DOCTOR MATTHEW DICKS - Dr Matthew Dicks, BSc, DClinPsych CPsychol
DOCTOR MATTHEW DICKS
GROUND FLOOR, FESTIVAL HOUSE, JESSOP AVENUE, CHELTENHAM, GL50 3SH
Telephone: 01242 263 715
Fax: 01242 528299
Email: team3@hughkochassociates.co.uk

Website: www.hughkochassociates.co.uk

TITLE: Dr Matthew Dicks, BSc, DClinPsych CPsychol

DOCTOR MATTHEW DICKS

 
Ground Floor South Wing, Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, GL50 3SH

Telephone:  01242 263715   Fax:  01242 528299

 
NAME:   Dr Matthew Dicks BSc, DClinPsych CPsychol
                
                
 
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
 
2002                 EMDR Training and Consultancy            Certificate in EMDR (level 1)
 
1999-2002         University of Birmingham                       Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
 
1998-1999         Centre Training School                          Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Diploma
 
1992-1995         University of West of England                 Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Health
Science (Hons.)
 
 
MEMBER:
                                                                                              
Health Professions Council registered                                                                            Reg. no. PYL25556
 
British Psychological Society - Chartered Status                                                           Membership no. 429697
 
TYPICAL AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT:
Assessment skills: Dr Dicks has experience of carrying out various types of assessment, including initial needs assessments, wellbeing, standard formulation based, mental health, mental capacity, medico-legal and neuropsychological assessments.
 
Rehabilitation skills: Dr Dicks has experience of managing the rehabilitation of clients with psychological injury, acquired brain injury, pain management and complex injury. These skills have been developed over many years of working within multi-disciplinary teams and various settings, such as mental health, acquired brain injury and physical health.
 
Therapeutic skills: Dr Dicks has experience of working therapeutically with individuals, couples, and families, as well as adults across the full life range and children. He has well developed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systemic and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing skills that are used within a focused and time-limited structure. He has worked with a wide range of adults with complex medical and psychological cases. He has a particular interest in psychological and adjustment issues relating to chronic illness and pain.  
 
Psycho-education/ group skills: Dr Dicks has experience of running psycho-education, therapy and support groups. He has taught a very wide range of subjects and run courses on health-related matters. These include pain management, cancer survivorship courses (dealing with post-treatment challenges), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (a skills based course), mindfulness (8 week MBCT), living with uncertainty, sexual dysfunction, bereavement, assertiveness and stress management.
 
Training and Supervision: Dr Dicks has provided training for volunteers, nurses, junior doctors, Trainee Clinical Psychologists, and qualified Clinical Psychologists and supervised Trainee Clinical Psychologists, band 7 and 8a Counselling/ Clinical Psychologists. Additionally he has presented at conferences and lectured on the Bristol, Bath and Oxford Clinical Psychology trainee courses.
 
 
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
 
March 2017 to date
In-House Clinical Psychologist for Case Management Rehabilitation Company (8b) LOCUM 6 months
 
May 2012 to February 2017
Clinical Psychologist for cancer charity (8a)
 
October 2010 to May2012 Therapist in private practice
 
October 2006 to September 2010
Lead Clinical Psychologist for Renal and Transplant Directorate (8a)
 
September 2004 to September 2006
Clinical Psychologist for acquired brain injury team (8a)
 
August 2003 to September 2004
Clinical Psychologist for CMHT & Neuropsychology Service (7)
 
September 2002 to August 2003
Clinical Psychologist for Community Mental Health Team, Neuropsychology and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Service
 
Clinics: Bristol, Swindon, Gloucester, Stroud
 
Dr Dicks provides Psychological for both Claimant and Defendant lawyers and insurers including joint instructions.
 
For more information please visit www.hughkochassociates.co.uk
 
TYPICAL AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT:
 
Personal Injury (Adults and Children); PTSD; Anxiety Disorders; Depression; Road Accident; Effects of Automatism in Traffic Situations; Work Accident; Housing Stress; Psychological Aspects of Medical Negligence; Chronic Pain; Reliability of Witness
Employment Cases
 

CLINIC LOCATIONS:
Bristol, Gloucester, Stroud and Swindon.

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