We are very pleased to be partnered up with themindworks and have the following psychologists as our professional patrons. As our professional patrons they offer invaluable guidance and support to us and really help us increase awareness of the work we do within the mental health sector as well as co-authoring some of the range of books from Pulling The Trigger.
themindworks is a team of clinical and counselling psychologists, CBT therapists and occupational therapists complemented by several experienced psychiatry colleagues. This enables them to select from particular training, skills and specialities to provide the best-suited person for each client. It also means that if more than one approach is going to be most useful, they have the flexibility to provide a fully integrated package of care.
All psychologists at themindworks are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and all of their clinicians hold current professional registrations.
Dr Annemarie O’Connor (CPsychol, DClinPsy, PgCert, BSc) – clinical psychologist
With over ten years experience of assessing, understanding and treating a range of diagnoses and psychological difficulties spanning mild to complex, Annemarie offers The Shaw Mind Foundation a great level of expertise and wealth of knowledge in these areas. She is also the co-author of forthcoming book ‘Pulling The Trigger; Body Image & Body Dysmorphic Disorder’.
Annemarie has worked within forensic services and has held down various NHS community services positions, treating adults with complex and chronic mental health problems. In addition to this she is also part of the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) team at the Maudsley Hospital (London). There she works as a national specialist treating people who have body image concerns or Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She has a particular interest in complex anxiety presentations, perfectionism and communication skills.
Dr Jonathan Ornstein (MB ChB, MRCPsych) – consultant psychiatrist
Jonathan trained as a doctor and after medical and surgical posts is now working as a psychiatrist and has been a consultant in community adult psychiatry since 2008.
Jonathan uses an open minded integrated approach, combining biological, psychological and social therapies to help people resolve their issues and psychiatric illnesses. He has experience in working with people with depression and anxiety, psychotic illnesses, personality issues, in trauma therapy and with medical legal work. He focuses on working with the person rather than the condition, so gaining an understanding of each patient’s needs, and producing a collaborative tailored treatment plan.
Jonathan has worked with themindworks since it opened providing medical input and advice. He believes that their psychological interventions, treatment principles and professional approach gives people the best chance to make a real and sustained recovery.
Dr Bradley Mann (CPsychol, DClinPsy, PgDip CBT, BSc) – Consultant Clinical Psychologist & CBT Therapist
Bradley has over thirteen years’ experience working as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within both NHS and private sector settings in treating people with a range of mental health difficulties and psychological problems. Bradley has a specialist interest in working with people with chronic and complex presentations having worked within secure and recovery services. Bradley works with people experiencing symptoms of psychosis and personality difficulties as well as substance misuse. He lectures to doctoral level trainees at UCL, UEL and University of Hertfordshire, contributes to peer-reviewed journals and presents to national and International conferences.
Bradley has worked within private practice for the past twelve years helping people who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD and adjustment difficulties. He is an accredited cognitive and behavioural psychotherapist and has undergone intensive DBT training. His preferred models are cognitive with a range of schema therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, mindfulness and compassion-based therapy providing the depth to such models.