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About Me I began my career working in the NHS over 10 years ago, providing face to face and group based psychological interventions. During this time I worked in different services, including the Primary Care Assessment and Treatment Team (PCATT) and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), in Suffolk, Gloucestershire and North Bristol. I then worked in acute psychiatry at The Priory Hospital in Bristol, providing psychological therapies and managing the therapy service department. In 2015 I began my current role as a Senior Lecturer, teaching Mental Health and other courses at the University of Worcester. My research interests include; veteran mental health, eating disorders and the use of third wave therapies to promote psychological well-being. I am also involved in various projects, including writing an introductory textbook in mental health. Finally, I also work as a Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) where I provide specialist advice and input into the regulatory inspection processes. Post qualification, I have undertaken training courses in; Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an approach that promotes a state of present moment awareness, focus and openness, enabling individuals to deal with difficult thoughts and emotions. Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) teaches individuals ways to deal with difficult thoughts and emotions, thus, lessening the impact they have on day to day life. I specialise in the treatment of: post traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, health anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, low self esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, long term conditions, medically unexplained symptoms, binge eating disorder, bulimia.
Registration / Accrediting Bodies Qualifications
British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MA in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy BSc (Hons) Psychology

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