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I am registered as a Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy with Senior Practitioner Status with the British Psychological Society. I offer psychological therapy to adults experiencing difficulties after accidents and other trauma, as well as working with individuals experiencing other psychological problems. I have worked as a consultant for a wide range of organisations, including NHS Trusts, Councils, various Universities, and local companies.
Areas of interest
Individual therapy; CBT; Depression; Anxiety disorders; Bereavement; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Major trauma; Stress related disorders; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Road traffic accident related anxiety; stress at work
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
Current NHS consultant posts held
I provide an independent clinical psychology practice in central South England.
I provide psychological therapy services and specialise in the preparation of psychological reports on the effects of road traffic accidents, stress and other trauma for the courts/insurers as an expert witness.
I lecture in counselling and clinical psychology at a UK University and elsewhere by invitation. From my base at the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, I have conducted research into whiplash, phobic travel anxiety, malingering and stress at work. I have published, and continue to publish, numerous papers in academic and professional journals.
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Merriman, J, Walker-Bircham, S, Easton, S & Maddicks, R. (2014). The Development of a Mindfulness Group for Stroke Patients: A Pilot Study has been accepted for publication by Clinical Psychology Forum, BPS 2014
Systematic review of cognitive behavioural therapy for the management of headaches and migraines in adults (BJP-14-0007) has been accepted for publication by British Journal of Pain. 2014
Easton, S. & Van Laar, D. (2013). Evaluation of outcomes and Quality of Working Life in the coaching setting. The Coaching Psychologist, 9(2), 71-77.
Easton, S., Van Laar, D. & Marlow-Vardy, R. (2013). Quality of Working Life and the Police. Management, 3(3): 135-141.
Easton, S. & Van Laar, D. (2013) User Manual for the Work-Related Quality of Life (WRQoL) Scale. University of Portsmouth. UK
Easton S (2012): Assessing malingering, lying and deception for reports. Clinical Psychology Forum, 229: 6-10
Easton S and Akehurst L (2011) Tools for the Detection of Lying and Malingering in the Medico-legal Interview Setting. Medico-Legal Journal: 79 (3) 103-108
Ost J, Wright D, Easton S, Hope L & French C (2011)Recovered memories, satanic abuse, Dissociative Identity Disorder and false memories in the UK: a survey of Clinical Psychologists and Hypnotherapists. Psychology, Crime & Law. 1-19
Edwards, J., Van Laar, D.L., Easton, S, Kinman, G. (2009) The Work-Related Quality of Life scale for Higher Education Employees. Quality in Higher Education. 15(3) 207-219
Merrett C & Easton S (2007) The Cognitive Behavioural Approach; CBT's Big Brother . Counselling Psychology Review 23:1 34-41
Linnel, M & Easton, S (2006): Malingering, perceptions of compensation seeking in whiplash injury: A comparison of illness beliefs between simulated compensation scenarios and litigation claimants. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36,11,2619-2634
Ost, J & Easton, S, 2006. NICE recommends EMDR for post traumatic stress disorder: Why?: Clinical Psychology Forum 159 March 23-26
Linnell M & Easton S 2004 The relationship between phobic travel anxiety and the physical symptoms of whiplash injury. Rehabilitation Psychology 49 4 317-320
Easton S 2003 Psychological effects of Road Traffic Accidents: Issues, research and complexities for Expert Reports. Medico-Legal Journal 71. 130-7
Vrij, A & Easton, S 2002. Fact or Fiction? Verbal and Behavioural Cues to Detect Deception. Medico-Legal Journal. 70 (1) 29-37
- B.Sc. Psychology University of Exeter 1980
- M.A. Clinical Psychology University of Liverpool 1985
Affiliations / memberships
I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
I am a member of the Clinical Psychology Division of the British Psychological Society.
I am a Chartered Psychologist, registered with the HCPC.
I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and bound by its professional code of conduct.