Clinical Director of the Berkshire Psychology Service
Clinical Director, Dr David Purves, is a psychologist in Reading, Berkshire with a first class D. Phil in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford. He is also qualified as a psychotherapist, is an accredited CBT therapist and Chartered Scientist.
Dr Purves’ other academic qualifications include a first class degree in Psychology from Lancaster University and a Master of Science (MSc) in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from LMU.
Prior to taking the position as Clinical Director of the Berkshire Psychology Service Dr Purves was head of the Berkshire NHS Traumatic Stress Service.
Dr Purves has created three popular computerised CBT products, Blues Begone and Mood Control and Panic Pit Stop which treat depression, anxiety and panic.
In addition he is author of a number of academic articles; national and international speaker on the subjects of trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and computerised cognitive behaviour therapy; expert psychologist on disaster and trauma; and an expert witness to the courts regarding instances of trauma and PTSD.
Dr Purves is recognized by all major health insurance companies, including BUPA, AXA and Norwich Union.
D.Phil (Psychology) Oxford
MS.c Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (LMU)
BSc (hons) First class in Psychology
British Psychological Society Diploma in Counselling Psychology
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Health Professions Council registered Practitioner Psychologist
British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy accredited CBT therapist (BABCP)