Roy is a Consultant and Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Child
and Adolescent Forensic Psychologist. He has been in practice for over 25 years and in private practice since 1985. He has
a busy psycho-medico-legal practice.
He was awarded an honours Masters degree in Psychology from The University
of Dundee in 1976 and completed his Post Graduate Diploma and professional training in applied Clinical and Developmental
psychology at Stirling University in 1978.
Later in 1982, he started studying for a Master of Philosophy degree
in psychology at London University and transferred this to Hull University where he completed his PhD in 1985 on stress, sickness
absence, and coping. Roy was awarded a distinction in the Diploma in Ericksonian Clinical Hypnosis and Psychotherapy with
Neuro-Linguistic Programming from British Hypnosis Research in 1991.
He trained as a Critical Incident Debriefing
facilitator at the University of Bristol in 1997 and was recognised by the American Psychotherapy Institute in 1998, as a
Certified Clinical Psychotherapist.
He recently advanced his training as a professional therapist in Reality
Therapy with The William Glasser Institute, California (1996), and through The Reality Therapy Association in the UK.
He is a qualified EMDR stress and trauma therapist approved by the EMDR Institute (Level II, 2001) and holds the Diploma
in Child Forensic Studies: Psychology and Law from The University of Portsmouth (2004).
His work is with
children, families, adults, relationships and occupational stress.
- counselling and psychological treatments for stress and anxiety
- attachment, bereavement and depression,
- the management of mood and post-traumatic stress.
He has a special interests in:
Personal Injury; Capacity and Consent; Stress and Post-Traumatic Stress; Attention Deficit Disorder; and
problems of attachment.
There is some time for leisure and relaxation. Occasionally he plays golf,or
rather tries to play, without causing undue embarrassment to himself or others. He likes cats and dogs and the family, but
not necessarily in that order.