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Last updated: 20 Apr 2020
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Contingency Management
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
I trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Edinburgh. I have over 25 years experience working in the NHS as a clinician, manager and researcher. I specialise in helping people change especially with regard to unwanted or harmful habits and addictions.
Areas of interest
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT);
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Depression;
Addiction (Alcohol / drug dependency) ;
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD);
General Anxiety disorders;
Social anxiety (social phobia);
Health anxiety (hypochondria);
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
I am currently employed as a consultant clinical psychologist by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
I have conducted research on the role of cognitive processes such as attention and memory, especially with regard to addiction and compulsive habits. I have recently been involved in a research trial funded by the National Institute for Health Research. My work has been published in scientific journals.I ahve written a self-help book "Willpower for Dummies"
Travel, physical fitness and the arts
I was awarded an Honorary Research Fellowship by Birkbeck College, University of London in 2002. I accepted an Honorary Senior Lectureship In the Division of Brain Sciences, Department of Medicine, Imperial College in 2009. This was renewed in 2012 and 2015.
Willpower for Dummies. Wiley. 2014.
Weaver, T., Metrebian, N., Hellier, J., Pilling, S., Charles, V., Little, N., ..Ryan, F... & Strang, J. (2014). Use of contingency management incentives to improve completion of hepatitis B vaccination in people undergoing treatment for heroin dependence: a cluster randomised trial. The Lancet.
Cognitive Therapy for Addiction y Wiley-Blackwell http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cognitive-Therapy-Addiction-Motivation-Change/dp/0470669969
2006 Ryan, F. Appetite Lost & Found: Cognitive Psychology in the Addiction Clinic. In Munafo. M. & Albery, I. (Eds) Cognition and Addiction. Oxford University Press
2002 Ryan, F. Detected, selected, and sometimes neglected: Cognitive processing of cues in addiction. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 10. 67-76
2002 Ryan, F. Attentional bias and alcohol dependence: A controlled study using the modified Stroop paradigm. Addictive Behaviours. 27. 471-482
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly present papers and workshops in UK and abroad.These can count towards Continuing Professional Developments ( CPD). There is generally a registration fee. See my website for details
All clients who engaged with cognitive behaviour therapy achieved their goals either completely or partially. Outcomes were evaluated with reference to clearly defined therapeutic objectives. Measures including the Patient Health Questionnaire ( PHQ-9) and the Generalised Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7) indicated substantial therapeutic gain.
- B A ( hons) In Applied Psychology University College, Cork Ireland. 1979
- M Phil In Clinical Psychology University of Edinburgh 1985
- Doctorate In Clinical Psychology (D Psychol) University of Edinburgh 1998
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Committee menber, Faculty of Addiction, Division of Clinical Psychology British Sychological Society 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 1996
Affiliations / memberships
Chartered Clinical Psychologist ( British Psychological Society)
Accredited Practitioner ( British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy)
Affiliate Member ( American Psychological Association)
- 85 Wimpole Street, LONDON
- 17:00 - 21:00
- 07808 799600
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
(020) 8581 1471
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: frankryan90