I have a 35 year history of working as a Clinical Psychologist assessing and treating people psychological and psychiatric problems in the NHS. I now offer a private outpatient service from central Stirling, currently online only.
I have evening appointments by arrangement.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a Clinical Psychologist and have thirty years experience working in the NHS. I have held senior positions in a service which offers assessment and treatment to people who were referred from General Practitioners and Psychiatrists and psychiatric teams. My experience of psychological problems is wide and I have supervised Clinical Psychologists, Behavioural Psychotherapists and Psychosexual Counsellors.
In addition to anxiety and depressive problems, I have worked with people with complex and trauma related difficulties. I ran a psychosexual counselling service for 15 years.
Qualifications and affiliations: B.A. in Psychology; M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology (1977); Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society; member of BPS Division of Clinical Psychology (former Scottish Chair); registered with Health Care Professions Council.
My original therapeutic training was in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which I have continued to update and use. I am familiar with other therapeutic models in which I have been supervised: Mindfulness, Solution Focussed Therapy, ACT. I have completed training recently in therapeutic models which have been developed to help those with a history of complex trauma (DBR, CRM and Brainspotting).
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 for a session (50 minutes)