I graduated with an upper second class Psychology degree from Birmingham University in 1983. I completed Manchester University’s 2 year MSc programme in clinical psychology in 1987, qualifying me to practice in the NHS.
I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (C.Psychol.)
I am a member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) and the Holistic Special Interest Group of the British Psychological Society.
I am a co-founder of an organisation for Manchester psychologists and psychotherapists in private practice (MP4).
Previous research includes:
Metabolic and respiratory changes during meditation and relaxation
Psychological and autonomic changes associated with caffeine ingestion
Group CBT for Panic Disorder
CBT for psychotic symptoms (hallucinations and delusions)
I have co-authored articles in the following peer-review journals:
Behaviour change, Behavioural Psychotherapy, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, British Medical Journal, British Journal of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology Review, International Review of Psychiatry and Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.
I have co-authored four book chapters, the last of which was published by Wiley (1998), a text edited by Professors of Psychiatry, Carlo Perris and Patrick McGorry, entitled Cognitive Psychotherapy of Psychotic and Personality Disorders.