Director of Healthy Mind Services is Andrew Dyke who is a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, trainer, researcher and supervisor. This training has been developed after the experience of working with thousands of clients both within the NHS and in the private sector since 2004. The clients he has worked with have had a range of different problems in relation to stress, anxiety, trauma, worry, low mood, low confidence and low self-esteem. The large majority of these clients have had problems linked with their work and have been either struggling at work or off work due to stress. Undertaking training in CBT Self-Management skills has enabled them to Understand, Manage & Overcome the stress that and the impacts of stress they have been experiencing.
Andrew has spoken about his own experience, "As well as my professional experience I also have personal experience of anxiety, as a teenager I developed my own problems such as chronic anxiety, low self-esteem, low mood and social anxiety. This is why I made it my life’s goal to learn more about these issues and help others develop their ability to understand mental health issues, manage and overcome the impacts of stress".
Andrew is constantly focused on providing training which is user-friendly and effective. To do this we uses a range of approaches such based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness & Compassion Focused Therapy.
Andrew is a keen researcher and has undertaken research which he delivered at the Institute of Work Psychology conference in 2008 and was published in several journals including the British Journal of Clinical Psychology. (Please see link below)