Dr Peter Blackburn

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

DClinPsy, CPsychol, BSc

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I am a Consultant Clincal Psychologist working in the NHS. I have experience of working in physical healthcare (inc. cancer, palliative care, chronic pain, chronic fatigue) and mental health (inc. common mental health problems). I have 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).

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Peter Blackburn at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Psychological assessment

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Additional information

Clinical psychology

Psychological assessment, formulation and treatment that includes the following difficulties for individuals/couples aged 18 years and over: adjustment (eg coming to terms with physical health problems, bereavement and divorce), anger and frustration difficulties, anxiety (eg 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, worry.

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