Dave has worked as a clinical psychologist in the NHS for 40 years where he has gained a wealth of experience in helping people learn more effective ways of coping with the difficulties life presents. He has worked successfully with adults with varied physical and psychological problems including brain injury, anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, chronic health problems and psycho-sexual difficulties.
In addition he has had a variety of other roles including managing the team of 40+ clinical psychologists and counsellors in Blackburn, chairing the training committee of the Lancaster Clinical Psychology training course and helping to set up and teach a masters degree in Disability Management and Work Rehabilitation at the City University, London. He has also been extensively involved in the voluntary organisations, Cruse bereavement care and Headway, the head injury charity.
More recently he helped set up the Lancashire NHS CFS/ME Service and worked for the service for 5 years. He has recently worked at the Royal Bolton Hospital helping people manage chronic health conditions such as heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer.
His interests include sailing, cinema and DIY.