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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
In my clinical experience, the majority of patients decide to see a psychologist, in order to gain some support, insight and non-judgemental input, on current or previous difficulties.
It is not always an easy decision to take, and while I work mainly within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic approach, if this approach is not suitable, that would be discussed with the patient.
Areas of interest
My areas of interest and experience include working with patient for whom depression and anxiety, either as distinct or co-existing states, present a problem for them; work related stress; bereavement issues and adjustment; coping with significant life changes, e.g.relationship issues; coping with on-going physical illness and the impact of this on psychological well-being.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Dermatology (skin problems)
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- Spire Cheshire Hospital Fir Tree Close Stretton WARRINGTON WA4 4LU
- 01925 215023
Current NHS consultant posts held
Prior to retiring from the NHS, I was Lead Clinical Consultant for a small team of specialist staff in Liverpool.
While I read relevant literature for my work, (e.g. the published proceeds of established research specialists), I am not involved in carrying out research with volunteers/patients.
Very much the usual, reading, nice weather activities, gardening, time with family.
See above, in terms of keeping upto date with current thinking/practice, through Education, rather than direct involvement in research.
Courses offered to GPs
As a Clinical Psychologist, Outcomes are discussed with the patient, with respect to whether they consider that there has been any change in either mood, or behaviour, relating to the orignial described difficulties.
- D. Clini. Psychol. (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology) University of Liverpool 1996
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety - Short Course The Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre 2006
- Cognitive Therapy for Depression - short course The Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre 2006
- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) CAT North West 2006
Details of entry to specialist register
- See below, 1996
Affiliations / memberships
BPS (British Psychological Society) 19577
HPC (Health Professions Council) 19308
- Spire Cheshire Hospital Fir Tree Close...
- 17:30 - 19:30
- 01925 215023
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.