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About Me

I completed my doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at University College London (UCL) and went on to complete a specialist post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  During my 10 years in the NHS and private practice, I have worked with individuals and couples experiencing a wide range of psychological difficulties. In my current NHS role I work in a health psychology setting, supporting people to positively manage and adjust to their long term health conditions, such as diabetes and surviving a stroke.

I enjoy teaching and lecture clinical psychology doctoral students annually at Royal Holloway, University of London.   I also supervise therapists and trainee clinical psychologists.

I trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches whilst completing my doctorate; however, I work predominantly from a cognitive behavioural model. I also have a keen interest in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and mindfulness approaches, and use these ideas to enhance my work when appropriate, whilst being guided by the best available evidence base. Working with people from all walks of life is hugely rewarding and it is important to me that I provide a tailored and collaborative service suited to each individual.

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Dr Phil Pocock

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Business and Economics (First Class), Trinity College Dublin

Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Distinction), University of Westminster

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University College London (UCL)

Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Royal Holloway, University of London

I am registered and accredited with the following professional bodies:

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – Registration number: PYL28830

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British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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