Trauma | PTSD
Nick qualified as a nurse more than 35 years ago, cutting his teeth in a large Victorian psychiatric hospital with some 1500 staff and around 2000 patients.
His specialism was secure services, or ‘forensic psychiatry’ as it later became known and was seconded to Rampton special hospital and, after qualifying as a nurse, moved into the private sector in medium security.
He became interested in behavioral theory and trained as a cognitive therapist - and later as a PTSD counselor - both of which gave him an opportunity to help people address, not only their mental health issues, but learn how their behavior at once influenced, and was a result of, their experiences and feelings. Which steered his career into Forensic Rehabilitation.
He currently runs a Mental Health Recovery facility and occasionally guest-lecture at University of South Wales.