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Professional Roles

  • Co-director of Psynapse (psychological services) Ltd, a network of clinical psychologists in independent practice since 1990. Working with children, adults, couples and organisations.

  • 1989 to 1992: Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 1992 to 1996: Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Adult Mental Health, Cleveland Psychology and Counselling Agency, NHS.

  • 1996-2003: Head of Adult Mental Health Psychology, South Tyneside NHS Trust.

  • 2003-2020 Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Trust-Wide Lead of Secondary Adult Mental Health Psychological Services, Cumbria, Northumbria Tyne and Wear NHS Trust.


  • Honorary Lecturer and research supervisor in Psychology, Durham University, from 1992 to 2010


  • Associate teacher and Supervisor in Clinical Psychology, Newcastle University, From November 1995

  • Tutor and examiner for the Diploma in CBT, Durham University and Newcastle CBT Centre 1997-2010 


  • Examiner for the national Statement of Equivalence in Clinical Psychology, BPS Division of Clinical Psychology from 1992


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