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Dr James Bickley (Co–Director)

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BSc. (Hons) D.Clin.Psy. C.Psychol AFBPsS / Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Chartered Psychologist, HCPC Registered: PYL02587

James is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and co-director of Changing Minds UK.  He combines a passion for sport with a desire to support others, particularly those at risk of exclusion, in realising their potential, achieving their goals, and enabling them to Perform Well.

James has over 20 years of experience working with challenging presentations in a broad range of care and performance environments.  He has led or developed psychological services in Mental Health, Youth Justice, and High Performance settings.  In particular, James has specialist knowledge and considerable experience in working with young people who present with high-risk behaviours.

Through his work, James has developed an ability to make sense of complex presentations or needs, and enables others to work effectively with these challenges through the provision of training, supervision, consultation, or expert opinion.  James promotes the importance of developing shared understanding and firmly believes that an effective consultant or practitioner leaves an individual or system more psychologically informed, more empowered, and ultimately in a better place.

James is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is a Practitioner Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  He has presented research and clinical interests at both national and international conferences and published in a variety of books and peer-reviewed journals.