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Dr Gareth Abbey
CPsychol, AFBPsS



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.

Further information

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,

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Psychology is a popular subject because it has relevance to so many areas of everyday life. It is of interest to anyone who wants to understand what causes certain elements of...

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology

This is a contemporary and exciting course which combines the disciplines of sociology and psychology for students to develop the knowledge, application and skills to...

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling and Mental Health

Fascinated by psychology? Hoping to pursue a career in counselling after graduation? This specialist degree can help you to develop a strong grounding in psychology (the...

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology

Over the last few decades, interest in sport and exercise psychology has grown. More time and money is being spent on understanding what motivates people to exercise, play sport...