Meet the team
Decision Support Professional, Self Management Trainer and Service User Consultant
(or more plainly, I’m a recovering accountant who got fed up of climbing the wrong ladder and found that by helping others, I help myself)
Key Strengths: Curious, funny, inventive.
Specialties: Acceptance and Commitment Coaching, Peer Support and Applied Positive Psychology.
I scout out useful resources and help people connect with them. By acknowledging their expertise, I have a talent for inspiring people find the good and identify the useful feedback in adverse situations. I am always looking ahead and learning, eager to share best practice and make this understanding work for others.
Tim is a physician who has worked in cardiology, orthopaedics, drug and alcohol, occupational health, research and public health settings. Tim has trained in cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, and motivational interviewing, and is on the MINT register as a trained trainer. During the last few years Tim has been focussing on the emerging science of positive psychology and how that can be applied in health and social care settings, and how it can be fused with MI and CBT to help deliver a more balance and holistic approach to health and well-being coaching. A Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and the British Psychological Society, Tim is a popular and amusing speaker who once pole vaulted for Great Britain and was a contender on ITV’s Gladiators. He was also one of the ‘Slough 50’ in the BBC documentary: Making Slough Happy.
Dean has 35 years experience in Mental health, first as a practitioner (qualified Psychiatric Nurse, Counsellor and Family Therapist -trained both in UK and USA) and then in management and leadership roles. He combines this experience to provide a unique perspective derived from a passion for person centred care with an understanding of the complexities and demands of delivering that care to consistently high standards. He views all management challenges through a values driven lens and all care challenges from a user and outcome perspective. He believes care professionals have a duty to continually improve their practice.
His last full-time post was with the East Midlands SHA as Director of EMDC (development and improvement centre) and mental health policy lead. Overseeing programmes at both a regional and national level. His work involved considerable contact with commissioners, providers and the Department of Health. He spent a number of years at the National Institute of Mental Health as a Director. He has also held a non-executive role with Turning Point in the past.
He took early retirement in March 2011 to focus on his family, art and a small consultancy working with coaching, leadership and service reviews. He is currently retained by NHS England as the Specialist Advisor for implementation of IAPT, this includes undertaking local service reviews, developing networks and running workshops on commissioning, outcomes and clinical productivity.
He holds a non paid role as Chair of his local MIND, where he is actively supporting radical change and an emphasis on creative therapies, peer assistance, personal directed support and mindfulness/ACT.
Joining ARC as a co-director was a privilege, it seemed logical, given the synergies between Tim , Matt and my values and skills sets.
He has a saying, used on his Art site, “ Are you a product of your past or yourfuture, do you follow a well deployed script or do you surprise yourself ? ”.
Education and Practice Lead
Academy for Recovery Coaching. A mental health nurse for over thirty years Kieran has focused much of his interest in supporting people with voices and paranoia and was heavily involved in the early social movement that promoted early intervention.
He was involved in some of the early attempts at accredited Peer Support Training.
He has a background in REBT, ACT and family therapy. He is currently involved in the development and delivery of Recovery Coaching approaches and supervision using positive psychology and Compassion Focused Coaching.
Together with Mat Rawsthorne and Jo Harvey he co delivers the Nottingham university’s modules in ACT CFC AND Mindfulness.