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Debbie Brewin

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Debbie Brewin

HPC Registered Occupational Therapist, BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer and Accredited EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Certificate in Management Studies
  • Diploma in Applied Psychology
  • MSc in CBT
  • Mindfulness Practitioner and Teacher
  • Level 3 EMDR Trained and EMDR Europe Accredited

After an early career as an OT in the community working with physically disabled adults, I worked for 27 years in Mental Health, specialising in CBT in 2006 and in using EMDR with trauma in 2012.  I have retained an interest in physical health and how this is affected by psychological well-being and have worked as a practitioner, supervisor, trainer and clinical manager in the NHS, Universities and Private Practice. I also co-founded a Charity to assist vulnerable people in gaining employment, education or voluntary work and enjoy working with young people.

I believe wholeheartedly in the effectiveness of CBT in a variety of settings and find Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness particularly helpful.

I have been involved in training staff for the PACE-lift and PACE-Up clinical trials which looked at increasing walking in adults to improve health, as well as training GPs, Therapists and Health Professionals in the UK, Norway and Iceland.  I have also published several articles and presented at BABCP conference.

Publications

Harris T, Kerry SM, Victor CR, Ekelund U, Woodcock A, Iliffe S, Whincup PH, Beighton C, Ussher M, Limb ES, David L, Brewin D, Adams F, Rogers A, Cook DG.  PLoS Med. 2015 Feb 17;12(2).  A primary care nurse-delivered walking intervention in older adults: PACE (pedometer accelerometer consultation evaluation)-Lift cluster randomised controlled trial.

Brewin, D., Papageorgis, S., Collins, K. (2011). Reducing client reliance on long term sickness benefits. Mental Health Practice: Volume 15, 4

Open Paper on employment support presented at BABCP Conference, Manchester, 2010 and Employment Counsellors Symposium, Reykjavik, 2009

Brewin, D., David, L. (2008):10 Minute CBT: an approach for Primary Care. General Practice Update: Volume 1, Issue11

Email: debbie.brewin@10minutecbt.co.uk