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- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr Hemmings is an HCPC registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist as well as a UKCP registered Psychotherapist. He has had many years of experience working in the NHS and third sector organisations. He also worked as Research Fellow at the University of Sussex for twelve years . He was director of a research team with a particular focus on Psychological interventions in Primary Care. He has published extensively nationally and internationally. He was Chair of the Psychotherapy Section of the British Psychological Society. Until recently he was Professional Head of Psychology for a primary care mental health team in Kent and director of Sussex Alcohol and Substance use Service.
Areas of interest
Post traumatic stress;
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Psychophysiological disorders
Psychological interventions in primary care.
Treatment of anxiety and depression.
Mecially unexplained physical symptoms
Associale Fellow of the British Psycholigical Society
Books and book chapters
Hemmings, A (2008) A response to critiques of CBT in Against and For CBT Towards a Constructive Dialogue. Eds Richard House and Del Loewenthal PCCS Books
Hemmings, A.J. Field, R. (Eds) (2007). Counselling and Psychotherapy in Contemporary Private Practice. Routledge London
Hemmings, A.J. (2005) Talking therapies – the evidence. In New Medicine. Dorling Kindersley
Hemmings, A. J. (1998). Is counselling and psychotherapy effective? a review of the evidence. In Clinical Counselling in Context. Routlege, London.
Hemmings (2012) Scrutinising NICE: The impact of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Guidelines on the provision of counselling and psychotherapy in primary care in the UK, Guy et al. A review by Adrian Hemmings
Self and Society. (in Publication).
Hemmings (2012). A review of the CSJ’s report on the provision of ‘talking therapies’ in the NHS. Self and Society. 39 issue 4 49-52.
Hemmings (2011). Liberation or limitation? the potential effects of the coalition’s new NHS reorganisation on independent practitioners. The Independent Practitioner. BACP publications.
Hemmings (2009). CBT in Context. Psychotherapy Section Review. British Psychological Society.
Hemmings, A (2008) A response to critiques of CBT. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling p 10 1-9
Hemmings A (2001) Evidence based practice or practice based evidence – the use and abuse of research evidence. Counselling in Practice February issue.
Hemmings A (2000) A systematic review of research into psychological interventions in primary health care. Family Systems & Health. 18. 279 - 313.
Hemmings A (2000) Evidence based practice or practice based evidence? British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. Vol 28(2): 233-252
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chair Psychotherapy Section British Pschological Society (BPS) 2012
- Editor Psychotherapy Section Review British Psychological Society (BPS) 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Associate Fellow BPS
Chartered Psychologist BPS
Chartered Scientist Science Council
Registered Pscychotherapist United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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.
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: adrian_hemmings