- Certificate in Behavioural Psychotherapy
- MA Modern History
- Registered Mental Health Nurse
- PG Cert Education
- BABCP Accreditation
Brendan originally trained as a psychiatric nurse in 1983 and worked in a variety of general and specialist settings. He qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in 1992 and worked for 10 years at the Institute of Psychiatry and at the Maudsley Hospital in South East London training health professionals, practising and researching in CBT. He is a very experienced mental health practitioner and teacher who has managed at board level, conducted research and developed and implemented policy to support health and service improvement. He has worked in the public, private and charitable sectors, in roles ranging from front line clinical practice to being the Director of Services on the board of a charity. He is currently a senior therapist with Efficacy delivering CBT and is part of the governance team. He also teaches about mental health and work at University College London and the University of Reading. He is a member of the editorial board of the British Journal of MH Nursing.
Brendan has a keen interest in anxiety and depression, particularly concerning work-related issues and dealing with the psychological aspects of long-term physical illnesses.