Since then he has worked in forensic inpatient and out-patient settings before completing his psychological clinical training in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy in 1997 at Sheffield Hallam University and the Sheffield Specialist Psychotherapy Service. Neil has also worked at the Priory Hospital, Bristol and for the past 10 years in the University Hospital of Wales within the departments of Liaison Psychiatry and Traumatic Stress as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and part-time within a partnership with the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
He regularly lectures and runs workshops on the psychological effects of trauma and psychological therapy for medical and non-medical personnel and has written over 30 papers and book chapters including trauma focused cognitive behavioural psychotherapy and eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, published in peer reviewed medical and psychological press.
He is a member of the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) and a current board member of the United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society www.ukpts.co.uk. He is also an Honorary Lecturer at the Cardiff University. He is an accredited member of the Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy Association (BABCP), the largest Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Group in the UK, and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Neil is currently the Principal Clinician, to the all Wales Veterans Mental Health & Wellbeing Service funded by the Welsh Assembly Government. It's aim to develop an out-patient mental health service for Veterans of the armed forces with service related mental health problems. This service is based in the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. For more information visit www.veterans-mhs-cvct.org. Neil is currently studying for a PhD at Cardiff University which completes April 2011
Specialities: CBT for anxiety and depressive disorders. Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) for traumatic stress reactions and PTSD.