Gareth completed his BSc (Hons) in psychology and MSc in Psychological Research at the University of Wales, Bangor. Gareth then completed his PGCert in Low-Intensity Psychological Therapies at the University of Exeter, and worked as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) in NHS primary care, before completing his PhD at Bournemouth University.
Gareth subsequently completed his PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety & Depression at the University of Southampton, and has since been working in clinical practice treating anxiety and depressive disorders in an NHS setting. He is a CBT therapist, Chartered Psychologist, and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Gareth's recent publications include A meta-analysis of prevalence rates and moderating factors for cancer-related post-traumatic stress disorder and ...
Abbey, G., Thompson, S.B.N., Hickish, T., & Heathcote, D. (2014). A meta-analysis of prevalence rates and moderating factors for cancer-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Psycho-Oncology, DOI: 10.1002/pon.3654
Cherry, MG, Salmon, P., Byrne, A., Ullmer, H., Abbey, G., & Fisher, P. (2019). Qualitative Evaluation of Cancer Survivors’ Experiences of Metacognitive Therapy: A New Perspective on Psychotherapy in Cancer Care. Frontiers in Psychology. 10.949. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00949.
Fisher, P., Byrne, A., Fairburn, L., Abbey, G., Ullmer, H., & Salmon, P. (2019). Brief Metacognitive Therapy for Emotional Distress in Adult Cancer Survivors. Frontiers in Psychology, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00162
Gareth’s clinical research interests include, but are not limited to: the assessment and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in cancer survivors, emotional processing, and the impact of emotion avoidance and metacognitive beliefs on vulnerability and maintenance in psychological disorder.