, P., McGuire, J., Salmon, P (2004) Maximizing patient follow-up after alcohol treatment: The effect of a three-step reminding system on response rates. Journal of Substance Use , 9 pp.36-43
Bamford, Z., Booth, P., McGuire, J., Salmon, P (2005) 'Minimal intervention as a preparation for the treatment of alcohol dependency'. British Journal of Clinical Psychology , 44,pp.289-294
Bamford, Z & Barrowclough, C. (2007) Dissimilar representations of alcohol problems, patient–significant other relationship quality, distress and treatment attendance. Addiction Research & Theory . Vol. 15, No. 1: 47–62.
Kerfoot, G,. Bamford, Z., & Jones, S. (2012) Evaluation of psychological provision into an acute inpatient unit. Mental Health Review Journal . Vol. 17 Iss: 1 pp. 26 – 38
Bamford, Z & Jones, S. Towards a relationally secure inpatient experience. 2012 Royal College of Psychiatry Conference.
Bamford, Z. Streamlining the inpatient pathway for people with a diagnosis of ‘emotionally unstable personality disorder’. 2013. SBK Healthcare conference.
Cappleman, R., Bamford, Z., Dixon, C. (2015) Experiences of ward rounds amongst inpatients on an acute mental health ward: A qualitative exploration. British Journal of Psychiatry , 39 (5) pp. 233-236.
Hodgetts, K. & Bamford, Z. (2015) The development of a bookshelf of interventions for Inpatient and Home Based Treatment Services. European Psychiatry , 30. 1667.
Bamford, Z., et al Pending completion – The impact of a Compassionate Leadership programme for senior managers in a Community Mental Health Team.
- BSc Psychology University of Leicester 1997
- MSc Substance Use and Addictions Liverpool John Moores University 2000
- Doctorate of Clinical Psychology University of Manchester 2005