I began my career working in the NHS over 15 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;
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.
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