Dr Frank Beesley - Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Dr Frank Beesley
GROUND FLOOR, FESTIVAL HOUSE, JESSOP AVENUE, CHELTENHAM, GL50 3SH
Telephone: 01242 263 715
Fax: 01242 528 299
Email: team4@hughkochassociates.co.uk

Website: www.hughkochassociates.co.uk

TITLE: Consultant Clinical Psychologist
 

DR FRANK BEESLEY

GROUND FLOOR, FESTIVAL HOUSE, JESSOP AVENUE, CHELTENHAM, GL50 3SH

Telephone:  01242 263715   Email:  customerservices@hughkochassociates.co.uk

 
NAME:    Dr Frank Beesley, Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist
 
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology, 1994
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, 1997 - 2000
Post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), 2002
Practitioner Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), 2004 - 2006
Part 1 & 2 Intensive Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) 2008/09
Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) Basic Training 2011

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD):
I have attended relevant courses to maintain my CPD requirements. I have passed the Bond Solon Civil Procedure Rules for Expert Witnesses Certificate, Part 1. I have also passed the Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon Civil Expert Certificate (CUBS) in 2017. This training incorporates the following modules: Excellence in Report Writing, Courtroom Skills, Cross Examination Day, Civil Law & Procedure (Two Days) & I have passed a written examination on The Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Directions and Protocols, Part 35, as part of this training. I am a member of the Expert Witness Institute (MEWI). I was certified in 2017 (1 September 2017 to 31 August 2022), having completed the relevant assessments. This included assessment of a Joint Statement meeting and production of a Joint Statement, courtroom skills, including cross-examination and the submission of an anonymised report suitable for use in civil cases.
 
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
May 2012 to present.  Hugh Koch Associates (HKA).  I provide psychological assessment reports for the court for claimant, defendant and joint instructions are also received.  Cases have typically involved clients suffering from psychological difficulties following different types of incidents such as road traffic collisions (RTCs), falls and medical negligence events.
 
December 2012 to September 2016. 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Warrington Recovery Team: Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Warrington). I provided psychological assessments, individual and group therapy, supervision of both clinical psychologists and other disciplines and specialist training in several areas of mental health (e.g. personality disorder, DBT).
 
November 2009 to December 2012. 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Personality Disorder Hub Service: Specialist personality disorder assessments, consultation for other staff and teams, Trustwide. Provided personality disorder training for all grades and disciplines of staff, Trustwide. 
 
February 2002 to November 2009 Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, lead clinician for Step 5 Services (from 2005). Assessments, consultation, individual and group interventions, management of several staff and service development work. Clinical supervisor for several staff including clinical psychologists, CBT therapists, trainee clinical psychologists and IAPT Trainees.
 
December 2000 to February 2002 Merseycare NHS Trust, Ashworth Special Hospital: Psychological assessments and therapy with clients in a high security setting.
 
TYPICAL AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT:
Personal Injury (Adults and Children):  Anxiety based difficulties including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression following incidents such as road traffic collisions (RTCs), work incidents, and the psychological impact of medical negligence incidents.
 
PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS). Membership Number: 17253
Registered with Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Registration Number: PYL02459
Member British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
 
CLINICS:
I currently provide clinics in Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Oldham and Preston. I provide psychological assessment reports for claimant, defendant and also joint instructions. Clients are typically seen within 4 - 6 weeks of instruction.
 

CLINIC LOCATIONS:
Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Oldham and Preston.

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