- Registered Mental Health Nurse
- Diploma in Community Mental Health Care
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
- EMDR trained
Mike has been a mental health professional for almost 40 years, 24 of which were spent in NHS settings in a wide range of clinical areas including community mental health teams, adult psychology, behavioural psychotherapy services, day hospital and inpatient settings. Mike also worked in a specialist drug and HIV prevention services in 1980s, during which he pioneered innovative projects such as piloting Scotland’s first mobile needle exchange, setting up an outreach service for woman working in the sex industry and in collaboration with Lothian Education Department to provide safer sex education in High Schools and youth clubs.
Mike has also worked for the Priory Hospital in Edinburgh and has several years’ experience of working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant enabling people with functional, psychological, developmental, cognitive and emotional impairments and other health conditions to overcome barriers to accessing, maintaining or returning to employment or useful occupation.
Mike has worked in private practice for 20 years and is experienced in the assessment and treatment of people who suffer from traumatic stress, including combat and civilian war veterans, road traffic accidents, industrial accidents, major disasters including earthquakes, physical and sexual assault and the loss of loved ones. Mike is also a clinical supervisor for other therapists.