Balanced Minds, Hill Street, Edinburgh, UK
I am a clinical psychologist, researcher and trainer at Balanced Minds, UK (www.balancedminds.com). For 13 years, I provided psychological therapies in the UK NHS mental health services, and now offer a private practice in Edinburgh (and online) specialising in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I continue to provide supervision, training, and consultancy in the NHS, as well as other organisations across multiple sectors, including healthcare, social care, education, and charities.
My academic interests mainly lie in understanding and helping people’s distressing experiences associated with psychosis, and I recently spent five years investigating the application of CFT for people in NHS services who are experiencing distress in relation to psychosis (as an MRC Research Fellow at King’s College London and University of Glasgow, 2014-2019). I have a forthcoming book aimed at helping voice-hearers, called ‘Relating to voices using Compassion Focused Therapy’.
I have authored a number of research papers and book chapters, have given numerous invited talks, and have run over a hundred various compassion training workshops both nationally and internationally.