David Millican-Rowe

When I was young, I was always passionate about helping my friends and family when they were in need, but it wasn’t until I learned more about psychology, mental health, and psychotherapy throughout my education in high school and university, that I realized I could channel my passion into a career that could be of use to my community and the people in it. 

A few short years working as a teacher abroad after university helped me realize the potential value of the educational setting in improving the psychosocial outcomes of societies’ next generation. I developed an interest in using this environment to help our youngest learn to make sense of difficult emotions, normalize talking about them, and develop skills necessary to prevent the onset of mental health problems in later life. I am excited about the prospect of playing a role in helping this occur over the course of my career. 

In 2015 I returned to the UK and was fortunate enough to be accepted onto Newcastle University’s training course to become a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP). This role involved helping people learn basic skills to change thoughts and behaviour contributing to the maintenance of difficulties with common anxiety disorders and depression. An extremely rewarding role fuelling my interest in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), I saw how people were able to use this approach to make sense of their problems and develop tools to improve their wellbeing in a relatively short space of time. 

Having recently completed further training to become a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, I feel privileged to be able to help people reclaim their lives from even more longstanding and complex mental health problems and realize goals that lead to a fulfilling life. I am passionate about normalising mental health difficulties, improving access to help, empowering people to make helpful changes, and helping promote resilience. 

I am accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.


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