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Clinical associates


As well as the detection and prevention of occupational and operational mental health issues, March on Stress is able to arrange expert clinical assessment and treatment as required.

Our team includes psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and mental health nurses, all with unrivalled experience and expertise in their fields. Details of our Clinical associates can be found below.

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Matthew Wesson

BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR Accredited Trainer & Consultant

Matthew is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and also specialises in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This includes the teaching, supervision and delivery of EMDR, which is a UK and World Health Organisation recommended treatment for this condition. He is an EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer, one of only 8 in the UK and Ireland.

He has more than 20 years' experience in the military and over 15 years working within occupational mental health with substantial experience of working with both the public and private sector.

He is an accomplished teacher and has developed mental health training packages used across the defence community. Matthew's work includes providing therapeutic input for patients, supervising other clinicians and teaching mental health interventions to medical and non-medical staff. He has had papers published in peer reviewed journals on CBT and EMDR and has spoken at several international conferences.

Matthew has delivered mental care and TRiM support in a wide range of settings including international conflict areas. In 2009 he was a Winston Churchill Fellow during which time he worked with the US Army mental health services in Washington and Texas.

Matt's extensive training experience has been recognised with a Certificate for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS), a national teaching qualification.

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Dr Deirdre MacManus


Dr Deirdre MacManus is a consultant forensic psychiatrist and senior clinical lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. She maintains a diverse clinical practice and is the consultant forensic psychiatrist for HMP Wandsworth (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust), consultant psychiatrist for the Traumatic Stress Clinic and clinical lead for the NHS London Veterans’ Service (Camden and Islington NHS Trust).

Dr MacManus studied medicine at Edinburgh University before specialising in psychiatry. She became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2006 and completed her specialist training in forensic psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital. She completed a master’s degree in forensic mental health. As well as her clinical work, Dr MacManus has led a number of high profile research projects at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. Her main area of research is mental disorders and offending, particularly with respect to trauma-related disorders. She has a special interest in the impact of occupational trauma, and in particular, the mental health of military personnel. She completed her PhD in this area in 2013 and has published and presented widely in this field. She has been awarded funding from both the Medical Research Council and the National Institute of Health Research. As senior clinical lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, she maintains an active role in medical education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and supervises students undertaking masters and PhD level research.

Dr MacManus has extensive experience in providing independent psychiatric assessments and expert reports (in criminal and civil proceedings) in cases ranging from trauma-related psychological injury, personality disorder, severe and enduring mental illness and addictions, and in employment-related mental health issues.

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Dr. Neil J. Kitchiner

RMN, BA (Hons), MSc, PhD

Dr Neil Kitchiner has more than 30 years experience of working in NHS mental health services within the UK (England & Wales) and Australia. Neil has also worked in the private sector at the Priory Hospital Bristol, and for the past 14 years as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT therapist). Neil is primarily employed in the NHS as the Principal Clinician at the Veterans' NHS Wales service and with the Cardiff Traumatic Stress Service. He has previously served in the UK Armed Forces and deployed to Afghanistan as part of the Field Mental Health Team.

Neil also works at Cardiff University in a research capacity and has written over 30 papers, book chapters, and Cochrane Reviews on a variety of military and trauma related topics. He has previously been a board member of the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) and was a founding board member 2008 of the United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society. Neil is an accredited member of the Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy Association (BABCP) and a committee member of the SWWBABCP branch and past chairperson (2012). He is also an accredited EMDR practitioner with EMDR Association UK & Ireland.

Neil uses a mixture of CBT and other trauma focused psychological therapies including eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. He is also interested in the use of Mindfulness Therapy within a CBT model. His research interests are focused on the treatment of traumatic stress and ex-service personnel.

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Dr Dominic Murphy

MA PhD DClinPsy

Dr Dominic Murphy is a Clinical Psychologist and clinical lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London. Dr Murphy studied for an MA in psychology at Glasgow University before completing a PhD at King's College London and then a doctorate in clinical psychology from Royal Holloway University.

Dr Murphy has experience in providing psychological assessments and treating a range of psychological difficulties. He has specialised in working to support those with post-traumatic stress disorder and work related stress. He has experience of offering a range of psychological interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, systemic therapy (for example narrative therapy), psychodynamic therapy and compassion-focussed therapy.

As well as his clinical interests, Dr Murphy has extensive research experience within the field of military mental health and in particular trauma-related disorders. He is widely published within this area, has presented at many international conferences and been awarded a number of grants to conduct research projects.

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Dr Tess Browne

BSc (Hons), PgDip CBT, DClinPsy, CPsychol

Dr Tess Browne is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner. She has worked in the field of psychology for more than twelve years in community mental health services, medical clinics, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings and with military personnel. Dr Browne specialises in treating older adolescents (aged 15+), adults and couples with a wide range of mental health issues and psychological problems, from mild to more complex difficulties. She has particular expertise in treating difficulties arising from traumatic or very stressful life events.

In addition to therapy, Dr Browne regularly provides clinical supervision, consultation and training to trainee and qualified mental health professionals, and has lectured on undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral psychology courses. Dr Browne has published academic research in a range of highly respected peer-reviewed journals and presented at a number of national and international conferences.

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Dean Whybrow

RN(MH) BSc(Hons) MSc

Dean is a mental health nurse who specialises in psychological therapies delivered either in person or via the internet. He is experienced in helping people when they are suffering with low mood, anxiety or traumatic memories. The two therapies that he offers are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Both are goal focussed, brief interventions, and are underpinned by research and recommended by national clinical guidelines. Dean has extensive experience of delivering these therapies within occupational settings aimed at supporting people to either remain in, or return to, employment.

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