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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
As a Consultant Health Psychologist I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and am an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society. I have a PhD in psychology. I am an Advanced Hypnotherapy Practitioner registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register, I am an EMDR practitioner and have diplomas in Neuro-linguistic programming and life coaching.
In addition to my NHS post I also run a private practice, providing specialist psychological therapy. The focus is on improving people’s ability to manage their health conditions and adjust to the different circumstances and challenges faced, so that stress reduces and the quality of their general life can improve. The ultimate aim is to enable clients to live fulfilling lives despite their health conditions.
Areas of interest
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR); Hypnotherapy; Individual therapy; Anxiety disorders; Bereavement; Depression; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Cancer; Chronic pain; Chronic fatigue; Migraine; Long term health conditions; Workplace stress; Low self esteem; Phobias; Sleeping problems/ insomnia; Stop smoking; Weight loss
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Physical disability
- Rheumatological conditions
Recipient of Top Doctors Award 2018
Semi finalist of The Best You 2018 Awards -Best Self Development Coach
Regular blog at www.apaininthemind.co.uk
Peacock, S. (2018) Managing Chronic Pain in the Family. Ann Jaloba Publishing
Findley, K.A; Peacock, S.M; Elander, J. (2018) Developing successful social support: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of mechanisms and processes in a chronic pain support group. Psychology & Health https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2017.1421188
Peacock, S (2017) Break the Pain Cycle in 28 days. Ann Jaloba Publishing.
Peacock, S (2016) Sleeping with Pain. Ann Jaloba Publishing.
Vas, S., Peacock, S.M., Riggs, E. (2016) A pilot clinical intervention to decrease pre-sleep cognitive activity and arousal in patients with chronic pain. British Journal of Pain, 10 (2) p84
Peacock, S.M. (2012) Working with Chronic Pain. Health Psychology in Action edited by M.Forshaw and D.Sheffield. (United Kingdom:)Wiley-Blackwell
Peacock, SM., Ferrara, S., Daniels, R., Tanday, B., Sandhu, H. (2012) Evaluation of a pilot CBT programme for people with insomnia secondary to chronic pain. British Journal of Pain 6 (2) p95
Hrouda, D., Findlay, K. Peacock, S.M. (2012) Beyond catastrophising: mental defeat and stress in chronic pain. British Journal of Pain 6 (2) p95
Patel S., Peacock S.M., McKinley RK., Clark Carter D., & Watson PJ. (2009) GPs perceptions of the service needs of South Asian people with chronic pain: A qualitative enquiry. Journal of Health Psychology. 14 (7) 909- 918
Peacock S.M. (2009) Culture influences on pain. Pain News. British Pain Society Newsletter, Summer 2009, 39-40
Patel S., Peacock S.M., McKinley RK., Clark Carter D., & Watson PJ. (2008). GPs' experience of managing chronic pain in a South Asian community-a qualitative study of the consultation process. Family Practice; 25; 71-77.
Peacock, S.M., Patel, S. (2007) Cultural Influences in Pain. Reviews in Pain.
Peacock, S.M, Cascone, A, Porter, J (2007) Is it good to talk? Pain News. British Pain Society Newsletter. Summer 2007
Teig, S., Peacock, S.M., Stevens, L., Tordoff, K., Maguire, E., Watson, P (2006) An audit of self acupuncture for chronic musculoskeletal pain. Acupuncture in Medicine. 24 (2) 80-85
Peacock, S.M., Watson, P.J (2004) Ethnicity and Pain Beliefs. Health Psychology Update. British Psychological Society
Peacock, S.M., Watson, P.J. (2003) Ethnicity and Chronic Pain: considering the research problem. PsyPAG
Peacock, S.M., Watson, P.J. (2003) The Psychology of Chronic Pain. British Journal of Anaesthesia CEPD Review Vol 3 (5) 147 -150
Courses offered to GPs
Psychology of chronic pain
Affiliations / memberships
Health Care Professions Council
Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society
BPS Division of Health Psychology
Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology
British Pain Society
British Pain Society’s Special Interest Groups (Pain Management Programmes; Older People; Medico-legal and Information and Communication Technology)
General Hypnotherapy Register
The EMDR Association in the UK and Ireland
British Society for Clinical & Academic Hypnotherapy
- 9 Mountbatten PlaceBedford
- 08:00 - 19:30
- 07598 960531
- BMI The Saxon ClinicChadwick DriveMilton Keynes
- 08:30 - 12:00
- 07530 169700
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.