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Stephen Holland

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

Clinic Role

  • providing CBT for students at Newcastle University experiencing common mental health difficulties including Major Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress and Anxiety Disorders
  • developing and delivering skills workshops based on cognitive-behavioural methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • providing Clinical Supervision for trainee Clinical Psychologists and Cognitive Behavioural Therapists placed within our clinic
  • contributing to teaching on Newcastle University’s PGDip in CBT and DClinPsy programmes
  • supporting an upcoming research trial/case series

Background experience 

I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist accredited with the BABCP, working in Newcastle University's Psychological Therapies Training and Research Clinic since February 2020. Prior to this, I spent nine years within NHS Primary Care Mental Health Services (IAPT) in Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne, initially as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner from 2011-2014 before progressing to a High Intensity CBT therapist from 2014-2020. 

I have built close ties to Newcastle University since studying Psychology BSc as an Undergraduate, going back to complete a PG Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies and returning a second time to train on the PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I remain an associate on the CBT Diploma as an academic tutor and provide Clinical Supervision for students on the programme.

Specific interests 

  • treatment of Complex Depression (chronic, highly recurrent and resistant to standard treatment)
  • methods of adapting standard CBT and the delivery of therapy to meet the needs of complex cases
  • the impact of prolonged and repeated traumatic events and how people heal and recover from complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder