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OUR PEOPLE

Our people are at the core of what makes the ACT Centre for Wellbeing such a special collective.


We’re proud of the diversity of our team, with each member contributing their unique skills to the services we offer and the projects we’re working on. Between us, we have a broad array of clinical and academic experience across multiple settings, which allows us to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and groups.


Together, we’re developing and delivering innovative and cutting edge developments in wellbeing in the clinical, educational, academic, and corporate sectors. Find out more about our team, and what we are excited about, below.

 

DR NIC HOOPER

Psychologist, Lecturer and ACT Researcher

Nic is a Lecturer of Psychology at the University of the West of England (UWE) where he conducts ACT research in addition to his teaching responsibilities. In addition to writing a number of empirical articles Nic recently published the first book to describe the evidence base of ACT. He is also involved in a number of applied activities; he delivers ACT-based resilience training and weight loss workshops, he writes a popular blog that has accumulated over 45,000 hits and he currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Association of Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS), the 8000 member organization that oversees all things ACT.  Nic has also co-written the new Diary for Valued Action 

DR. OLIVIA DONNELLY

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Olivia is a chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist with a longstanding interest in using mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches to enhance people’s wellbeing and confidence. She has a particular interest in supporting those with acute and chronic health issues, including cancer, pain and fatigue, psychological trauma (including PTSD), as well as those with appearance-related distress (e.g. coping scarring, skin conditions, and broader body image concerns). Her NHS work within surgical teams at Southmead Hospital also involves her supporting individuals considering complex treatment (e.g. cosmetic and reconstructive surgery). Olivia provides supervision and training to a range of healthcare professionals and is on the British Psychological Society Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors. She is also registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

You can find our more about Olivia and her approach at thewellbeingpsychologist.com

DR FREDDY JACKSON-BROWN

Clinical Psychologist

Freddy is an HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered, chartered clinical psychologist with 20 years experience working with children and families in the NHS. His practice is child centred and focuses on helping individuals learn the communication and everyday living skills needed to live a more independent and fulfilling life. He has published a range of peer reviewed articles and book chapters on ACT, behaviour analysis, disability and sexuality. His interests include child development, language and communication, challenging behaviour, staff systems, emotional literacy and supervision. Freddy has also co-written the  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Dummies​ and the new Diary for Valued Action