Dr Syd Hiskey - Psychology, Oaks Hospital, Essex

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Dr Syd Hiskey is a Consultant Psychologist working with adults for a range of psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, shame, low confidence, guilt, disfigurement, pain, bereavement, rehabilitation post injury and dementia.

Based at: Oaks Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Dr Syd Hiskey is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working with adults for a range of psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, shame, low confidence, guilt, disfigurement, pain, bereavement,

Dr Hiskey works with adults, offering individuals and couples talking therapy for a range of psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, emotional responses to trauma, shame, low confidence, guilt, disfigurement, pain, bereavement, rehabilitation/ emotional rehabilitation post injury, counselling and dementia.

Academic background

Dr Hiskey began his psychological career at the University of Surrey where he obtained a first class honours degree in Applied Psychology and Sociology (1999), winning both the departmental prize for best dissertation and the Russell Wicks Memorial Prize for best student performance in examinations and coursework.

Dr Hiskey then completed a three year PhD in trauma psychology at the University of Essex (2003) before working in the NHS and completing a second doctorate, in Clinical Psychology, via University College London (2006).

His research interests are varied and include post-traumatic stress disorder, compassion in a therapeutic context, psychological responses to trauma across the lifespan, sexual compulsivity, the therapeutic relationship, CBT for anxiety among people with dementia, audit and care planning.

Dr Hiskey has also completed training in eye movement desensitisation reprocessing therapy (Richmond EMDR) and extensive further training in compassion focused therapy (via the Compassionate Mind Foundation).

Professional Memberships

Dr Hiskey is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, as well as being an Associate Fellow, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and Expert Witness with the British Psychological Society. He is a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology, Division of Neuropsychology and Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (British Psychological Society).

Dr Hiskey has been an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.

Dr Hiskey is also an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.

Clinic Times

Monday to Friday

01206 987669