About Dr. Derek Farrell
At Colloquy Bridgnorth Shropshire

Dr Derek Farrell

Dr Derek Farrell is a Principal Lecturer in Psychology, an EMDR Therapy Europe Accredited Trainer and Consultant, a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, and an Accredited Psychotherapist with the British Association of Cognitive & Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP). He is currently President of the EMDR UK & Ireland Board, President of Trauma Aid Europe, co-Vice President of EMDR Europe Board and Chair of the EMDR Europe Practice Committee. He has been involved in a number of Humanitarian Trauma Capacity Building programmes, training mental health workers in the aftermath of the Turkish and Pakistan earthquakes and the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Derek is presently involved in a long-term project in Pakistan developing mental health psychological trauma services mainly around the intervention of EMDR. Other projects include Turkey, India, Iraq, Thailand, Indonesia, Lebanon, Poland and Palestine. In 1995 he commenced a PhD in Psychology researching survivor’s experiences of sexual abuse perpetrated by clergy and as a consequence has written several publications on this subject matter. Over the last number of years Derek has worked with British Archery in assisting athletes and Para-athlete archers. In 2013 Derek was the recipient of the ‘David Servan Schreiber Award’ for Outstanding Contribution to EMDR. Derek has over 25 years’ experience as a mental health clinician.

Client Groups: Works with: adolescents, adults, children

Referrals: Direct contact from client, Home Visits Possible, Private Practice Consultations

Specialisms: Adult Mental Health Care, Anger Issues, Anxiety/Panic, Chronic Pain/Pain Management, Complex Trauma, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders/Weight Problems, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Occupational Issues, Performance Enhancement, Phobias, Physical Health Problems, Psychosis/Schizophrenia, Relationships , Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Somatoform Disorders/Hypochondriasis, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sport Related Trauma.

Psychological Therapies: EMDR & CBT

Psychological Services: Psychological Treatment, Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision (EMDR & CBT), Accreditation Supervision (EMDR Europe & BABCP), Medico-legal Assessments, Court Reports, Trauma Therapy, Performance Enhancement

Expert Witness Services: Personal injury (all types), Injury to feelings, Effects of clinical negligence
Effects of chronic illness, Effects of pain and disability, Effects of harassment, Occupational stress, Psychological Distress, Psychological Trauma, Bullying, Vicarious trauma

Research Activity: Clergy Sexual Abuse, Bilateral Stimulation, Treating Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Bullying

Training: EMDR (EMDR Europe Training and Advanced Workshops/ CPD), CBT Interventions, Trauma Focused Psychological Interventions, Performance Enhancement, Psychological Interventions in Treating Phobias, Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Managing Anxiety through Cardiac Coherence Training, Managing stress in and outside of the workplace, Coping with fear of public speaking, Maintaining a healthy work/life balance, Dealing with sleep problems and insomnia, Managing conflict within teams, Dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace

Pro-bono Psychological Treatment: There may be the possibility of pro-bono psychological treatment (maximum 6 sessions) if it relates to a specific research project or teaching and learning however terms and conditions apply.

Contact Derek Today On 01746 767400

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