About me

I live in Beeston in Nottingham, and am married with two children.

I have a professional background in nursing, and am qualified in Psychiatric and General nursing. I am accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP.COM). My training in Psychotherapy has been obtaining the Diploma in behavioural psychotherapy from the Maudsley Hospital/Institute of Psychiatry, London, in 1996, and I have also completed an MSc in Psychotherapy/REBT from London University. I have more recently completed the advanced diploma in Cognitive therapy at Oxford University. I have worked as a CBT therapist in the Nottingham Health Care Trust since 1996 in a post split between the Psychotherapy Unit, with Dr Richard Fox, and the Dept of Psychological Medicine at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, with Dr Chris Schofield.

I have a very wide range of experience treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychosomatic and most other disorders, excepting psychotic disorders. I use a standard CBT approach but incorporate ideas from other psychotherapies. I have run a private practice since 1999 accepting direct referrals, and those from solicitors and various Consultants. I am involved in teaching CBT to clinicians from various professional backgrounds and knowledge levels. I have extensive experience of supervision. I am a lecturer in CBT at Nottingham University, and am accredited as a supervisor and trainer with the BABCP. I am ex-chair of the local branch of BABCP.

I have written a lot about CBT:

1) Kinsella P (1990) ‘Staged Fright: Munchausen’s Syndrome’ Nursing Times Vol 86, 31, pp27-29.

2) Kinsella P (1992) ‘Medical and nursing approaches to people with mental illness’ Nursing Standard, Vol 6, 31, p43.

3) Kinsella P (1992) ‘Are patients happy with nursing care?’ Nursing Times, Vol 88, 44, p58.

4) Kinsella P (1993) ‘Developing a model of cognitive behavioural therapy nursing for acute in-patient psychiatric care’ Professional Nurse, Vol 9, 2, pp98-100.

5) Kinsella P (2001) ‘Factitious disorder: a cognitive behavioural perspective’ Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy Vol 29, 2, pp195-202.

6) Kinsella P (2002) ‘Review: behavioural interventions show the most promise for chronic fatigue syndrome (commentary)’ Evidence Based Nursing Vol 5, p46.

7)Kinsella P (2002) ‘Food for thought; psychological approaches to obesity’ The rational emotive behavioural therapist. 

8) Dainty, Fox, Lewis, Hunt, Holthman, Timmons, Kinsella, Wragg, Callaghan, (May 2014) A mixed methods feasibility study to evaluate the use of a low-intensity, nurse-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. BMJ open, Vol 4-6                                                                                                        9)Kinsella P (2007) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Routledge (Book)

9) Kinsella P and Garland A (2008) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mental Health Workers: a beginner’s guide. Routledge (Book)