Rumina

Dr Duncan Precious

Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), DClinPsy

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What I can help with

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Other Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Health Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Anger
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Bipolar
  • Identity Issues
  • Personality disorders
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Couple Work
  • Family
  • Confidence
  • Long term health conditions
  • Adjustment Disorder

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Approach

Duncan has a deep passion for reaching hard to engage members of society andproviding preventative andaccessible community based mental healthcare. Heuses an integrative therapeutic approach, founded on principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness Practice, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology and other social constructionist/constructivist approaches including Personal Construct Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Duncan works hard to help people understand their problems within the context of their lives. He has considerable experience helping individuals to develop psychological resilience, find meaning, rebuild self-identity, purpose, enjoyment, social connection and adaptive coping strategies.

Experience

Duncan is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, UK. Duncan has spent the last decade serving in the British and Australian Army as a Military Clinical Psychologist and has a specialist interest in psychological trauma. He was the first clinical psychologist to be awarded a commission as an Officer in the British Army and has been responsible for the development of innovative mental health care and human performance programs in both the British and Australian Army. In recent years he has developed considerable leadership experience as the clinical lead in multidisciplinary teams.

Throughout his military career he has provided front line psychological support in warlike, peacekeeping, humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations. His focus has been on conducting specialist clinical assessments, evidence based psychological treatments, occupational suitability assessments, tailored mental health education, crisis response and performance optimization.

Duncan has also worked extensively within the UK National Health Service treating people with a variety of mental health difficulties. He is an active member of the Men’s Mental Health Research Network and has completed Community Action Research to explore and address inequalities in men accessing mental health in the local community.

Specialist interests and additional qualifications

  • Australian Operational Service Medal – Greater Middle East Operation: Jul – Oct 2018 - Operational deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan and UAE
  • Numeral 2 to the Australian Operation Service Medal: Apr – Jun 2018 - Operational deployment to Greater Middle East Area of Operations
  • Nomination for E.F Campbell Award: Nov 2017
  • Leadership Award: Apr 2017 - Royal Military College Duntroon
  • UK Defence Medical Award for Innovation in Clinical Excellence: Nov 2016 – Defence Medical Services
  • Queens Ebola Medal for Service in West Africa: Mar – Jun 2015 – Operational Deployment to West Africa

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