- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Behaviour Therapy
- Behavioural Couples Therapy
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a Clinical Psychologist working with adults of all ages. I offer assessments, consultation, therapy and supervision.
I am experienced in working with a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, OCD, depression, psychosis, "personality disorder", ongoing difficulties in relationships, and addictions. I have expertise in supporting people through life transitions (e.g. bereavement, "empty nest", retirement, and adjustment to dementia or terminal illness). I also work with people who are looking to feel happier, more confident, more decisive, or who simply wish to get to know themselves better.
I am integrative in my approach, which means I use a number of models depending on factors including the evidence base, your previous experiences, and your preferences. I work collaboratively with clients to build a shared understanding (or formulation), which becomes the basis for an individually tailored approach.
I believe that every mental health problem can be understood, and that things really can get better. Nobody is beyond help, and there is always good reason for hope. Likewise, even a great life can be better still! I look forward to hearing what you would like to gain from therapy. Please get in touch if you have any questions, or to arrange an appointment.
Areas of interest
Mental Health (including anxiety, panic, OCD, depression, "personality disorder" etc)
Burnout, work-related stress and well-being
Self-esteem and confidence
Coping with major adjustments (including bereavement and dementia diagnosis)
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
Current NHS consultant posts held
Brighton & Hove Addiction Services
Gawn, N (2014). Westways Behavioural Family Consultation Service: A pilot project on a rehabilitation unit. Meriden Newslettter, 2014.
Gawn, N. & Hutton, J. (2008). Patients’ experiences of the referral process for psychological intervention for irritable bowel syndrome. BABCP National Conference. Edinburgh.
Franks, W., Gawn, N., & Bowden, G. (2007). Barriers to access to mental health services for migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers. Journal of Public Mental Health, 6(1), 33-41.
Franks, W., Gawn, N. & Lelandais, M., (2006). A qualitative study of the mental health needs of refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. NIHME National Conference: Delivering Race Equality – Research, Policy and Practice. Birmingham.
Franks, W., Bowden, G. & Gawn, N. (2005). Community Psychology in the NHS: Dilemmas and reflections. Clinical Psychology Forum, 153. pp 26-29.
Theuninck, A., Gawn, N., & Westlake A. (Eds) (2005). Clinical Psychology: Training, Research & Development, 4(2).
Bowden, G., Franks, W., & Gawn, N. (2004). Working with refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers to promote mental health. UK Community Psychology Conference. Exeter.
Courses offered to GPs
Free psychological consultation and team formulation available to local GPs.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Salomons - Canterbury Christchurch University 2010
- BSc Psychology & Counselling Univerity of Surrey, Roehampton 2002
Affiliations / memberships
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (membership number 147359)
Association of Clinical Psychologists UK
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.