Consultant Profile

Dr Peter Blackburn

Dr Peter Blackburn DClinPsy, CPsychol, BSc
Practicing at:
Spire Washington Hospital
  • Allied Health Professionals
    • Clinical Psychology
  • Breast care
    Special clinical interests:

    Psychological assessment, formulation and treatment that includes the following difficulties for individuals/couples aged 18 years and over:

    • Adjustment (e.g. coming to terms with physical health problems, bereavement and divorce) 
    • Anger and frustration difficulties
    • Anxiety (e.g. fear of recurrence, panic, OCD)
    • Depression and low mood
    • Eating and weight difficulties
    • Pain and fatigue management
    • Post traumatic stress
    • Relational difficulties 
    • Work place related stress
    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
    Clinical Psychologist, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
    Registered Psychologist with Health and Care Professions Council ( HCPC)

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0191 418 8687
    Private secretary email address:
    Personal email address:
    Saturday mornings (weekday evening availability upon request)
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Dr Blackburn is a Consultant Clincal Psychologist working in the NHS. He has experience of working in physical healthcare (inc. cancer, palliative care, chronic pain, chronic fatigue) and mental health (inc. common mental health problems). He has training in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavourial therapy (CBT), cognitive analytical therapy (CAT), compassion focussed therapy (CFT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT).

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