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Dr Michael Sinclair

Dr. Michael Sinclair CPsychol CSci AFBPsS MSCP BA (Hons) DipPsych MSc PPDipCP DPsych
Clinical Director, CPG


Michael is a Consultant Psychologist, Chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. He is an Associate Fellow of the BPS, a Senior Practitioner on the Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy (BPS), a Member of the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (BPS) and a Chartered Scientist registered with the Science Council.

He is a Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science, a Principle Member of the Association of Business Psychologists, a Founder Member of the Society of Coaching Psychologists and an International Member of the American Psychological Association. He is a member of the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychology, its Special Group in Coaching Psychology and its Psychotherapy Section.

He has gained several years' clinical experience treating individuals, couples, families and groups experiencing a wide range of emotional difficulties and more severe mental health presentations both within the National Health Service and the private sector. He acts as the consultant to a number of occupational health departments in the City of London, assisting with employees' stress management and productivity. He provides cutting edge stress management training and seminars to corporate employees and managers. He is experienced as a clinical supervisor and continues to be involved in the training and supervision of other psychologists and psychotherapists.

He is one of the founding Directors, the Lead Consultant Psychologist and the Clinical Director of City Psychology Group. He is now based in the City of London (Liverpool Street, Canary Wharf) and Harley Street providing psychological services, assessment and treatment of the highest quality to top executives and 'blue chip' organisations. Furthermore, he provides psychological consultancy, coaching and supervision to managers working in the legal and financial industries.

He has held positions as a psychologist within schools, specialist mental health clinics and GP's surgeries and currently holds practising privileges at the Priory Hospital. He fulfilled the role of Lead Specialist Psychologist in HIV/HCV co-infection at The Royal Free Hospital, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of psychological assessments for patients starting invasive treatment before establishing his private practice in central London.

He has an interest and developed speciality in brief psychotherapy and in treating affective disorders including: depression, anxiety, phobia, anger, post traumatic stress disorder, somatic complaints, chronic pain, obsessive compulsive disorder, depersonalisation, eating disorder, stress, low self esteem, body image problems, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, relationship distress, emotional distress related to illness and personality disorder.

He is a skilled practitioner utilising an integrative treatment approach based on cognitive behavioural (CBT), rational emotive behaviour (REBT), systemic, psychodynamic and person centred paradigms within a time-limited and focussed framework. Further, his approach is firmly based in third-wave therapies and he is highly proficient in the delivery of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. He holds certificates of achievement in completing extensive ACT training with Dr Steven C. Hayes, Dr Robyn Walser and Dr Russ Harris.

He has held various positions as specialist trainer and lecturer at The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, Roche Pharmaceuticals and City University. He has lectured in Aviation Psychology, Cultural Transition and Change, Psychology and Management Skills, Interviewing, Selection and Recruitment, Stress Management and Psychological Implications of Medical Treatments. His research interests include: mental health in the corporate work place, the psychological impact of illness on the individual and family, focused, brief psychological therapy and the development and implementation of independent private psychology services.

He has published academic papers on his research and practice in eminent peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at both national and international conferences. He is regularly sought after in the media as an expert in his field and consults on a variety of psychological topics for newspapers, magazine, and live TV and Radio programmes. He has published self-help books, including: 'Fear and Self-Loathing in the City: a guide to keeping sane in the square mile' , 'The Little CBT Workbook: a step by step guide to gaining control of your life' and 'Mindfulness for Busy People: Turning Frantic and Frazzled into Calm and Composed'. His new books 'Working with Mindfulness: Keeping Calm and Focused to Get the Job Done' and The Little ACT workbook are out in 2016 and available to pre-order.
Michael is a skilled clinician, researcher, writer and trainer.

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