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“I see our mental health as closely related to wider issues of meaning, purpose, and the universal struggles of the human condition. I am a firm believer in the potential of everyone, and believe that mental health difficulties can be a useful starting point for longer-term growth".

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I have always harboured an interest in the larger questions of life, leading me to complete a Masters degree in philosophy as well as my psychology training. I know that it can be difficult for people with mental health problems to know where to start when trying to access a quality service to help them through the difficult times in their life.

I value the fact that CPG is a well-tailored service for people to get the help they need, safe in the knowledge that their therapist is thoroughly trained, passionate about what they do, and utilising evidence-based therapies. While I usually work face-to-face with clients, I am also willing to provide online services. 

David works mainly within the cognitive behavioural family of therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). He is accredited to deliver Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), which is a brief psychodynamic model looking at how recurring patterns in relationships might underlie psychological difficulties. He has completed specialist training in the assessment of autism spectrum disorders with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and is currently completing a postgraduate diploma in CBT for Psychosis (CBTp).

David has experience of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in both NHS and non-NHS settings. He has worked with a wide range of difficulties including: low self-esteem; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); phobias; panic disorder; depression; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); sleep difficulties; chronic pain; psychosis; anger management; and substance misuse. He has specialist expertise in diagnosing and working with autism spectrum disorders in adults.

David currently works with adults in a community recovery team based in East London Foundation Trust. As well as providing psychological assessment and therapy to individuals, he runs groups, carries out psychometric tests, and provides consultation and supervision to colleagues. He also provides assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions and consultation to services working with people on the autism spectrum. 

David has previously worked in an NHS community mental health setting in St Albans, providing assessment, treatment, and consultation across the full range of mental health diagnoses. Throughout his clinical training, he has held posts in adult, child and adolescent, learning disability, and older adult services in and around the Hertfordshire area.

Barry, D., Syed, H. & Smyth, B. P. (2012) The journey into injecting heroin use. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, 14 (3). pp. 89-100.  

Edbrooke-Childs, J., Barry, D., et al (2017) Patient reported outcome measures in child and adolescent mental health services: associations between clinician demographic characteristics, attitudes and efficacy. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 22 (1).

 
 
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