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- Behaviour Therapy
- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- Behavioural Couples Therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Schema focused therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for individuals and couples. I have over 25 years experience in the NHS and other settings and have worked with a wide range of clients. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society and an Accredited CBT Practitioner, Supervisor and Trainer with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Currently I am the director of a large programme for the training of CBT therapists and couples therapists and provide specialist training and supervision to mental health professionals.
Areas of interest
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Anxiety disorders; Individual therapy; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Depression; Major trauma; couple distress and relationship problems; work stress; Panic attacks; Social Anxiety; Generalised Anxiety; Mood disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Central and North West London Foundation NHS Trust
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; couple distress and psychopathology
Worrell, M (2015) Cognitive Behavioural Couple Therapy: Distinctive Features. Sussex: Routledge
Worrell, M (2014). What to do when CBT isn’t working. In Whittington, A & Grey, N. (Eds). How to Become a More Effective CBT Therapist: Mastering Metacompetence in Clinical Practice. London: Wiley.
Worrell, M (2010). Existential Formulations of Therapeutic Practice. In S Corrie and D Lane. Constructing Stories, Telling Tales: a guide to formulation in Applied Psychology. London: Karnac.
Botrill, S, Pistrang, N, Barker, C, Worrell, M (2010). The use of therapist self disclosure: clinical psychology trainees’ experiences. Psychotherapy Research, 165-180.
Worrell, M & Longmore, R (2008). Challenging Hofmann’s negative thoughts: A rebuttal. Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 1, 71-74.
Longmore, R & Worrell, M (2007) Do we need to challenge thoughts in cognitive behaviour therapy? Clinical Psychology Review, 27, 173-187.
Leroux, P, Sperlinger, D, Worrell, M (2007). Experiencing Vulnerability in Psychotherapy. Existential Analysis, 18.2, 315-328.
Eagle, A, & Worrell, M (2007). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. In S. Ayers, A. Baum, C. McManus, S. Newman, K. Wallston, J. Weinman & R. West (Eds) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine (2nd Edition). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Masters Applied Psychology (Clinical) Murdoch University 1990
- PhD Psychotherapy City University 2000
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Accredited CBT Therapist British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 2009
- HPC Registered Psychologist Health Professions Council 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Psychological Society. Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: Michael.worrell9
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Psychology session - (>50)