I have had a varied career, travelled the world and dived deep to the bottom of the seas. But the most absorbing part of my life started when I started my University Psychology career at the age of 32. Then at the age of 40 I switched from the study of neuroscience to Clinical psychology and psychotherapy. Helping my clients to figure out their mental health challenges has been fascinating and a great privilege.
About 20 years ago, my brother and I developed a way of helping people recover from depression and anxiety without ever seeing a therapist. We were the first to build a genuinely stand-alone program, we called it Blues Begone (computer based therapy). It really worked and we published the results in academic journals. The NHS used our Blues Begone Program for a number of years. This experience made me realise that people have massive ability to heal themselves, certainly much more than they or even society knows. It was with this knowledge that I embarked on my mission to create the means for people to help themselves out of the common mental health problems of panic, anxiety, depression, OCD, worry and stress. I have proven beyond any doubt that most mental health problems are treatable and can be removed using the right skills and tools. This mission continues.
There is no 'magic' quick fix. But there is a well trodden path you can follow and which will reliably take you out of panic, anxiety and depression.
I have spent over 20 years developing tools that have helped thousands of people both in the NHS in the UK an also in the private space.
But, don't take my word for it. join the community and get immediate access to several sets of tools you can use immediately. If you find them useful then continue on the journey and go deeper. If you don't find them useful you have lost nothing and maybe gained a bit of knowledge along the way.
A bit of bio
Dr David Purves is a Consultant Chartered Counselling Psychologist, a qualified psychotherapist, and an accredited CBT therapist he is also a Chartered Scientist. Dr Purves was previously Course Director for the London Metropolitan University Doctorate program in Counselling Psychology.
He was formally Head of the Berkshire NHS Traumatic Stress Service, based in Reading. He is now principle and Clinical Director of the Berkshire Psychology Service.
His academic qualifications include a first class degree in Psychology from Lancaster University and a D.Phil in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford and a MSc in cognitive behaviour therapy from LMU. Dr Purves has published a number of academic articles, and contributed to books on the training of therapists. He has talked nationally and internationally on subjects related to Trauma, PTSD and computerized cognitive behaviour therapy.
He is also frequently asked by the media for interviews and acts as an expert psychologist recommended by the British Psychological Society on matters of disaster and trauma. He is also an expert witness to the courts on matters of trauma and PTSD.
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