Professor Craig White  MML ClinPsyD PhD FRCP FBPsS
Consultant Clinical Psychologist 

"From the day I met Professor White, I instantly felt like he understood me and knew how best to support me. At each of my sessions with him he would listen, keep me on track and guided me on a path which has improved my confidence and my own self belief. He has a huge amount of knowledge and experience that makes him excellent in his field......... I cannot thank him enough for everything he has done for me and would throughly recommend him to my family / friends."

Patient referred with history of severe depressive symptoms and prior partial response to psychological therapy & medication


" I am delighted to have reached a level where I can manage my symptoms and understand them more. Being somewhat free of that all-encompassing and relentless fear has been liberating and I feel a million miles away from that sobbing, terrified heap that first walked into your office.  So thank you. I want you to know how much I appreciate everything you have taught me and all your support along the way."
Patient referred by Consultant for assessment and treatment of Illness Anxiety Disorder symptoms


"I feel very lucky & privileged to be under Professor White's care. He has & continues to guide me through a very difficult time in my life. He goes above and beyond what I would have expected from any health professional.  He is brilliant, kind, caring & most of all understanding of my condition. Professor White will tell you he is only doing his job, however it's rare these days to receive such dedication.  He is a credit to not only himself, to BMI Healthcare."

Patient referred by GP for assessment and treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder symptoms

"Thank you for all the time and and effort you are going to to find a solution to my problems, I greatly appreciate it."

Patient referred by GP for assessment and treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms

"Many thanks for your assistance here. My client was delighted with how the meeting with yourself went."
Solicitor following meeting with his client.

“I thank the experts who have given their time and professional expertise and congratulate them on the way in which they have done so, in observing their duties to the Court they have taken the heat out of which could be a very difficult case”

Judge in English legal case involving complex co-ordination of opinions of clinical psychological and psychiatric experts, including Professor White

"Many thanks for getting back so promptly and for writing such a professional, easy to read report."
Client following assessment of psychological consequences of historical child abuse. 


"We are pleased to say that the Procurator Fiscal accepted a plea of not guilty as a consequence of the terms of your report....thank you for all your assistance in this matter. "

Solicitor following assessment of historical mental health problems & psychological factors influencing incident.


"Thank you for your help in respect of the above matter. We are pleased to say that the Procurator Fiscal decided to discontinue the prosecution against our client. We are sure that this is as a consequence of all your hard work and thank you for the same."  

Solicitor who instructed me in considering whether provisions of Section 53 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 2015 regarding unfitness for trial were applicable to criminal allegations against a vulnerable person.










Case Study

Social anxiety disorder (sometimes called social phobia) is a disabling anxiety disorder that is characterised by self consciousness, avoidance of social situations and intense apprehension or anxiety associated with speaking, eating or interacting when around other people.  Cognitive therapy is an effective intervention and significant reductions in anxiety symptoms can be achieved,  Treatment involves identifying some of the thoughts generating symptoms, enabling people to learn how to modify these and achieve lasting changes.  The figures below show that as the 'believability' in thoughts is reduced there is a reduction in the severity of anxiety symptoms.  Here this patient was able to generate evidence through exposure to different ways of acting in situations that contradicted life long ways of thinking - and as they did so achieving reductions in clinically significant and disabling anxiety (reflected by the corresponding reductions in the Beck Anxiety Inventory score).  


Social Cognitions Questionnaire

 


Dec 17


March 18


May 18


July 18

I will be unable to speak  

90

70

55

15

I am going to tremble or shake uncontrollably

70

50

30

0

People will stare at me

70

50

30

0

I am inadequate

80

40

20

30

I will babble or talk funny

0

30

20

0

People are not interested in me

50

50

40

30

Beck Anxiety Inventory

23

10

-

3