Chartered Scientist

Chartered Scientist

Chartered Clinical Psychologist of the British Psychological Society

Chartered Clinical Psychologist of
the British Psychological Society.

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Registered Applied Psychology
Practice Supervisor by the
British Psychological Society.

Registered Clinical Psychologist by the Health Professionals Council

Registered Clinical Psychologist by
the Health Professionals Council.

BABCP - Accredited Practitioner

Accredited Cognitive Behaviour
Therapy Practitioner by the
British Association for Behavioural
and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Division of Clinical Psychology

Full Member of the Division of
Clinical Psychology of the
British Psychological Society

 

Empower Recommended Links

British Psychological Society

If you are looking for help with difficulties other than those listed on this website, or if you live outside the Greater Manchester area, it may be helpful for you to access The British Psychological Society. The link below will direct you to the Find a Psychologist tab. This allows a search for psychologists by geographical location and / or specialty.
http://www.bps.org.uk/bpslegacy/dcp

Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist and author. Rick is founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and is on the Advisory Board of the Greater Good Science Centre at UC Berkeley. The link below will take you to Rick’s you tube channel, where you can access numerous video presentations and interviews around cultivation of the brain and mind for well being.
http://www.youtube.com/user/drrhanson

Kristin Neff

Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor in Human Development and Culture, Educational Psychology Department, University of Texas at Austin. One of the pioneering researchers into self compassion, in the link below, Kristin explores the differences between self compassion and self esteem.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtZBUSplr4

Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist at Stanford University. In the link below Kelly talks at TED about how the negative effects of stress on the cardiovascular system appear to be mediated by how we think about stress. Kelly goes onto describe the resilience mechanism at the heart of the stress response which fosters connection and kinship and which contributes to the body s anti inflammatory response, in particular the regeneration of cardiac tissue damaged by stress.  
http://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend.html

Richie Davidson.

Richie Davidson is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behaviour and the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience and Founder and Chair of the Centre for Investigating Healthy Minds, at the Waisman Centre, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the link below, Richie described his teams research findings into effects of compassion meditation, a form of mental training derived from ancient contemplative traditions, on brain structure and on behavioural, cognitive, emotional and physiological indicators of resilience.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tRdDqXgsJ0

Free Downloadable Multimedia E-Book.
Compassion: Bridging Practice and Science by Tania Singer and Matthias Bolz

The e-book below originated from a four day workshop in Berlin in July 2011 organised by Professor Tania Singer of the Department of Social Neuroscience of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig. Neuroscientists, psychologists, contemplative practitioners and artists came together over the four days to discuss compassion training, and its role in our lives today. At the end of the workshop, participants decided to make these exchanges available to the public through the development of a multimedia e-book. The book, peppered with video clips, sound collages and various meditations, outlines our different understandings of compassion, empirical findings, and application in different areas of human experience and is freely offered to the public.
http://www.compassion-training.org/