Curriculum Vitae - Summary

Most of my full-time private practice involves the treatment of adult psychological problems. I also work in sports psychology. Usually clients are self-referrals or are referred by general practitioners, psychiatrists or solicitors. Sports people are self-referred or come from physiotherapists, physicians or clubs.

I originally qualified in New Zealand in 1967 with BA MA (Honours) degrees in psychology. I have held teaching and/or research appointments at the University of California at Los Angeles, University College London and the Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital (London). I have published 20 scientific papers. Most of my career, however, has been spent in direct clinical and managerial work. My career as an NHS Clinical Psychologist spanned 30 years. My clinical management experience includes running several NHS psychology departments in both psychiatric and general hospitals. My most recent NHS post was as Head of Psychology (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) at Charing Cross Hospital, London.

I am experienced in treating post traumatic stress syndromes since working with Vietnam veterans in California in the 1970s.

I am qualified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and in hypnosis.

I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist and a Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist by the Health Professions Council.

Sports Psychology
My sports psychology work started in football in 1992 with Colchester United. Since then in parallel with my clinical work I have worked with individuals in a variety of sports. People often require confidentiality and an individual approach to improve their game.

Registrations and Affiliations    
Registered Clinical Psychologist and Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist - Health and Care Professions Council.   HCPC
Chartered Psychologist - British Psychological Society.   BPS
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Honorary Fellow
- British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
 
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.