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Robin is a qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. He has spent the past ten years practicing, teaching and researching psychological therapies, in a variety of settings. Robin is currently a Senior Lecturer in the division of Counselling and Psychological therapies where he specialises in teaching evidence based approaches in particular the Cognitive & Behavioural Therapies.
Robin qualified as a Counsellor in 2002 and has since worked in a variety of settings including private, public and voluntary.
During 2004, he undertook Masters level training in cognitive and behavioural therapies at the University of Liverpool and consolidated this experience by working in organisations such as The NHS, Anxiety UK, & The Priory Hospital Altrincham offering CBT for clients with a variety of anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders and depression. During this time he has supervised a variety of trainee and qualified therapists.
Robin has been in his role as Senior Lecturer at UCLan for 7 years and is a guest lecturer on the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester.
Robin completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester, where he was investigating the role of metacognition in health anxiety and developing a new treatment approach. Robin has worked extensively with Professor Adrian Wells a world expert and authority in cognitive and metacognitive therapies. As well Robin has collaborated on a number of projects with other European research teams.
Through extensive research and current clinical practice Robin is able to offer teaching which is both intellectually stimulating and passionate in its delivery.
Robin had an article published on The Conversation in November 2017 about whether counselling is an effective treatment for mental health problems, entitled ‘Counselling doesn’t work in the long term’
Bailey, R., & Wells, A. (2015). Metacognitive beliefs moderate the relationship between catastrophic misinterpretation and health anxiety. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 34, 8-14.
Solem, S., Borgejordet, S., Haseth, S., Hansen, B., Håland, Å., & Bailey, R. (2015). Symptoms of health anxiety in obsessive–compulsive disorder: Relationship with treatment outcome and metacognition. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 5, 76-81.
Bailey, R., & Wells, A. (2014). Metacognitive therapy in the treatment of hypochondriasis: a systematic case series. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38(5), 541-550.
Bailey, R., & Wells, A. (2013). Does Metacognition Make a Unique Contribution to Health Anxiety When Controlling for Neuroticism, Illness Cognition, and Somatosensory Amplification? Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 27(4), 327-337.
Robin is a peer reviewer for the following journals:
Does metacognition make a unique contribution to health anxiety in addition to neuroticism, illness cognition and somatosensory amplification? International Metacognitive Therapy Conference, Manchester 2013. Open Paper
Metacognitive Therapy for Health Anxiety: A Case Series. European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT), Marrakech 2013. Open Paper
Working with anxiety in relation to Health: Low Intensity Interventions. IAPT Northwest Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Masterclass. UCLAN Preston, 2013. Skills Workshop
The Role of Metacognition in Health Anxiety. International Conference of Cognitive Therapy, Hong Kong, 2014. Open paper.
Metacognitive Therapy in Health Anxiety. European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT), The Hague, 2014. Symposium.
Metacognitive Beliefs Moderate the Relationship between Catastrophic Misinterpretation and Health Anxiety, European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT), Jerusalem, Sept 2015. Symposium.
Metacognitive Therapy in the treatment of health anxiety, International Metacognitive Therapy Conference, Milan 2016. Pre-Conference Workshop.