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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
I am a clinical psychologist, with extensive training and experience in CBT, who specialises in CBT for people with different types of anxiety. These include phobias. panic, social phobia, GAD, OCD, BDD, health anxiety and PTSD. I also have extensive experience of working with people suffering from depression, relationship and personality difficulties and difficult experiences such as early trauma.
I have worked as a clinician in NHS adult mental health for more than 15 years, during which time I have also supervised and trained other clinicians. I am associate clinical lecturer at the University of Newcastle, where I supervise, tutor and train cognitive therapists on the PGDipCBT.
I am fully accredited as a cognitive therapist, supervisor and trainer with the BABCP. I am chartered and an associate fellow with the British Psychological Society. I am HCPC registered.
Areas of interest
Anxiety disorders; PTSD and trauma; Depression; Difficulties in relationships; Difficulties with adjustment to physical health problems
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Pain management
Current NHS consultant posts held
Principal Clinical Psychologist, Secondary Care, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust.
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