Clinical experience

I am a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (University of Exeter), registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, chartered through the British Psychological Society, and a member of the British Sleep Society. Clinical Psychologists are qualified to assess, formulate and provide treatment for complex mental-health presentations. I have experience working with children and adolescents, adults and older adults in a range of service contexts and have been involved in developing and implementing sleep interventions to improve outcomes for mental-health across settings.

Sleep difficulties are often experienced with additional complexities of mental and/or physical health struggles. Therapeutic outcomes can be optimised by utilising a range of therapeutic approaches in a flexible way.  My work is informed by therapies including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for insomnia, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Compassion-Focussed Therapy, attachment informed and Systemic Therapy. I have received training in Sleep Medicine through the European Sleep Research Society.

Research experience

PhD:  Insomnia symptoms and daytime dysfunction

Published material includes: LD Baker, Garner, M, & Baldwin, DS. (2015). Daytime intrusive thoughts and subjective insomnia symptoms. Psychiatry Research, 30, 1038-42.

Research Advisor at Dorset Mindfulness Centre (Voluntary post)

Current research: Mindfulness-based stress reduction and psychological inflexibility in insomnia

DClinPsy dissertation: Qualitative investigation of Mindfulness-based stress reduction as an intervention for insomnia symptoms. In collaboration with Dorset Mindfulness Centre and Mindfulness Hampshire.

MSc: Research Methods in Psychology. Addressing the elusiveness of daytime dysfunction in poor sleeping populations.

BSc: Psychology

Training experience

I have delivered training for NHS and independent health-care professionals on psychological models and treatment of insomnia and have presented at multi-disciplinary sleep conferences.

 

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