Barnie Proctor

Barnie Proctor

Queen Square Private Healthcare
23 Queen Square
Bloomsbury
London
WC1N 3BG

07981 632819

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Queen Square Private Healthcare
23 Queen Square
Bloomsbury
London
WC1N 3BG

07981 632819

About me

Dr Barnie Proctor is a qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsy) who delivers evidence-based psychological therapies to people who are experiencing emotional, psychological and physical-health difficulties.

He specialises in the treatment of mood problems (depression and anxiety problems (e.g. panic disorder, phobia, generalised anxiety disorder, OCD). He specialises in the treatment of acute and long term physical-health conditions (e.g. chronic pain, chronic fatigue, sleep disorders/insomnia, medically unexplained symptoms, functional neurological symptoms, epilepsy, memory problems, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease). He is also competent in managing the long term effects of psychological trauma (e.g. emotional, physical and sexual abuse) such as difficulty managing emotions and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He understands that physical and mental health difficulties can contribute to relationship issues.

He has experience with working with adults, children, older adults and people with intellectual difficulties. He usually takes the approach of working with an individual to develop a set of clear goals, and when they feel ready, to start taking active steps towards positive change. He provides a safe, calm and confidential space in which for clients to talk, understanding that sharing personal difficulties with mental-health professionals is frequently challenging.

As a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Barnie is trained and experienced in a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), systemic and short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy). He also draws on Attachment theory and Mindfulness techniques, being experienced in teaching mindfulness meditation to large groups of people, for example. After an initial assessment, different treatment options and approaches are discussed with the client in choosing an approach with they feel comfortable with and is best-suited to meet their needs.

In addition to his clinical work, Barnie has also authored and published a number research papers in scientific journals, with more due to be published later in 2018. He is active in ongoing research in clinical effectiveness in his NHS post, and keeps abreast of the latest research and guidelines in order to provide the best possible support for his clients.

Working predominately for the NHS, Barnie is available weekday evenings for face-to-face sessions, usually at Queen Square Private Healthcare in Central London or at other consulting rooms on Taviton Street, Central London. Tubes stations near these locations include Russel Square, Holborn, King's Cross and Euston. He also offers sessions through Skype.

Please feel free to email Barnie with any questions and discuss arranging an initial appointment. Alternatively you can arrange to speak on the phone to help decide if you would like to work with him.

Training, qualifications & experience

Education

After completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology (BSc, First Class Honours) at The University of Liverpool, Barnie went on to complete his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at The University of Nottingham. His thesis was on specialist therapies for people with chronic health conditions and anxiety and low mood, and has led to two publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is originally from South London.

Clinical Experience

Barnie predominantly uses psychodynamic and CBT therapies with adults in therapy, and has experiences working in community and hospital settings across the UK throughout his training. He often draws on ideas from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and encourages clients to be as active as they feel they can between sessions, in order to make the most of their psychotherapy. He has particular expertise in physical health conditions, where clients frequently have problems with physical symptoms, such as pain, fatigue or sleep.

Currently, he works at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, part of UCLH foundation Trust, which is a national centre for specialist Neurology services. He works predominantly in the Neuropsychiatry Department.

Professional Memberships

Dr Barnie Proctor is regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (License PYL33428) with whom he is registered as a Clinical Psychologist.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)

Functional Neurological Symptoms/Disorders (FNS/FND), (Conversion disorders, psychogenic symptoms or disorders, somatization)

Non-epilpetic seizures (NES/NEAD)

Epilepsy

Tics (verbal tics, motor tics and Tourette's syndrome)

Functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders (e.g functional IBS)

Parkinson's Disease

Meniere's Disease

Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

Dizziness/Balance problems

Fees

Initial assessments cost £160 per hour. Subsequent follow-up appointments are £135 per hour.

Skype sessions cost £100 per hour.

Maps & Directions

London, WC1N 3BG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Weekday evenings 5-8pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples