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My core profession is nursing and I have successfully completed both General and Mental Health Nurse Training. in addition I have Diplomas in Community Mental Health Nursing (University of East London) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Goldsmiths University of London)
I have over 40 years experience of working in mental health in a variety of inpatient and community settings.
I have worked extensively in the NHS and over the last 20 years have established a successful full-time private practice.
I have a particular interest in complex trauma, and women's mental health and combine CBT with third wave approaches, specifically Acceptance & Committment Therapy (ACT)
I have been an active volunteer for my membership organisation , BABCP , serving on committees and acting as associate editor for the membership magazine CBT Today . I have had numerous articles published in the magaziine and write a regular blog on my own website www.patricia-murphy.uk
I provide c regular cllinical supervision for other CBT Therapists
I have recorded an episode of the LIstening Project with the BBC Radio 4 which explores what makes for a good patient / therapist relationship.
Areas of interest
Anxiety disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Distorder, Health Anxiety: Generalised Anxiety Disorder :Panic Disorder Complex Bereavement Reactions; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Depression; Disordered Relationship with food; Emotional Disregulation Childhood Trauma; Domestic Violence
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
I am currently in full time private practice
BABCP Engagement & Involvmernt Award 2020
BABCP membership magazine CBT Today.
Regualr contributor since 2011
- RGN NMC 1983
- RMN NMC 1985
- Diploma in Community Psychiatric Nursing University of East London 1993
- Diploma in Coginitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Goldsmiths University of London 2000
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Co-chair of Women and Gender Minorities Special Interest Group BABCP 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- CBT Register , 2001
Affiliations / memberships
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) session - (>50)