MIRABILIS HEALTH - Key Persons
- Specialist Practitioner CMHN, BSc ( Hons ) CMHN & Short Course in Forensics, EDMR Therapist
Anne holds triple qualifications, in General nursing, Mental health & Midwifery, however she has worked in mental health nursing since 1989. She has a wide experience working in variety of areas within the hospital and community setting and in the past 16+ years has specialised in frontline crisis intervention home treatment and mental health liaison service. Anne has both theoretical and experiential knowledge of the impact trauma has on one's overall wellbeing.
Anne is a firm believer in person centred care with a holistic approach integrating mind, body and soul. She strives to help others empower themselves so that they may reach their full potential.
- EMDR Accredited, Affiliate / Associate Specialist Psychiatrist
Accredited as EMDR Practitioner since 2012. He has a clinical interest in the use of EMDR not only as first-line treatment of trauma, but also as an adjunct in the treatment of mood or anxiety disorders. He is currently working towards becoming an EMDR Consultant and is available to offer EMDR supervision. As part of the team at Mirabilis, he offers psychiatric assessment and treatment not only for adults but also young people from the age of 14 years old and above.
He also has a special interest in psychiatry and spirituality, has given many seminars to mental health professionals on this topic, and regularly offers mental health training to clergy, chaplains, pastoral or youth workers in faith-based organisations.
Derek has been a mental health nurse for over 30 years. He has worked in a wide variety of areas eventually specializing in alcohol and drug care. More recently he has developed skills and knowledge around the care and treatment of those suffering trauma. Derek believes that a person's mental health is closely linked to other aspects such as our physical wellbeing, social relationships and spiritual health. Derek works in partnership with the person in distress being guided by their needs and abilities. He views healing as being possible for any person and that the whole person must be cared for.
Dr Miller is a senior psychiatrist specializing in general adult and old-age psychiatry and a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
He specializes in the psychological impact of trauma, across a person's lifetime and uses a combination of medication and talking therapies to treat these conditions. Dr. Miller has over 20 years' experience of treating mood disorders, psychosis, dissociative disorders, phobias, memory disorders, sleep disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder; having worked in the NHS and Private sectors.
Dr Anderson has been a full time NHS consultant psychiatrist since 2006. He specialises in General Psychiatry for adults and has a particular interest in psychosis which was the subject of his MD thesis at Queen's University Belfast. In addition, he is endorsed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Addiction Psychiatry. He is an honorary lecturer at Queen's and lead educational supervisor for psychiatrists in training in the Northern Trust.
As an Honorary Lecturer at QUB (renewed Nov. 2015) Dr Anderson is very involved in training medical students at QUB. He can provide training in all aspects of general adult psychiatry.
Dr Stephen Critchlow is an experienced specialist in general and old age psychiatry. Throughout his long professional career, he has been involved in the assesstment and treatment of all aspects of mental health of the elderly. He trained in psychiatry at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, and in several centres across Northern Ireland. He lived abroad for several years in Cyprus and Italy and brings experience of working in a multicultural setting; he enjoys working with people from diverse cultures.
He was a Consultant for several years in Old Age Psychiatry in Holywell Hospital Antrim, where he had a particular interest in the assessment and quality care for patients with dementia.
Joan has been an accredited counsellor for over 20 years with training in a variety of counselling approaches. Central to her work is being attentive and empathic to the whole person - body, mind and spirit. This requires paying attention to thoughts, emotions, choices, behaviour, bodily sensations, our deepest longings, if we are seeking to make peace with ourselves. Since coming back to Northern Ireland 4 years ago, after 37 years away, she has been exploring self-compassion and meditation as vital aspects in the ongoing treatment of attachment wounding and trauma.
She is also passionate about relationship counselling using Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and is a member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Kevin Hasson is an experienced mental health professional with over twenty years of experience. He qualified as a psychiatric nurse in 1999 and worked in a wide variety of hospital and community settings, eventually specialising in work with clients with personality disorder. In recent times he has developed skills around the care and treatment of clients presenting with depression. Kevin feels that an individual's mental health is very much centred around personal relationships and therefore uses a specific approach (interpersonal therapy or ITP) to work collaboratively with the person in distress to help them overcome their depression and aid them towards recovery.
Scott is the first Logotherapist offering meaning-based therapy in the whole of Northern Ireland and is accredited by the International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis at the Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna. He has been with Mirabilis for a number of years, initially providing mindfulness training, spiritual direction and specialist training programmes for Clergy.